Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing through the midfield

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Jamie Edwards, Clerical Member

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Jamie Edwards
Name: Jamie Edwards
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Clerical Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

For U11-U12 players to teach combining through midfield


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Passing Activity

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Passing Activity

Circle Passing Activity (15 mins)

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Set Up: Players create a circle 20yds in diameter. Half of the group outside with balls; half on the inside without balls

Description: Players check to a player on the outside receive a pass and play back before finding another teammate on the outside

Coaching Points:

1) Body mechanics

2) Opposite movement

3) Check to all at an angle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Progression

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Progression

Circle Progression (15 mins)

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Set Up: Players create a circle 20yds in diameter. Half of the group outside without the balls; half on the inside with balls

Description: Players on the inside dribble at game intensity until prepared to play to a player on the outside of the grid. Player receiving on the outside then plays a 1-2 with player that they received the ball from and the 2 switch places

Progression #1: Player to the left of the receiving player on the outside overlaps and receives ball in center area

Coaching Points:

1) Game intensity when in the center

2) Body mechanics- hips open to area playing into; weight forward etc

3) Receive the ball back at speed and into open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 zone game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 zone game

3 zone game (20 mins)

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Set Up: 30x20yd area split into 3 zones. 4 goals placed 2 on each endline. 2v1 in both endzones and 2v2 in the center

Description: Red team attempts to play through each zone. Each time they reach an endline a point is awarded. Red players are restricted to their areas. Blue attempts to steal the ball and score in one of the 4 goals

Coaching Points

1) Opposite movement to receive in midfield

2) Receive with hips open to field

3) Commit/Engage defender before combining


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3 in midfield to goal

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3 in midfield to goal

4v3 in midfield to goal (20 mins)

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Set Up: On half a field an area is the width of the field and 20 yards deep is set up. 4v3 inside the area with a 4th defender set up in the final third GK

Description: Red team attempts to break out of the zone by combining. Once in the attacking third a second attacker can join to play against last defender and GK. Blue team attempts to win ball and score in counter goals

Coaching Points:

1) Opposite movement to receive ball

2) Receive with hips open to the field

3) Commit/Engage defender before combining


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

Game (20 mins)

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Set Up: On half a field 5v5

Description: Free play

Coaching Points: Coaching should be limited. Emphasize opening hips to the field and engaging defender before combining


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Movement

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Custom Movement

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Pass

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Dribble

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