Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Coach midfielders to get into goalscoring positions

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David Plant
Name: David Plant
City: Shirebrook
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional practice

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional practice
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Functional practice (20 mins)

Set up in a functional practice on the right side of the pitch within the coned area as shown.

Hotspots put down in the 18 yard box as markers to hit for forward runs.

Pictures to highlight;

1. supporting run of midfielder to the forward who receives ball into feet and looks to get a shot away from outside the box.

2. runs in behind the defence and beyond the forward, looking at positional rotation to make space for this run.

3. runs into the box from the cross using the hotspots as guides for the run.

4. runs and movement from the wide player cutting in and through onto goal.

During these look at linking in the roles of the rest of the team and where they would cover/support


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of play

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Phase of play (25 mins)

Bring in additional players and move practice into phase of play. 4-4-1 vs 3-4-2

Work both sides of the field and cover over previous pictures from function.

Coach when the play breaks down and what is observed.

Engineer a starting point to bring out some of the pictures.

Manage structure of both teams to enforce realsim


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