Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession and Penetration

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Keith Cappo
Name: Keith Cappo
City: Drexel Hill, PA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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ECNL/NPL Session on Possession and Penetration


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (10 mins)

Set Up: 2x 2 yard starting gates, 4x 2 yard finishing gates (2 blue in line with and 10 yards from eithr side of nearest starting gate, 2 yellow 20 yards opposite blue), 4-6 SAQ/agility marker cones, players in pairs and split into 2 teams

Organization: On coaches command each pair race through the SAQ marker cones in a way designated by the coach (bunny hops, 2 forward 1 back etc.).When past last marker the player must check over his shoulder, the coach holds up either a blue or yellow pinnie just before the first player does this. If the coach holds up a yellow pinnie the first player through the yellow gate wins a point for their team (and the same for blue). Play first team to x amount of points

Coaching Points: Your decision is based on the information you receive from checking your shoulder

Progressions: Teams now split, half go into opposite gate and have balls -if coach holds up blue pinnie, a double pass must be played and ball stopped in between blue cones to score point. -if coach holds up yellow pinnie the player must take positive 1st touch toward yellow gate and stop ball in between to score point.


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

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Pattern 2 (10 mins)

Set Up: In roughly a 30 x 30 area, two diamonds back to back, 1 player at each cone, at least 2 players at the start cone. Size of diamonds can vary based on level, desired outcome [balls, cones]

Organization: Player 1 plays to player 2. Player 2 receives the ball across their body and plays the ball to player 4 who then plays a 1-2 with player 3. Player 4 dribbles the ball to other end. The same pattern is going on the other side at the same time. Repeat in other direction.

Coaching Points: weight of passes [especially final pass], movement off cones, body shape, timing of passes and movements, communication, showing at good angles, tight combinations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pattern 3

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Pattern 3 (10 mins)

Set Up: In roughly a 30 x 30 area, two diamonds back to back, 1 player at each cone, at least 2 players at the start cone. Size of diamonds can vary based on level, desired outcome [balls, cones]

Organization: Pattern is as follows: 1 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 4; repeat in other direction

Coaching Points: weight of passes [especially final pass], movement off cones, body shape, timing of passes and movements, communication, angles of support, layoff vs. firm passes, two touch vs. one touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possess to Penetrate

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Possess to Penetrate (20 mins)

Set Up: Area is roughly 60x35 divided into halves,teams play 8 v 8 [balls, pinnies, cones]

Organization: On one half of the field, white plays 6 v 4. After completing 4-6 passes dependent upon level, the white team can break into the other half with the goal of finding thei target on the opposite end. If successful, 4 whites and 2 yellows transfer over an cotinue th exercise on the other end, with 2 whites dropping back to end line. The white team must play their target in the other half, not thir own. If yellow win the ball, thy transition to having the 6 v 4 advantage in the half that they win it with whites entering box to press.

Variations: [1] limit touches, [2] teams can play targets from their own half, [3] must play target on 1-touch pass, [4] after 4 passes, another defender can enter to help teammates.

Coaching Points: speed of play, movement off the ball, awarenss of open space, pace an accuracy of passes, support of teammates, recognizing moments of transition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 v 8

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8 v 8 (30 mins)

Set Up: 3/4 field with counter gates, teams play 8 v 8

Activity: Attack tries to score in big goal. Defense tries to dribble/pass through gates to keep possession (i.e. pass to player onsides). Ball starting positions can vary.

Variations: [1] Attack must complete set number of passes before scoring, [2] after scoring on small goals, switch directions, [3] gain points for team attacking small goals by playing through one gate, and runner most come through other gate and receieve the ball in order for goal to count, [4] limit touches, [5] remove restrictions and add big goal at end for scrimmage, limiting coaching points

Coaching Points: quick passing, good tempo, weight and accuracy of passes, interchanging of positions, movement off the ball, recognizing moments to penetrate, position specific considerations.


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