Football/Soccer Session (U16): Spreading out & utilising space when attacking (Start Time: 2014-11-27 18:00:00)

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Lee Caldwell, Adult Member

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Lee Caldwell
Name: Lee Caldwell
City: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Coaching Points

Movement on and off the ball

Support Play

Quality of pass - to feet/ to space?

Quick dispersal

Decision making (pass or run/ where and when?)

Communication - verbal and non-verbal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice - Start

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Skill Practice - Start (5 mins)

Organisation

Set up 40x30 yard area (5x5 yard squares.

Three teams of 5/6 each with a football.

Each team must pass and move the ball around the area.

Game conditions

1. Cannot be in the square for longer than 5 seconds.

2. Cannot be in the same square as a teammate.

Scenarios

1. Play into space.

2. Bounce pass into 3rd man runner.

3. Opposed practice.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scenario 1 - Play into space

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Scenario 1 - Play into space (10 mins)

Scenario 1

B1 plays the ball into B2 who has created space to receive.

B2 is on the half turn to play forward.

B3 makes a run to receive the ball.

B2 plays the ball into space for B3.

Coaching Points

Check shoulders to see the pictures (before and as the pass is made).

Be on the half turn.

Positive touch forward.

Movement off the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scenario 2 - Bounce pass into 3rd man runner

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Scenario 2 - Bounce pass into 3rd man runner (10 mins)

Scenario 2

B1 plays the ball into B2 who has created space to receive.

B3 makes a run to support B2.

B4 makes a run to receive the ball.

B2 sets the ball to B3, who plays into B4's run (3rd man runner).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Set up

Area: 70x50 yard.

Attacking team: GK-3-1-2-1

Defending team: GK-3-2-2

How to play

1. The attacking team must look to make the pitch big and create spaces that can be used when attacking.

2. Defending team are conditioned to work the ball up the pitch as quick as possible, either for an attempt at goal or long ball into the GK hands.

3. Play starts with the GK's playing out of their area to a teammate.

Scenarios to look for: Bounce pass, Third man runs, switching play.


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