Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Switching Play UCMS 3.30.16 (Start Time: 2016-03-30 16:15:00)

Profile Summary

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

Description

Session on switching the point of attack, combining other attacking principles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switch Rondo

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Switch Rondo (10 mins)

Set Up: Area size can vary dependent upon level, 22 x 11 yards divided in two can work to start. 10 players total [5 red, 5 white], [good supply of balls, pinnies, cones].

Organization: In one half of the box, reds play 5 v 3, with one white player on each end. Red attempts to make 4 passes, then play one of their players into the other half. If successful, they keep possession and attempt the same on the other side. The midway line should be used as an offsides line. If white win the ball, they look to play one of their players on the end to signal a change of possession, then two reds will drop off to the ends.

Progressions: [1] limit touches, [2] must play into other half on 1 touch, [3] use a neutral

Coaching Points: speed of play, movement of support, technique of first touch, receiving the ball, passing, control, awareness, angles of passes and runs.


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

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Pattern 1 (5 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 3 who lays the ball off back to 1. Player 4 checks away and makes a forward run, and is played the ball by player 1. Player 4 dribbles the ball to other end. The same pattern is going on the other side at the same time.

Coaching Points: weight of passes [especially final pass], movement off cones, body shape, timing of passes and movements, communication


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

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Pattern 2 (5 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 (5 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): Short Pass Switching

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Short Pass Switching (20 mins)

Set Up: 30 x 30 yard box with four 5 x 5 boxes on the sides, right inside the box. 6 v 6 + 4 neutrals who must remain in the boxes.

Activity: Players look to complete 10 passes in a row using the neutrals in the boxes. 10 passes equals a point. Neutrals play the ball back to the team who played them the ball.

Progressions: [a] whatever side the ball enters a neutral box, it must come out another side, teams only are able to use two of the neutrals stationed across from each other to play directional, [c] limit touches, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9 v 9 to Corner Boxes

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9 v 9 to Corner Boxes (35 mins)

Set Up: Area is 44 x 40 yards, split in half, with 4 corner boxes, 18 players total [9 v 9], [balls, pinnies, cones]

Organization: Teams play 7 v 7 in one half of the field, with one player from each team, set up in opposite [diagonal] boxes. The team starting in possession will attempt to make 4 passes, before switching to their target man on the other side. When in possession, the target man in their half can "float" and serve as an extra attacker, making an 8 v 7 on that half. Once the ball is switched, those players return to their box. After each switch, we try to make a completed pass to finish the move and look to repeat on the other side.

Progressions: [1] limit touches, [2] allow through ball into other half, using midway line as offside line, before playing to target, [3] add a goal and GK at each end, when ball is played into a box, now a serve for a cross is made, but must think about defending counter attack too.

Coaching Points: awareness, technique in receiving and passing, checking shoulder, playing in tight spaces, decision making, balance in attack, defensive pressure and cover, not to allow the switch


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