Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Creating Overlapping Runs & Combinations

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Gerry Montague
Name: Gerry Montague
City: New Jersey
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Overlapping runs - Activity 1

Divide team in half

2 mannequins in center of zone, 20 yards from players at either end

Two players simulate wide players - they start even with mannequin

Player A at both ends has ball

B starts sequence by checking wide and away from mannequin

A passes to B in wide position (#1)

A makes overlapping run (#2) while B receives on the front foot and dribbles inside mannequin (#3)

Once inside, B plays through ball into path of A (#4) who plays first time to Player C (#5)

Sequence occurs simultaneously in both directions

COACHING POINTS:

Wide player gets away from mannequin and is side on, not face on - not predictable!

Play with front foot (away from simulated defender), dribbles with leg furtherest from defender

Look over shoulder before receiving!!

Overlapping player times run correctly, not a job, use change of pace

Alternate diections - train both feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Progression 2 - Overlapping runs & combination play

Player A at both ends has ball

B starts sequence by checking wide and away from mannequin

A passes to B in wide position (#1)

A makes overlapping run (#2) while B receives on the front foot and dribbles inside mannequin (#3)

Once inside, B plays ball into C (#4) who lays off for A on the overlap (#5)

A receives and plays one touch back to C who starts sequence in opposite direction

Sequence occurs simultaneously in both directions

COACHING POINTS:

Wide player gets away from mannequin and is side on, not face on - not predictable!

Play with front foot (away from simulated defender), dribbles with leg furtherest from defender

Look over shoulder before receiving

Overlapping player times run correctly, not a job, use change of pace

Alternate directions!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Progression 3 - create overlapping or underlapping runs with combination

Player A at both ends has ball

B starts sequence by checking wide and away from mannequin

A passes to B in wide position (#1)

B receives on the front foot while side on (#2).

Instead of alternating role, player not working as B becomes defender, Player D

When B receives, they have a choice, turn inside where D (#3a) doesn't follow OR turn outside and dribble past D (#3b)

If B goes inside, A overlaps (#4a)

If B goes outside, A makes central run (#4b)

B plays to C (#5) who lays off to A (#6), A returns to C to restart sequence the opposite way

COACHING POINTS:

Wide player gets away from mannequin and is side on, not face on - not predictable! Needs to create options to go forward.

Play with front foot (away from simulated defender), dribbles with leg furtherest from defender

Look over shoulder before receiving

Overlapping player times run correctly, not a job, use change of pace

Alternate directions!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Progression 4 - Final game

8v8 up to 11v11 to goals

Do players create combinations getting ball wide & forward?

Players side on with options?

Movement without ball - over or underlapping runs?


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