Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Build A Center Mid

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Ken Sweda
Name: Ken Sweda
City: Naperville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session designed to develop the required qualities of a Center Mid in a possession style system.


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

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Screen 1 (30 mins)

This is a 3v3+4 rondo.

Assign permanent marks between the Red and Yellow teams (same players always mark each other)

Play begins with Red in possession, but ball outside with a Joker.

Game is a pure rondo but emphasis is on players in possession losing their specific mark (dismarking).

If Yellow wins the ball at any point, they are immediately in possession and roles switch (same pairs of attacker/defender).

Coaching points:

-Quick, decisive movements

-If ball is not played, player should vacate and leave space for a teammate

-Defenders should maintain visual contact with the ball and their mark to be aware of the rotations and any opportunities to intercept

Progressions:

-Limit touches of outside/inside players

-Provide points for pass counts

-Play only in one dimension at a time (vertical or horizontal)


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

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Screen 2 (30 mins)

A 5v3 rondo. The purpose of this game is to develop awareness of space, specifically in reference to the positions of defenders relative to the ball, and can aid in development of a Center Mid.

Set up square of 10x10 with 4 Blue players outside, one inside, and three Reds inside

Ball starts with one of the outside Blue players.

On coaches signal, ball is played around the outside Blue players who look to play into the central Blue player. The Red inside players attempt to deny/steal the pass

As Blue plays the ball around the outside, the inside Blue player floats inside trying to find pockets of space and a passing lane where they can receive a pass from an outside Blue.

If the ball moves successfully to the inside and that player successfully plays back out, a point is earned.

Play for two minutes, then swap the inside Blue player, until all Blues have had the inside role. Then repeat for Red.

Alternately, award a point to Blue for each successful entry+exit pass sequence, and a point to Red for every steal. Play to 5 points then switch out inside player.

Coaching points:

-Quick movement of the inside player

-Quick movement of the ball

-Quick play of the ball into the insider player (similar to the "splitting pass" rondo)

Progressions:

-Add a second inside Blue.

-Upon receiving the ball and successfully playing back out, they switch with the player they pass to (who must move the ball along outside before he enters).

-If Red win the ball, the last outside Blue to pass the ball enters the grid, and Red attempts to hold possession 3v2. If Blue win the ball back, second Blue player exits the grid and play continues as before


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