Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Possession

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Ivan Yanez
Name: Ivan Yanez
City: Pomona
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 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 (15 mins)

Organization:

-Grid 8x 8

-Two teams of four

-Two balls (One per team)

Activity:

-Juggle (300 Touches)

-Dribble ( A lot touches, turns and skills moves)

1. Two players from each team work inside the area. Two players from each team work on /the perimeter of the area on the opposite side to their teammate. 1 ball per team.

2. Play begins with the ball with one of the outside players. He must play it into 1 of his teammates inside the area who then plays it to the other teammate on the inside of the area.

3. The ball is then played back out to the 2nd teammate on the outside.

4. Repeat sequence without stopping. Rotate players.

Progression:

-Allow teammates on the outside of the area to play directly to each other when they choose to.

CoachingPoints:

-Movement to receive

-Create supporting angles

-Combination play

-Spatial awareness – always checking

Skill Development:

-Control, communication, weight of pass, turning.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Partern #1

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Passing Partern #1 (15 mins)

Organization:

-Two groups of 4 players each

-15 x 15 yard grids

Instructions:

1. Each player has a number 1-4

2. Players play in sequence 1 passes to 2, who passes to 3 etc.

3. Players get 1 point for each complete circuit 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 and back to 1

4. Play 1 minute games

5. Players not allowed to stay in one place (Change Sequence ie 2 passes to 4 who passes to 3 who passes to 1)

Coaching Points:

1. Receiving Technique

2. Passing Technique (Accuracy & pace of pass)

3. Movement off the ball

a. Wide

b.Check to (angle)

4. Always moving even if your # is not next. Always look to move and be involved

5. Communicate to your teammate where you are (where you want the ball ex: feet)

6. Importance of keeping (possessing) the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Pattern Progression #2

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Passing Pattern Progression #2 (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Two Groups of 4 players

2. Each group plays in a grid (15x15)

3. One ball per group

4. Coach with soccer balls outside grid

Instructions:

1. Players must remenber their numbers

2. Players will not pass the ball in sequence anymore

3. Passing - Receiving -Moving inside your own grid

4. When coach calls out a # (ex:4) both 4's from each team must go into opponent box an steal ball

5. When defender comes in, players must attempt to possess the ball (3v1)

6. If they make 3 passes they will recieve a point, when point is received try to keep making as many passes as possible (ex 9 passes on a row = 3 points)

7. If defender wins it he goes back to his grid without the ball

8. team with the most point at the end wins.

Coaching Points:

1. Receiving Technique ( Cushion on contact)

2. Passing Technique (Accuracy & pace of pass)

3. Movement off the ball

a. Wide

b.Check to (angle)

4. Always moving even if your # is not next. Always look to move and be involved

5. Communicate to your teammate where you are (where you want the ball ex: feet)

6. Importance of keeping (possessing) the ball

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Possesion Game

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Fully Possesion Game (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 30x30 field set up as shown

2. Separate players into 3 teams, each with a different color pinnie

3. Two teams on the inside of the field and one team on the outside as supporting players

4. 1 ball with additional if needed

Instructions:

1. Teams on the inside of the field maintain possession by passing and moving.

2. Teams are trying to earn points, points can be earned two ways.

3. #1) Can be earned by passing the ball to a supporting player on the outside of the field and receiving it back without the defending team touching the ball. The same player must receive the ball back, if another teammate does then the team maintains possession but a point is not earned.

4. #2) Team makes five passes without the defending team touching the ball

5. Each team has unlimited touches, the supporting players have to get rid of the ball before the count of ten.

6. Teams will play for 3 minutes then rotate out. Each team will play against each other on the inside, with each team playing the supporting role on the outside as well.

Coaching Points:

1. Counter quickly on transition before opposition can organize

2. If counter is not optional maintain possession

3. Maintain width and depth when attacking

4. 2nd attacker to offer support

5. 3rd & 4th attacker to play away from the ball or make attacking run in behind

Progressions:

1. Add touch restriction


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 30x30 field set up as shown

2. Separate players into 3 teams, each with a different color pinnie

3. Two teams on the inside of the field and one team on the outside as supporting players

4. 1 ball with additional if needed

Instructions:

1. Teams on the inside of the field maintain possession by passing and moving.

2. Teams are trying to earn points, points can be earned two ways.

3. #1) By scoring a goal in their team goal

4. #2) By passing the ball to a supporting player on the outside of the field and receiving it back without the defending team touching the ball and scoring a goal. Any teammate can receive the ball from the outside supporting player to earn two points.

5. Each team has unlimited touches, the supporting players have to get rid of the ball before the count of ten.

6. Teams will play for 3 minutes then rotate out. Each team will play against each other on the inside, with each team playing the supporting role on the outside as well.

Coaching Points:

1. Counter quickly on transition before opposition can organize

2. If counter is not optional maintain possession

3. Maintain width and depth when attacking

4. 2nd attacker to offer support

5. 3rd & 4th attacker to play away from the ball or make attacking run in behind

Progressions:

1. Add touch restriction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

5 v 5

Instructions:

Players split up into 4 teams and play a round robin tournament where all teams play.

Coaching Points:

-Create as much space for player in possession

-Try to create a triangle at all to give good angle of support.

-Look to gaps to attack

-First thought is to go forward then if nothing is on, play back to start again.


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