Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Passing, receiving, and transitions

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Eddie Slater
Name: Eddie Slater
City: Las Vegas
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transitions Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transitions Game
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Transitions Game (20 mins)

Set up & organization

3 Teams of 4 players. A clearly marked half way line. GK's optional.

Instructions

Coach passes ball to blues who attack against Yellows in one half. If Yellows win the ball they take it into opposite half and attack vs Orange's. (If blue score vs Yellows, they attack Orange) and so on. Count how many successful attacks all three teams have.

Coaching points

Fast transitions after ball is won

Speed of play

Good decisions on when to dribble vs pass

All technical aspects of passing, receiving, shooting, tackling etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing receiving (half turn) combo

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Passing receiving (half turn) combo (10 mins)

Set up & organization

Set four cones around 20yrds apart opposite each other. Then set up a 5x5 grid in the middle of the four cones.

Instructions

Two small lines of players on each of the four cones. No more than three players per cone. Two players from each team go into the middle section. Players must pass to the middle player who receives on the half turn and passes to the opposite side. Player that passed sprints to the other side. Switch out the player in the middle often.

Coaching points

Good firm pass to feet

Player in the middle must look to receive on the half turn

The sequence starts slow, but look to build a good tempo

Lots of repetition

Progressions

Make it a race. First team to make 30 passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing receiving (one touch) combo

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Passing receiving (one touch) combo (10 mins)

Set up & organization

Set four cones around 20yrds apart opposite each other. Then set up a 5x5 grid in the middle of the four cones.

Instructions

Same set up as the previous activity. Now players must pass to the middle player who plays a wall pass back to the passing player with one touch, the passing player must then receive on the move and carry the ball before passing to the opposite side. Switch out the player in the middle often.

Coaching points

Good firm pass to feet

Player in the middle must look to pass one touch into space (wall pass)

The sequence starts slow, but look to build a good tempo

Lots of repetition

Progressions

Make it a race. First team to make 30 passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3+1

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4v3+1 (30 mins)

Set up & organization

On an appropriate sized field, set up two goals with GK's. Have a clearly marked half way line.

Instructions

Two teams play 4v3 in one half. The team with 3 has a player on his own in the opposite half. If the shorthanded team win the ball they must look to play forward as quickly as possible to the spare player, and join him to gain numbers up. The other team must retreat also but one player remains in the half, and the sequence continues.

Coaching points

Good firm passes to feet

Good movement off the ball

When the ball is won can they attack with pace?

When the ball is lost can they win it back quickly, or transition and get compact?

Players must be on the move at all times looking for space, and chances to keep the ball in circulation.

Progressions

Play with the numbers in each half.


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