Football/Soccer Session (U14): Improving technique - Maintaining Possession

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Name: Darren Arnott
City: Scarborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival & warm up

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Arrival & warm up

Team Learning Objectives

- Physical and mental preparation for training

Session Organisation

- As shown

- Group works in a circle then breaks to complete FIFA 11+

How to Play

- Circle maintains possession away from 2 defenders

- If defenders are split, megged or 15 passes are connected then the pair stay in again

- Player giving possession away and the one to his left become new defenders

Progressions

- Touch limit

Followed by FIFA 11+


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Passing

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Technical Passing

Team Learning Objectives

- Improve passing & receiving technique/quality

Session Organisation

- As shown.

How to Play

- Unopposed. Pass to the highest player (and follow in) who sets for the deepest player who plays out (and follows)

- Continuous

Progressions

- 'Overs' from the deepest player

- Highest player stops the ball for the deepest player to run on to

- Once ball gets to the outside it must be transferred to another outside player before being played back in

- Set a time limit to complete a specific number of passes

Tech/Tact Focus

- Passing/Receiving/Awareness

Physical Focus

- Being ready to receive/Quick movements to link up

Social Focus

- Communication/Team bonding

Psychological Focus

- Playing quickly under pressure/focus


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 team game - Pt1

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3 team game - Pt1

Team Learning Objectives

- Passing and receiving techniques

Session Organisation

- As shown, 3 teams operate amongst each other

How to Play

- Teams pass and move in their own colours

Progressions

- Teams must look to pass THROUGH 2 opposition players, breaking the line (shown with the green line)

- Teams must try and receive BETWEEEN 2 oppositin players (shown with the blue line)

Tech/Tact Focus

- Passing/Receiving/Off the ball movement/Awareness

Physical Focus

- Game realistic movemens: Turning/Jumping/Sprinting

Social Focus

- Teamwork/Communication/Reading cues

Psychological Focus

- Playing with consistent quality


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 team game - Pt2

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3 team game - Pt2

Team Learning Objectives

- Passing/Receiving techniques

- Maintaining possession

Session Organisation

- As shown

How to Play

- Game is transitional, one team defends against two

- Team who lose possession become defenders

Progressions

- One team defends for a time period and upon winning the ball try to score in any of the four goals, all teams have a go at defending and the team with the least goals loses

Tech/Tact Focus

- Passing/Receiving/Movement

- Decision making

- Small group defending

Physical Focus

- Game realistic movements/challenges

Social Focus

- Teamwork

- 'Hunting' together to get the ball back

Psychological Focus

- Composure under pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Overlapping matches

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Overlapping matches

Team Learning Objectives

- Passing/Receiving techniques

- Maintaining possession

Session Organisation

- As shown

How to Play

- Two small games take place across each other

Tech/Tact Focus

- Passing/Receiving/Movement

- Decision making

- Small group defending

Physical Focus

- Game realistic movements/challenges

Social Focus

- Teamwork

- 'Hunting' together to get the ball back

Psychological Focus

- Composure under pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

SSG

- Linked to session learning outcomes


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