Football/Soccer Session (U16): Changing the Point of Attack

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Elliott Spruell, Adult Member

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Elliott Spruell
Name: Elliott Spruell
City: Fullerton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 12 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up

Organization:

Groups of four with one ball per group.

Activity:

Group A: Two touch passing: Pace of pass, weight of pass on ground

Group B: Two touch and one touch when possible: angle and distance of support, body positioning and shape, pace of pass.

Group C: Two touch/one touch- flighted balls: Weight of pass, surface of foot, timing, body postioning

Group D: Two touch passing, with one touch layoffs- Quality in air, face direction you are playing, one touch with a rhythm going forward

Coaching Points:

-Good body position

-Going forward with a rhythm

-Proper angle of support

-Proper tecnique and pace


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Activity

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Small Sided Activity

Activity:

35x44 yards. 6 vs 6 with channels +GKs

Variations:

-Players in channel have two touches

-Must use both channels before going forward going to goal

- Can change places with channel player

-Can join attacker in channel, crreating 2v1

Coaching Points:

-Establish a rhtythm

-Change point of attack, look to exploit flanks

-Play quick passes, then look for long pass

-Think ahead, look to penetrate with early passes

-Combination play and starting positions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided

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Expanded Small Sided

Activity:

9v9. Full width. 18 yard box to 18 yard box. Formation: 4:3:1 v 4:3:1

Variations:

-3 lines working together to keep possesion, change the point of attack and create 2v1 situations on flank.

-Starting postions are wide for the outside backs with centerback providing depth for support

-Combine with CMF, when pressure is high

-Team shape should provide wide options, options through the MFS, as well as direct to FWD feet.

Coaching Points:

-Movement to creat channels out wide

-Coordinated movement on the flanks

-Back 4 shape and movement

-Building from back

-Change point of attack to create space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Activity:

11v11 full field. Formation: 4:2:3:1 vs 4:4:2, depending on team shape

Coaching Points:

-Building from back

-Coordinated movements

-Starting positions, changing point of attach

-FInishing and creating chances

-Looking for combinations on the flanks


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