Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Combination Play with Central Midfielders

Profile Summary

Shane Coyne Continental FC
Name: Shane Coyne Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Improving the Combination Play and releationship between two central midfield players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination Play Pattens

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination Play Pattens
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Combination Play Pattens (20 mins)

Set Up

As above

Organization

Player 1 starts with the ball and passes to player 2. Player 2 checks off the cone to recieve and passes to to the center. Players X & Y combine and play out to player 3. X & Y stay in the middle, outside players follow their pass.

Progressions

Change central players

Rotate direction of the pattern

Add a second ball

1) When player 3 recieves the ball he passes back to 2 who plays through to player 4

2) Player 1 plays to Y, Y opens up and plays to player 2, player 2 plays forward to player 3, players 3 plays back to Y who plays a through ball to the over lapping player 2.

Coaching Points

Timing of movement, create seperation at the right moment

Body shape when showing for and receiving the ball

Communication and understanding of central players X & Y.

Accuracy & detail of pass, reading teammates movement, playing to correct foot, weight


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 + 2 Positional Possession

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5v5 + 2 Positional Possession (20 mins)

Set Up

Two teams of 5 players + two central neutral players

Organization

5 outside players in white, set up in a functional shape (2 defenders, 2 wide players, 1 forward) must keep possession against 5 defenders together with 2 neutrals (center midfield players). Attackers stay for a set period. Must score 8 passes for a point.

Progressions

1) If the defending team wins the ball they must transition to the outside (into the shape listed above)

2) Central midfielders must combine with one another in the sequence in order for the point to count

Coaching Points

Timing of movement, create seperation at the right moment

Body shape when showing for and receiving the ball

Communication and understanding of central players

Accuracy & detail of pass, reading teammates movement, playing to correct foot, weight


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination Play Phase/Game

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Combination Play Phase/Game (25 mins)

Set Up

6v4 to goal with counter goals

Organization

Attacking team plays with 5 players, defending team sets up with 4 players. Phase moves through player #5. If defending team win the ball they counter to the small goals.

Progressions

1) Add an additional defending midfield player

2) Lift conditions

Coaching Points

Set up in a 3-2-1/3/2/3 Formation

Look for central combinations where possible

Sharp, explosive movement when creating space to receive

Body shape when showing for and receiving the ball

Timing of movement to and away from the ball

Accuracy & detail of pass, reading teammates movement, playing to correct foot, weight


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