Football/Soccer Session (U16): Combining Quickly to Control Possession

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Brad Wolchansky , Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup - Diamond Passing Combinations

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup - Diamond Passing Combinations
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Warmup - Diamond Passing Combinations (20 mins)

Organization:

15x15 box. 5-6 players, at least one at each cone.

Instructions:

Various pass and follow combinations in a diamond shape. All passes are one-touch. Example (shown): 2 checks to 1, who passes him the ball. 2 sets it back to 1 then opens up around the cone for a return pass. 2 then plays to 3, who has checked for the ball. Etc.

"Skip pass" variation: 1 passes across to 3, who plays the set back to 2, who plays across to 4, etc. After passing make sure you advance to the next cone to receive.

Coaching Points:

Timing of check.

Check hard.

Communication (call for the ball; point where you want it)

Weight and accuracy of passes

Receive on the back foot.

Head on a swivel.

Progressions:

Switch directions to work both feet.

P - keep two balls going at once (have 1 and 3 start at the same time).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Activity

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Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

30x30 grid divided into four 15x15 boxes. 12-15 players divided into 3 teams of 4-5.

Instructions:

Teams not in possession send one player each in to defend the team in possession for a 4v2 (or 5v2) within that box. If the team makes 5 consecutive passes they get 1 point and can attack the empty box and start combining again. Etc. Defenders try to win the ball back to their own team's box. Switch defenders each time a team wins possession in the empty box.

Coaching Points:

Quick combinations

Movement off the ball - can we play some quick 1-2s?

Receiving technique to find open player/space

Take the space quickly

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Game

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Expanded Game (20 mins)

Organization:

Half field. Retention line at 25 yds out. 7v6+GK.

Instructions:

#9 on attacking team must stay forward beyond retention line. Attacking team must play 5 consecutive passes before advancing into attacking zone. No other players are allowed forward until 5 passes are made. Defenders can counter on the small goals.

Coaching Points:

Quick combinations

Movement off the ball

Receiving technique to find open player/space

Take the space quickly

Progressions:

P - 3-touch limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11

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11v11 (30 mins)

Organization:

11v11, full field.

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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