Football/Soccer Session (U18): Midfield Rotation in a Diamond (Start Time: 2014-04-14 10:05:00)

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Tony Mee, Adult Member

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session for new players and triallists to introduce/reinforce our style of play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing & Receiving warm-up

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passing, use of check backs to create space, shielding the ball, turning
Technical
Tactical
decision when to play to feet or when to play to space, decision when to run with the ball or when to pass
Technical
Physical
decision when to penetrate with movement to support forward pass or overlap
Technical
Psychological
seeing the opportunity to penetrate with movement or passing
Technical
Social

Passing & Receiving warm-up (25 mins)

ALL players start with ball using various parts of the foot.i.e. Inside/outside foot. 1 inside foot touches. 2 Toe taps on the ball and 3 change positions with a player.

Passing and Receving. 2 teams of 8 who are numbered 1 to 8. 2 touch passing. 1 passes to 2 who passes to 3 then 4 etc. Aim is to have a high tempo warm-up with good weight and accuracy of passing and receiving with varied movement after each pass.

Progressions;

1 touch passing

Run around 1 cone after each pass then 2 etc.

Tech/Tact Focus

Good weight and accuracy of passing.

Head up to pass.

Body shape when receiving.

Awareness of player movements

Physical Focus

various quick movements in different directions

Social Focus

Communication and encouragement

Psychological Focus

Be positive about yourself


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing & Receiving

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing & Receiving
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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passing, use of check backs to create space, shielding the ball, turning
Technical
Tactical
decision when to play to feet or when to play to space, decision when to run with the ball or when to pass
Technical
Physical
decision when to penetrate with movement to support forward pass or overlap
Technical
Psychological
seeing the opportunity to penetrate with movement or passing
Technical
Social

Passing & Receiving (25 mins)

Session Organisation

Passing, Receiving and combination play. 2 balls at the same time starting at number 1 and 5. Player 1 passes and follows to player 2 who recives maintaining good body shape and passes and follows to player 3 who does the same to 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. encourage 1 touch passing.

Players used 14-20 ,

Progressions:

Introduce 2 more balls

Forward movement and timing of runs to recieve

1 - 2s combination play

Tech/Tact Focus

Weight and accuracy of passing.

Head up to pass.

Body shape when receiving.

Awareness of player movements

Physical Focus

Quick movement to next station

Social Focus

Communicate and encourage team mates

Psychological Focus

Be positve about your passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Midfield Rotation

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passing, use of check backs to create space, shielding the ball, turning
Technical
Tactical
decision when to play to feet or when to play to space, decision when to run with the ball or when to pass
Technical
Physical
decision when to penetrate with movement to support forward pass or overlap
Technical
Psychological
seeing the opportunity to penetrate with movement or passing
Technical
Social

Midfield Rotation (40 mins)

Team Learning Objectives - to practice and become familiar with a diamond midfield.

Session Organisation - a 20x20 square divided as shown. Players shown are the numbers we had.

How to Play - teams keep possession using their team mates and the neutral players (restricted to 2 touch). Teams must keep at least one player in each of the 4 areas. If you pass the ball to an outside player you stay in the same area. If you pass into another area you must leave the area you are in. (You don't necessarily have to follow your pass).

Progressions - Allow players to dribble the ball into another area. Allow 1 neutral to neutral pass.

Tech/Tact Focus - scanning, filling holes created by movement, passing and first touch.

Physical Focus - acceleration and deceleration. Match pace.

Social Focus - team work, communication.

Psychological Focus - concentration, willingness to work off the ball, willingness to want the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rotation in a game.

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passing, use of check backs to create space, shielding the ball, turning
Technical
Tactical
decision when to play to feet or when to play to space, decision when to run with the ball or when to pass
Technical
Physical
decision when to penetrate with movement to support forward pass or overlap
Technical
Psychological
seeing the opportunity to penetrate with movement or passing
Technical
Social

Rotation in a game. (30 mins)

Team Learning Objectives - to practice and become familiar with a diamond midfield.

Session Organisation - as shown. The midfield players can now leave one of the triangles "empty" when appropriate.

How to Play - normal game applies. Midfield players can leave one triangle empty. Full backs can support the play in the wide areas. When the ball goes into the striker the midfield players can go in and support realistically.

Progressions - restrict the defenders to 2 touch to encourage play through midfield.

Tech/Tact Focus - scanning, rotation, passing and first touch.

Physical Focus - match pace and movements.

Social Focus - team and unit development.

Psychological Focus - concentration, communication, leadership.

NB - session ends with a SSG without the marked central area but reinforce the principles of play throughout.


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