Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Switching Play

Profile Summary

Allastair Lindsay
Name: Allastair Lindsay
City: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session looks to encourage players to switch the ball from one side of the pitch the other.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switching Play
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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, receiving, touch
Technical Tactical
Drawing opposition out of position
Technical Physical
Running
Technical Psychological
Spatial Awareness
Technical Social
Teamwork

Switching Play (15 mins)

Organisation

Use an age-appropriate sized pitch. Adjust the number of players accordingly.

Divide the pitch into three equal channels.

A goal can only be scored if the ball has been switched from one outside channel to the other.

Coaching Points

- Team in possession to build play through good ball retention.

- Quick passing to eliminate pressure.

- Draw defenders across to create a weak side before switching play.

- Support the play from behind to provide a passing option.

- Defending team should stay compact.

Progressions

- Ball should stay under head height except for switches.

- Mark a 5 yard channel along each touchline that wide players can attack through unopposed.


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