Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Combination Play - The WALL PASS

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Paul Gregory
Name: Paul Gregory
City: Coconut Creek
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I - Technique of THE WALL

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I - Technique of THE WALL
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Stage I - Technique of THE WALL

Organization: 4-5 players per group; 15 yard red cones, 2 yellow cone at angle on each side --- 2v0

Instruction: Player A will start with the ball at their feet at the red cone. Player B, starting at the further yellow cone on the side, will check and look to receive a pass at an angle with their body "side on". Players A and B will execute a WALL PASS, with Player B using 1 touch to direct the ball forward and Player A runing into open space. Player A will then play a pass to the waiting player at the other end of the area. Activity is repeated (repitition)

Coaching Points: 1. Accuracy/Pace of Pass, 2. Open up body "side on"/always seeing the ball, 3. Quality of touches, 4. Return pass is 1 touch/quick!

***PROGRESSION: Make into competition – 1pt for every successful pass completed

***PROGRESSION: Add a passive defender who applies oncoming pressure from the front

Function: Teach basic technique of the combination attack (used when numbers are +1); who are the players who should look to execute the technique (preferably CM, RM/LM, CF; if DEF perform and lose ball we expose big space in back)…WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage II - Expanding the Technique/SSG

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Stage II - Expanding the Technique/SSG

Organization: 6+ players, 4+ attackers, 2+ defenders; 25x20 yard field (15x20 yard area, 10x20 yard area)

Instructions: One defender will start with the ball at their feet in between the two pugg goals. One attacker will start at opposide end of field with another attacker starting on either side of the field at the middle. The DEF will play a pass to Attacker A then quickly close the ball (DEF must enter and stay on 15x20 yd area) and at the same time Attacker B will enter the area to create a 2v1 game in the area. Attackers will look to beat the DEF by executing the WALL PASS or simply beating the defender with the ball. (If Attacker beats DEF with ball, then will look to finish with finesse from distance once entering 10x20 yd area. If Attackers execute WALL PASS, return pass from the WALL player must enter 10x20 yd area and scored w/ 1 touch). If DEF wins the ball, they will dribble out of area.

Coaching Points: 1. Accuracy/pace of pass, 2. WHEN/WHERE to execute, 3. Vision to see open space, 3. Check at angle to receive pass, 4. Finesse finish into the goal (inside foot pass for placement in corners of the goal), 5. Patience/timing of execution

***PROGRESSION: Add a DEF and ATT --- DEF will play ball then close space, and same time an attacker will come and support providing depth (look for windows b/w DEFs)

Function: Getting the player on the ball to take open space forward while drawing in the oncoming defender to commit to the ball; good for when CM is looking to combine with RM/LM and vise verse to get behind the line of DEF. During progression, CM should look to find CF w/ direct pass who then can return the wall pass to CM or even look for the run of RM/LM down the line. Players are giving the ability to make their own decisions while on the ball, when to attack, and when to keep possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage III - Expanding the SSG

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Stage III - Expanding the SSG

Organization: 9+ players, 4v4 + 1; 45x30 yard field

Instructions: A game of 4v4+1 will be field in the middle part of the field. Instructions to this game are alike from last activity: Attackers will look to beat the defenders by executing the WALL PASS to get behind defense or simply beating the defender with the ball. (If Attacker beats DEF with ball, then will look to finish with finesse from distance once entering 10x20 yd area. If Attackers execute WALL PASS, return pass from the WALL player must enter 10x20 yd area and scored w/ 1 touch). The difference in this activity is that 1 defender may enter the final 1/3 to prevent a goal.

***1pt for every goal scored in pugg goal

***2pts for every successful wall pass around a defender

Coaching Points: 1. Accuracy/pace of pass, 2. WHEN/WHERE to execute WALL PASS, 3. Vision to take the open space quickly when available, 3. Check at angle to receive pass, 4. Finesse finish into the goal (inside foot pass for placement in corners of the goal), 5. Patience/timing (when v. when not to)

Function: Players are now put into game situations where they must solve problems against an opposition. Patience as well as proper execute of the Wall Pass will be tested. I want to see the players use the wall pass, but if pass is not available are the players looking to change the point of attack and/or keep possession. The team's formation should be Diamond shaped.


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