Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing thru 3rds (Irish FA)

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Soccer Domain Football Club
Name: Soccer Domain Football Club
City: Montclair
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Field session from the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore 2016, presented by Nigel Best from the Irish FA on Receiving & Playing Through Thirds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Targets

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Targets
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1v1 Targets

SetUp

12 Players, 2 groups of 6

15x20 Area

Organization

Players set up as shown.

Yellow player A starts by exchanging passes with outside/blue player

Yellow player B must lose his marker and time his run to meet the pass from A

To score B must pass into opposite Black player C

Progressions

Rotate Players

Coaching Points

Speed of Action - Quick passing

Timing of movement to the ball

Counter movement, bring defender away to check back into space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4+4

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4v4+4

SetUp

12 Players

20x30 Area

Organization

Players set up as shown.

Two Yellow players A start as targets, two others play through the middle

Four Black players play as bumpers

Four White players C are defenders

To score, Yellow must connect from one one outside target to the other

Progressions

- If White team wins the ball they play to outside Yellow target players and switch with Black who become the new defenders.

Coaching Points

Speed of Action - Quick passing, quality possession

Timing of movement to the ball from central players

Counter movement, bring defender away to check back into space

Also, looking to create space behind the play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Zone Game

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3 Zone Game

SetUp

6v6

Organization

Players set up as shown.

3 Zones - 2v1 into 2v2 into 1v2

Progressions

- Defenders can join to make 3v2 in middle zone

- Midfield players can join to make a 2v2 in final zone

- Lift conditions/restrictions, play regular rules

Coaching Points

Speed of Action - Quick passing, quality possession

Timing of movement to the ball from central players

Counter movement, bring defender away to check back into space

Look to create space behind defenders


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