Football/Soccer Session (U14): Switching Play

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Vill Powell
Name: Vill Powell
City: sheffield
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery (15 mins)

Description-

After 10 minute warm -up

Ball Mastery -switching play - Players receive the ball in the circle and and combine passes before playing to the outside, players on the outside pass a ball around the circle at the same time

Technical - Receiving to combine with others - half turn, back foot, quality of pass, angle to receive, pre-scanning

Tactical- combination play, combining with others to play forward

Creating space to receive, movement off the ball.

Physical - high tempo

Psychological/Social - good communication working together

Learning Objectives


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery

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Ball mastery (15 mins)

Learning Objectives

Groups of 4, 2 players from opposite ends dribble toward each other, Players perform various skills before cone then dribble through to end player. (Repeat)

Single and double step overs, Flip Flap, Dip shoulder etc

Technical

Speed of skill, moving the body/hips.

Tactical

Awareness of player coming toward you. explosive movements to off balance and gain yards on defenders.

When and what skill to perform

Physical

High tempo

Psychological/Social

Concentration and focus on the skill


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

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Switching Play (30 mins)

Drill 1. Warm Up:

Organisation:

Four teams of three. One team defends and two teams keep possession in a box and must complete 5 passes before switching the ball to the team waiting to receive in the opposite box. The team that reacts quickly and supports the switch now keeps possession with the receiving team.The last team in now defends and the team that defended last in the top box now rests and waits for the next switch.

Key points:

Where are the spaces we can exploit?

Ability to recognise space on the other side of the field.

Quick ball movement.

Awareness through good vision/decision making to switch play to expose opposition weakness.

If it’s tight down one side can we recognise the space is out on the other side and switch the ball?

Be comfortable on the ball.

One touch play.

Quick & Clever play.

Pre-empt where the ball is going.

Know your next pass.

Capacity to anticipate and read the game.

Awareness of players runs to be able to spot when a player wants the ball and when he is trying to create space for someone else.

Created the space can you now exploit it with the quality and timing of passing and your movement?

Decision making. When to pass to a running player and when to dribble to exploit the space. Ability to change decision quickly.

Don't force play - Be patient, keep possession.

Recognise - When to play positive and when to turn it down and recycle and start again – If we cant play forward – retain and recycle.

Switch the play – If we cant play forward, can we switch the ball to someone who can?

Change the tempo of attack – Create and recognise overloads, 2v1 situations to play quickly, give and go’s, one touch play.

Be positive and penetrate.

Play through, beyond and around pressure.

Create overloads.

Work the ball into areas of the pitch where 2v1 situations can be created.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Throw-ins: switching play

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Throw-ins: switching play (30 mins)

Different combinations from the full backs throw-ins.

Switching play from the full-backs throw-in: The centre-back drops off and plays into the centre-mid who sets to the other CB and who plays into CM who switches to the opposite full-back. Vary combinations of switching play. Introduce attacking players to join in with combinations.

Add two opponents to put passive and then realistic pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switching play 1

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Switching play 1 (30 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown

2. Three Groups of 4 players per grid.

3. Player 3 yds from blue cone.

Instructions:

1. Base plays the ball to LD

2. LD takes 1st touch forward,dribbles to flag,performs turn and

passes ball to Base

3. Base shows behind the ball ( Comes under the ball ) and receives pass from LD

4. Base takes 1st touch towards RD.

5. Continue pattern. (waiting player changes roles after two switches)

Coaching Points:

Technique

- Accuracy & Pace of pass

- Pass to the back foot to improve speed of play

Movement

- Create Depth (Behind the ball at an angle - Sideways on)

- Create Witdh ( Feet on line - Sideways on)

Decision

- Check over shoulder before receiving to create habit of taking pictures.

- Triggers of movement. What happens if player moves to quickly ?


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Custom Movement
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Pass
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