Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing Through Lines

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Keith Cappo
Name: Keith Cappo
City: Drexel Hill, PA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arsenal

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arsenal
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Arsenal

Setup: Field is 60 x 30 yards, divided evenly into 3 zones. We play 12 v 6, starting with a 6 v 3 in zone 1, a 4 v 3 in zone 2, and 2 v 0 in zone 3. Can change dependent upon formation, etc.

Organization: The white team starts with possession in zone 1. They look to complete a set number of passes [4 - 6] and then transfer the ball into zone 2. Once in zone 2, players from zone 1 can join to increase the numbers up, and look to combine to play and get the ball into zone 3. Once in zone 3, if white maintains possession, the 4 whites in zone 2 transfer to zone 3, and the 3 yellow defenders from zone 2 drop into zone 3 to defend, and will again form a 6 v 3 in zone 3. 4 white players from zone 1 will drop into zone 2, along with the 3 yellow defenders in zone 1 to make a 4 v 3 in zone 2. Now we start the exercise from the other side, looking to work from zone 3 to zone 2 to zone 1.

Progressions: [1] restrict touches, [2] get a point by working the ball to a target on the endline with 1 touch pass, [3] add goals to endlines, [4] open up to free play with only restriction is you cannot skip a zone to attack.

Coaching Points: passing and receiving, angles of support, getting into windows, movement off the ball, timing of runs and passes, awareness, speed of play.


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