Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Out of possession in middle third (back 5)

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field Setup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field Setup
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Field Setup

Field size: 60x50

NO big goal needed since we'll be playing in midfield


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Check Shoulders

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Check Shoulders (20 mins)

Setup:

16x8 grids next to each other

Groups of 3

Activity:

1) Central player checks wide to create angle

2) End plays pass in

3) As ball travels, central player checks shoulder

3A) If far end player runs in (i.e. defender tackling) then play ball back

3B) If far end player stays then receive with far foot and pass to far player

4) Switch sides

Coaching Points:

+ Game realistic speeds

+ MUST CHECK SHOULDER

+ Receive with far foot - behind standing foot (NO reaching out across body). Chest over ball.

Progression:

+ End players create angles/spacing too by moving to opposite cone of central receiver


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 with central player

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4v2 with central player (20 mins)

Setup:

15x15 grid

4 attackers, 2 defenders

Activity:

Attackers combine to possess the ball. 6 passes = goal.

Defenders try to win ball and score in any of the 4 mini-goals.

Coaching Points:

+ Attackers need to move around grid to support player on ball

+ Pressure - get on surfboard and make play predictable

+ Cover - Deny split/central player, read pressure

Progression:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 - back 5

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5v5 - back 5 (30 mins)

Setup:

3 teams of 5

Teams setup in 3-2 formation (back 3 + 2 CM)

Activity:

Team in possession scores by getting ball into striker(s), who must stay central (between cones, which are 15 yards apart).

Neutrals can go outside central scoring zone to keep possession, but it's not a goal.

First team to 2 wins. Winner stays on.

Coaching Points:

+ Defending team needs to be connected and compact to deny central passes.

+ Goal-side, ball-side of who they are marking

+ Immediate Pressure on ball. Be on surfboard - push play wide

+ Point out high offside line, which keeps play compact

Progression:

+ Add in 2 recovering wingers for defending team


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 with midfield zones

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7v7 with midfield zones (30 mins)

Setup:

2 teams of 7 in 3-2-1 formation

60x50

central quadrant setup that is 20x50 (middle third)

Activity:

All players must be in their third defensively.

Midfield players try to occupy different quadrants than teammate.

Defender is allowed to join in midfield if box is unoccupied.

A midfielder is allowed to join attacking 1/3 off dribble or pass.

Coaching Points:

+ Midfielders should rotate through quadrant to create space for each other or to play direct to CF

+ Can midfielders create space for defender to move into

+ Defenders - can you make play predictable (backwards or sideways) and deny forward passes

Progression:

+ Pickup up cones and PLAY!


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