Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Counter

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Karl Hedley
Name: Karl Hedley
City: Dacula
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 1
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Warm up 1 (15 mins)

Objective:

Increase muscle and body temperature

Organisation:

3 teams of 5 (or other number depending on number of players on the team). Players pass and move around the designated area to their teammates.

Variation:

On single whistle (or coach calls opposite) players must start to play the ball to and receive from opposite colour. On double whistle (or coach calls team) players once again have to play with their own team only

Variation 2:

Players can only receive the ball inside one of the end zones, and are not allowed to enter before the ball arrives. The ball must then be returned into the middle zone and played for a minimum of 3 passes before the end zone can be entered again.

Coaching Points:

Passing Options - Long pass; Short pass; One - two pass; One touch football

On the Ball - Awareness (know what is going on around you); Look at receiving players body language and positioning before playing them the ball

Off the Ball - Read the game to create space for yourself and teammates; Communication by body language and eye contact; Strength of the passer (left of right foot?); Dictate and demand the pace of the pass; Body position open to the field so you are aware of your next option


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 vs. 4 + 2

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4 vs. 4 + 2 (25 mins)

Organization:

4 vs 4 + 2 with goalkeepers in a 30 x 25-yd area. The possession team includes the 4 outside players, the two inside players and two goalkeepers--a total of eight players on the posession team.

Activity:

The four inside players must first defend and win the ball and then attack at either goal, playing 4 vs. 2. The team of eight is playing possession, and the team of four is playing to score goals.

Coaching Points:

Possession team:

Play two-touch and keep the ball moving quickly with constant changing of direction. The inside players may play one-touch. Great execise for the keeper as a field player. The two inside players will become defenders when the ball changes over.

Inside team:

Defend in a diamond shape and stay compact. Work hard and communicate-the reward is to attack either goal once the ball is won.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 vs. 8 Breakout to Goal

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8 vs. 8 Breakout to Goal (25 mins)

Organization:

Use three equal zones on a full field of 30 - 35 yards.

Activity:

Play 8 v. 8 with keepers. Teams play possesstion in the middle third of the field. When there is a turnover, the deepest player on the attacking team makes a run towards goal and finishes on frame. Goalkeeper plays ball back into the middle to restart game.

Variations:

-Limit the amount of touches in the middle third to promote speed of play.

-Add further attackers and defenders as apart of the transition to goal.

Coaching Points:

-Timing of the run and the ball being delivered

-Player who wins ball looks up field to find the running player

-The team that loses the ball, applies immediate pressure on the ball to prevent a through ball.


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