Football/Soccer Session (U13): FC Ironbound Clinic - Linking Midfield and Forwards

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Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set Up

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

Organization:

Half of small sided field

3 attackers, 1 GK, Blue pinnies (mannequins) to replicate defensive position

1 ball with plenty spare

Flags indicate offside line

Instructions:

- Ball always starts with midfield player

Coaching Points:

- See following screens

Progressions:

- See following screens


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Option 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Option 1
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Option 1

Organization:

As before

Instructions:

- C checks to receive from A under low pressure

- B drifts wide of the play

- C recieves on back foot and plays penetrating pass between defensive shape

- B has 1 touch to finish on goal

Coaching Points:

- Eye contact / connection between players

- Check shoulder when receiving

- 2nd attacker drifts wide to occupy covering defender / open lanes

- Timing of run in behind, do not get caught offside

- Weight of through ball to be able to strike 1st time

Player Rotation:

- All players are out of the practice once a goal is scored or shot is taken

- Rotate clockwise to blue cones

- A to B

- B to C

- C to A

Progressions:

See following screens


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Option 2

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Option 2

Organization:

As before

Instructions:

- C checks to receive from A under low pressure

- B drifts wide of the play

- B checks back in front of defender to create 2v1 with C

- Perform give and go to get C in behind

- C has 1 touch to finish on goal

Coaching Points:

- Eye contact / connection between players

- Check shoulder when receiving

- 2nd attacker drifts wide to occupy covering defender / open lanes

- B quickly drives inside to support C and play quick combination

- Use correct surface to complete combination (back foot of support player)

Player Rotation:

- As before

Progressions:

See following screens


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Option 3 - Progression

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Option 3 - Progression

Organization:

As before

Add neutral wide players (N)

Instructions:

- C recives under tight pressure

- B runs across the line and receives set from C

- B plays wide channel to N

- N provides 1st time cross for oncoming forwards

- C spins out to attack the front post

- B delays run to attack back post

Coaching Points:

- B recognizes C is under tight presure and movees to receive the set

- Weight of pass into N

- N times run to receive with ball in front

- Movement of forwards to attack cross

- C spind around furthest mannequin and attack front post at speed

- B delays run to attack penalty spot

Player Rotation:

- Rotate clockwise as before to include wide positions at N

- A to left N

- Left N to B

- B to C

- C to right N

- Right N to A

Progressions:

See following screens


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 (+2)

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3v2 (+2)

Organization:

Half of small sided field

Add counter goals at half way line for defenders to score in

3 Attackers, 2 Defenders, 1 GK, 2 Neutral

Instructions:

- White team play to score in big goal

- If defenders steal, they have to score in counter goals

- Neutrals play for whoever has the ball

- Only the forwards from the attacking team can play wide, holding midfielder cannot go wide

Coaching Points:

- Use options previously covered to work a shot on goal

- Look to stay central in attack, be direct

- Movement of forward players to create angles to allow tight and quick combinations

Player Rotation:

- 2 white forward players become defenders, midfielder drops off to half way

- 3 waiting blue players become next attacking team

Progressions:

5v5 Free Play


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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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