Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Positional Play

Profile Summary

Chris Stygal
Name: Chris Stygal
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A simple drill that will give players an understanding of positional play all over the pitch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positional Play Set Up

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Recieving the ball on the half turn; Quality of First Touch; Weight Of Pass
Technical
Tactical
How to create space in positions; Understanding of roles in different positions
Technical
Physical
Following the pass; Creating Space
Technical
Psychological
How do you react as a player when in a different position?
Technical
Social
Communication

Positional Play Set Up (10 mins)

Session Set Up

> Using 6 cones mark out the positions as shown

> Resting players will be located in the 'Left Back' Position

Key Points

Ball starts with LCB who passes to RCB

RCB plays to CM who plays to RW, to CF, to LW and back to LCB as per diagram

After a pass is played the player follows to the next position e.g LCB goes to RCB and is replaced by a resting player

Coaching Points

LCB - play the ball in front of RCB so it can be recieved on the half turn

RCB - recieve ball on half turn and be aware of CM's movement

CM - make a 3 yard dash either way to lose their marker and receive on half turn

RW - pull wide to create space and ensure first touch is positive

CF - quality of first touch

LW - movement, either going wide or coming short to recieve of the CF

Progressions

2 balls at the same time

Introduce 1 or 2 touch maximum for each player

Add a passive defender on each position to add pressure

Rotate the drill and start with RCB


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 1

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Recieving the ball on the half turn; Quality of First Touch; Weight Of Pass
Technical Tactical
How to create space in positions; Understanding of roles in different positions
Technical Physical
Following the pass; Creating Space
Technical Psychological
How do you react as a player when in a different position?
Technical Social
Communication

Progression 1 (10 mins)

Progression starting with RCB


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 2
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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Recieving the ball on the half turn; Quality of First Touch; Weight Of Pass
Technical Tactical
How to create space in positions; Understanding of roles in different positions
Technical Physical
Following the pass; Creating Space
Technical Psychological
How do you react as a player when in a different position?
Technical Social
Communication

Progression 2 (10 mins)

Introduce passive defenders to add game realism and pressure on the passers and recievers

Emphasis on creating space for the pass and positive first touch if possible


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