Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession and Forward Play

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Jassen Elliott
Name: Jassen Elliott
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Patience in numbers up situations.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Patience in numbers up situations.
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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Body Shape, Quick Feet, Support
Technical
Tactical
Attacking Principles, Awareness, Transition Moment
Technical
Physical
Movement off the ball, Speed of Play, Endurance and Stamina
Technical
Psychological
Solving problems in a numbers up situation, Confidence in possession
Technical
Social
Team work and support, Communication

Patience in numbers up situations. (30 mins)

Session Topic: Possession and Forward Play

Session Theme: Patience in numbers up situations.

Level: Moderate

Set Up:

Set up a 40 x 20 meter grid with 2 halves. Have 2 even teams in different bibs.

In this session we are working on the attacking principles only.

Organisation:

Play starts in one half with 4 players vs 2. The 4 players combine to retain possession for a fixed minimum number of passes before looking to transition the ball to the opposite half. On successfully transitioning the ball to the other half, one Red player drops back into their own half to lend support and one Blue player now becomes a second defender in the other half. One Red player remains and attempts to screen the forward pass.

Ensure that players are rotating failrly and all have a go at screening. This is also a rest period for each player.

Progressions:

Allow 2 players to support as defenders after the transition.

To make it harder:

Add touch restrictions for the attackers.

Increase the minumum number of passes in possesion.

All players have to touch the ball.

To make it easier:

Reduce the number of passes required.

Have just the single defender trying to win the ball back.


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