Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Switch of Play (Start Time: 2015-02-18 18:05:00)

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Paul Montgomery, Adult Member

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Paul Montgomery
Name: Paul Montgomery
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Focus of session is to encourage players to switch the play. This session will also help players to develop knowledge when to switch the play and not to force it if the pass is not on.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Four Boxes

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Warm Up - Four Boxes (15 mins)

Set Up:

- 30 x 30 box (x4 15x15 boxes)

- 4 players in each box

- one ball in each box

Play:

1) Players pass and move in the area.

- after pass run out to edge of box and back in

- after pass run backwards to edge of box and back in

- after pass player performs dynamic stretches

2) Players pass and move in the area with the ball. When coach shouts switch players pass the ball in a clockwise direction to the next box.

 3) Players continue to pass and move in the box. When coach shouts switch players pass ball in a clockwise direction to the next box. Player who passes the ball, also chases ball to close down players creating a 3v1 situation in the box.

Coaching Points

- Encourage players to move after pass (don't stay in same spot)

- Get players to get a change of pace when making burst out of box and back in (game-like looking for a ball in the match)

- Ensure players have head up in area to increase awareness and players positioning

- Encourage players to bounce ball off to another player when switching if they have their back to the other square

- Make area as large as possible when in 3v1 to stretch play


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

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Switching play (10 mins)

Set Up:

- Set up as shown

- Three Groups of 4 players per grid.

- Player 3 yds from blue cone.

Play:

1. Player 2 passes to player 1

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

passes ball to player 2

3. Player 2 shows behind the ball ( Comes under the ball ) and receives pass from Player 1

4. Player 2 takes 1st touch towards Player 3

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 moves to quickly ?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression (15 mins)

Set Up:

- Set up as shown (30x30)

- Two Groups of 3-4 players. (6-8 players per grid)

Instructions:

1. Player 2 plays the ball to Player 1

2. Player1 takes 1st touch forward,dribbles to flag,performs turn and

passes ball to Player 2

3. Player 2 shows behind the ball and receives pass from Player 1

4. Player takes 1st touch towards Player 3.

5. After 2-3 turns, Top of Diamond show in passing lane (Blue). Player 2 passes ball to top of diamond (Player 4).

6. Continue pattern on opposite side.

Coaching Points:

Technique

- Accuracy & Pace of pass

- Pass to the far 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.

Progression:

- Add second ball ( Can they work it out ? )


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession - Switiching the Play

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Possession - Switiching the Play (20 mins)

Set Up:

- 30 x 30 box

- Two teams of 8 playes

Play:

- Two teams of 8 players, 4 players in the box, 4 players on the outside acting as wall players.

- Players are paired up with opponent to man mark. Players can only tackle the player they are marking, but can intercept passes. (Ensures players are working hard, if one player is always recieving ball, clear to identify who is not working).

- Wall players cannot pass to each other.

- Focus on players moving to create space to recieve pass.

1 point to work ball from one side to the other - Rotate wall players after set time.

Progression:

- Players do not have to man mark and a free to play.

- Once a wall player receives the ball, they come into the box and closest player replaces them. (Not always the player who passes out).

- Limit players touches if able.

Coaching Points:

- Quick, sharp movement to create space to receive the ball

- Move the ball quickly and accurately to prevent loss of possession

- Check shoulder when recieving to open body and play out.

- First touch in direction you want to play.

- Team in possession attempt to stretch play to make as big as possible.

- Unselfish runs to create space for others to recieve the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switch Play - Crossing and Finishing

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Switch Play - Crossing and Finishing (30 mins)

Set Up:

- 20x20 box (10 yards outside right area of box)

- 4v3 in box, with GK, full back and 2 wide players (rotate), use back four as defenders

- Players in groups of 4, wide players rotate

- Rotate Left and Right Side - 12minutes each.

Play:

- 4v3 possession in the box, after 3 passes ball can be switched out to wide player.

- Wide player then drives possitively, defender adding passive pressure.

- Players attack box and wide player delivers the cross, blues attempt to score, yellows defend

- Next group of 4 attackers set up to play, wide players rotate

Coaching Points:

Possession:

- Move the ball quickly to create space

- Encourage players to make unselfish runs, creating space for other players to receive

- Use the area well, stretch the play to make opponents work harder

- Encourage players to check shoulder to create image and pickout next pass or to see where space is

Switch:

- Fire ball out with pace to ensure the ball gets there

- Do not force the pass, if after 3 passes the switch is not on, remain in possesion until pass is on

Run:

- Players must ensure correcting timing and positioning of runs into the box

- Vary player positioning: Front, Back, Middle, Edge

Cross:

- Quick decision making: Drill low cross, Float cross into box, Whip in early cross with pass, Deep high cross

Progression:

- Make full back active to inrease pressure on Wide player and increase competition.


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