Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Maintain Possession & Transitions 2

Profile Summary

Gareth Thomson
Name: Gareth Thomson
City: Renfrewshire
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session develops players awareness during transitions.

KEY COACHING POINTS

Play ball to forward target quickly

Support the target player to combine

Quality of the pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

Warm Up (20 mins)

SET UP

38x20 with end zones either end of the area. 2 x teams of 8 players.

Players pass the ball unopposed to team mates and when a player enters the end zone team mate on the ball must play the pass to end zone player quickly.

PROGRESSION

1. When player receives the ball in the end zone a 3rd man runner enters the end zone quickly to combine.

2. When player receives the ball in the end zone, the ball must be transferred quickly to a player in opposite end zone and a 3rd man runner enters the 2nd end zone to combine.

COACHING POINTS

1. Movements to combine & receive.

2. Body shape open and side on to receive the ball.

3. Quality & type of pass.

4. Timing of runs to receive the ball.

5. Play the ball forward to target player quickly.

6. Supporting runs to the target player to combine.

7. Change of pace & tempo (slow to set the ball speed up to hit the target player).

8. Awareness of ball, space, team mates and runners.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related

Game Related (20 mins)

SET UP

38x20 Area with end zones either end of the area. 2 x teams of 5/6 players.

Play 5 vs. 3 in middle area with 2 x players from one team in end zone.

Team of 5 keep possession in middle zone.

If team of 5 win possession they attempt to play quickly to end zone players and they enter the middle zone, whilst 2 players from opposition team drop into opposite end zone to create an 5 vs. 3


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

Conditioned Game (20 mins)

SET UP

60x35 Area with goal and GK at either end and divided into thirds.

Each team must always have a player in attacking third.

Team cannot attempt at goal until all players are in attacking third.

COACHING POINTS

1. Communication and organisation to regain possession (set traps, intercept, force errors)

2. Quality & type of pass

3. Timing of runs to receive the ball

4. When regain possession, make decisions early

5. Play to front player in attacking third as quickly as possible

6. Decision making in possession of the ball to retain possession or create attack

7. Create overloads in middle/final third

8. Keep possession of the ball once regained

9. Awareness of ball, space, team mates and runners


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Shaded Pitch Area
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL