Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 2003 Boys Preseason #1

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David Barbier, Adult Member

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David Barbier
Name: David Barbier
City: Stittsville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): St Johnston Passing Drill progression

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): St Johnston Passing Drill progression
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St Johnston Passing Drill progression (20 mins)

St Johnston Passing Drill Build up

•Each of the grids are now attached and the group will be moving throughout all of the grids in a wave type movement. The first grid will run as before with a pass, a turn and a pass to the other side of the grid only this time, once the 3rd person receives the ball, they pass it back to the person in the middle and moves to the grid right next to them where they receive the ball back. They are now ready to start the same movement in grid number 2. (diagram will help immensely to visualize this drill)

•The person who started the passing moves to the middle spot, the person in the middle moves to the top and a new person with a ball is ready to start the movement again.

•Meanwhile, the person who moved to the new grid has 2 people waiting for him/her to do the same as before.

•Once this looks good move to the 2nd phase with a pass back to the initial pass and the switch to the far side where the deep player once again passes back to the middle and moves to the new grid to receive the pass back from the player who was in the middle.


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

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3 zone functional (40 mins)

3 zone functional

Divide the pitch into 3 zones.

Middle zone should have even number of players on each team

Defensive zone should have one more defender than attackers

Many versions to play

#1. Players can't leave their zone and play free

#2. When a player passes the ball into the next zone, they can now follow into the zone and join giving an overload in that zone. Once they lose possession they must go back to their original zone.

#3. Players may not pass to move out of their zone but instead must run with the ball to move into the next zone

#4. You can keep bringing in any kind of stipulation depending on what your functional goals may be.

Coaching points.

- Spacing

- Communication

- When in a zone that doesn't have the ball, don't crowd the lines but instead move to create space for yourself and your teamates (wing mids checking away and to, cm doing the same or pealing away to create space in the middle for the offside winger to make a run through the middle)


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