Football/Soccer Session (U15): Possession 2. Positional awareness & pass appreciation. (Start Time: 2015-01-05 19:30:00)

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Jeff Ashton
Name: Jeff Ashton
City: Stoke-on-Trent
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination play

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Combination play (20 mins)

Session Organisation: Warm up. large circle 20m diameter. 6 balls approx

Detail: Player on the outside passes to No9, who lays off to No10. He passes to another player on outside. No10 then receives another pass from player on outside in other half of circle

Four Corners

Technical: Good 1st touch & lay off on ball

Tactical: 2 players in middle link & combine

Physical: Work for 2 mins

Psychological: Keep focused on control of ball & execution of pass

Social: Good communication between playersin middle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Zonal Game

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1 v 1 Zonal Game (20 mins)

Session Organisation.

Small Sided Game. Balls; Bibs; Cones.

Six, 15 x 15 zonal areas = 45 x 30 play area. 6 v 6 play, 1 v 1 in selected zones.

2 target players, one in each target free zone area and 2 floaters in wide free zone areas,

one each side.

Progression; Allow players to switch side to side creating 2v2 then rotational grid movement

Detail

S-S-Game. 1v1 must stay in zoned areas, retain the ball by using supporting players. To score the team in possession must recieve from a target zone player and play through to the opposite target player.

Free play to start with and then had conditions 1/2/3 touch etc.

Sideway rotation of team player in possession only.

Forward and backwards rotation of team player in possession only. Understanding game awareness and game appreciation

Four Corners

Technical.

Work on Receiving skills, dealing with the ball under pressure, passing and keeping possession by using the ball effectively.

Tactical

Individual rolls and resposibilities both defensively and offensively

Physical

Develop. Aerobic and Anaerobic capabilities of players. Game specific work

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Psychological.

Test the ability to work under pressure, scenario

Social

Encourage your team mates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Encouaging Creativity

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Encouaging Creativity (20 mins)

Session Organisation

Start with 2 areas 55x 24 then progress into 55x48. 4 target goals G/K's or target player's to score or play into as illistrated. .

Detail

2 small 4v4 or 5v5 creative games progression into a 8v8. 9v9 game encouraging players to be positive when in possession. Having 2 small goals and a central target player to score, creates more scoring opportunities for the individual and team ie switching play,crosses finishing but also be aware and react to defensive transition, 2 goals to defend.

Four Corners

Technical

Improve dribbling and disguise techniques, early identification of space, positive forward movement and decision making. Pass, Dribble or Run with ball etc.

Tactical

Improve attacking principles.positional awareness. movement with and without the ball. dragging opponents tight, to then run in behind but also be aware to defensive transition.

Physical

Develop Aerobic and Anaerobic capabilities of players. Game specific work.

Psychological

Test the ability to work under pressure, Visual awareness to idenify and make positive decisions.

Social

Communicate and encourage team mates.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Quick Passing / Receiving in a SSG

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Quick Passing / Receiving in a SSG (20 mins)

Session Organisation

Area 60x40yds, divided into 3 equal zones, with appropriate size goals at each end, as illustrated.

16 players (incl. 2GK’s), arranged 2-2-2 + 2 1v1 Floaters ,as shown in the diagram.Supply of balls by each goal.

Players are restricted to the designated zones

Practice starts with: ball rolled-out from GK. Team in possession, look to play through the thirds

of the field, varying speed of attacking play & using 1/2 touch passing, if possible.

Open play continues until the ball goes dead. The practice then recommences with initial set-up.

Detail

Quick passing using 1/2 touch (if possible), to eliminate pressure..Recognition of when to use 1/2 touch passing & when to slow-down play to secure ball retention. Use of different skills & foot surfaces to maximise 1/2 touch/quick play.

Making good decisions when quick play sequences are unavailable. Simple progressions for this practice are:Units can push-up & drop-back into next zone to create 5v5 in single & two-zone play.

All players are ‘free’ & interchange roles & positions.

Four Corners

Technical

Angles & distances of support. Appropriate speed of passes & inter-passing.

Changing tempo (e.g. slowing down play, to speed-up & vice versa).

Early selection of individual finishing techniques & execution.

Tactical

Stretch opponents from end-to-end & side-to-side.

Combination play, using minimal touches.

Physical

Develop Aerobic and Anaerobic capabilities of players. Game specific work

Psychological

Don't switch off and be patient. Test own ability when playing under pressure.

Social

Communication and encourage


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