Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Day 5: Penetrating Passes

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Todd Ledbetter
Name: Todd Ledbetter
City: Chattanooga
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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WARM-UP ACTIVITY – PASSING FOR PENETRATION: Teams of 3

A: The 1st attacker (player on the ball) and 2nd attacker (player in the seam/window) will locate a passing seam/window, play a penetrating pass through it TO FEET while the 3rd attacker is working quickly to provide an option for the next pass. The group will then quickly locate another seam/window and continue the exercise.

B: Same concept except the pass is now played through a seam/window to a player moving into the space. Add diagonal runs, overlapping runs, wall passes, etc...


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PASSING / POSSESSION – EMPHASIS ON PENETRATIVE PASSES:

The four players in each endzone must circulate the ball using 1 and 2-touch play to create an opportunity to pass through the central zone = penetrative pass. No lofted passes permitted – all passes must remain on the ground. Points are awarded for each penetrative pass. Defensive team wins points for intercepting passes.

Progression: Allow 1 defender from central grid to enter the endzone to apply pressure = 3 v 1 situation

Coaching Points: 1) Quick ball and player movement – 1 + 2-touch play if possible

2) Keep the eyes / head up to scan for opportunities to penetrate the opponent

3) Quality of passing – execution of technique and decision making


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Border Patrol: 3 teams of 5. The coach will start with ball. Play into into 1 of the grid's. The attacking team will play 5 v 2. Once they connect 4 passes they look to get the ball out of pressure by splitting the 3 players in the middle grid and connecting with the a player in the other grid. Players in the opposite grids must constantly be adjusting their angles, trying to work to get into seams. If the defense wins the ball and succesfully plays it back to their players in the middle grid. They get a point. Play is dead if a ball leaves the grid. 10 total balls.

A point is awarded for everytime the ball gets succesfully switched.


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End zone game. 4 v 4 +1. 9 players. 30x40. 8 yard endzones.The idea is to now find the seams to play balls into that will penetrate the back 4 and get us in behind. No player from either team is allowed in the endzone. The blue line is the offside line. The objective is to score by connecting a well timed pass into the endzone and into the run of the teammate. The Att. players may not dribble into the endzones. Progression: Add another Neutral and say that the final ball must come from a 1 touch pass. This exercise will eventually end with 7v7+1.

Coaching Points: 1) Are the players patient in when to choose to play the final ball? 2) Are players interchanging positions to unbalance the defense? (Overlapping runs, diagonal runs to open up space, etc...


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Final Game: 7 v 7+1 to Goal. Same as previous exercise however, now when the pass is played in behind, the attackers can go to goal.

Same coaching points as previous exercise.


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