Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U11 to U13 Possession

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Aaron Metzger, Adult Member

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Aaron Metzger
Name: Aaron Metzger
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is designed to introduce younger players to possession tactics and priciples while also highlighting and reinforcing passing and receiving techniques while under pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Passing and Moving

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Passing and Moving
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Warm Up - Passing and Moving (15 mins)

4 players in each grid passing and moving.

Encourage good passing and receiving technique

Variations-

Pass and sprint

Pass and sprint in different direction than the pass

Receive the ball in a different direction from which it came (opening up with the 1st touch)

Pass and sprint to get the next ball (give and go)

1 touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 to 2 mini Goals

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4v2 to 2 mini Goals (15 mins)

4v2 with mini goals

Attackers play 4v2 for possession - If the defenders win they attempt to score on either mini goal in their grid - Keep defenders in for 1 to 1:30 before changing - Keep score

Encourage players to think about their shape, angles and distance of support, body shape, taking the 1st touch away from pressure, and the foot they receive the ball on.

Look for penetrating pass

If possession is lost, quick transition to defend the goals and if possession is regained, quick transition to good attcking shape.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 Transition - Monkeys in the middle

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4v2 Transition - Monkeys in the middle (20 mins)

4 players in each grid, players in the middle grid are defenders.

2 defenders enter the grid with the ball to play 4v2. Players in possession are trying to keep possession and play through the middle grid to the opposite grid. If this happens the 2 defenders return to the middle grid and the 2 defenders that remained in the middle grid now enter the opposite grid to defend.

If the defenders win the ball they play to the opposite grid and all 4 defenders switch with the team that lost possession.

Encourage good team shape, angles and distance of support, body shape upon reception, quick transition, taking 1st touch away from pressure, and look for the penetrating pass.

Coach serves new balls into the grids.

Variations: 2 remaining defenders in the middle can be passive or can win the ball as it is being played across.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 to mini goals

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6v6 to mini goals (20 mins)

6v6 to mini goals


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