Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Retaining Possession

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Andrew Rowley
Name: Andrew Rowley
City: Abercynon
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Teams are seperated into 2 halves and pass the ball, making sure they make a movement into space after the pass so they aren't standing still.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Interference

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Interference (10 mins)

Allow players to move freely in the whole space still only passing to their own team. No tackling, but interference from players making runs off the ball will make players think about the passes and the runs they make into space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introducing a defender

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Introducing a defender (15 mins)

Teams go back into their own half of the pitch, players are numbered.

Teams pass the ball amongst themselves, coach calls a number and that number from each team crosses over and attempts to win the ball while the other team attempt to retain possession.

Players only need to work for approx. 20-30 seconds as the defender, if they win the ball they can play ball back into their half and team plays with 2 balls against 1 defender.

Make sure you discuss using the depth and width of the area and making sure that players make the area as big as possible to make it difficult for defender.

Progression - send more than 1 defender, defenders also work as a team - 1 closing player, others working the space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Players play 5v5, when team wins the ball, how long can they keep possession? for every 20 seconds with the ball team is awarded a point.

Progressions - Overload 1 team if play keeps breaking down or add 2 players as floaters so that they play for the team in possession, creating a 6v4 for team in possession.


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