Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): NZU17 Warm Up: Rondo Squares

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Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Rondo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Rondo
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Part I: Rondo (5 mins)

Organisation

- 8x8 Squares set up as shown (x4)

- 5 Yard gap betweeneach square

- 14 Players (5 Attackers & 2 Defenders per group)

- 1 Ball (additional in central zone)

Activity

- Attacking players aim to make 15 consecutive passes to keep Defenders in the middle

- Attacking players one touch max. Any touch from Defender & misplaced pass ends the sequence

- Attacker who gives away possession becomes new Defender (two turns in middle)

Rules

- 15 consecutive passes & Defenders repeat

- Handball from Defenders mean they repeat & Attackers start on 5 passes

- Blocking of 1st pass by Defenders means they repeat & Attackers start on 5 passes

Progression

- Introduce touch sequence: 1-touch/2-touch/1-touch & 2-touch/2-touch/1-touch

- Introduce 2nd ball that must be passed via hands by attackers. 2sec max in hands. If you drop ball or recieve ball to feet while have ball hand your new Defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part II: Rondo Rotation

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Part II: Rondo Rotation (5 mins)

Organisation

- 8x8 Squares set up as shown (x4)

- 5 Yard gap betweeneach square

- 14 Players (5 Attackers & 2 Defenders per group)

- 1 Ball (additional in central zone)

Activity

- Same setup & function as part I

- This time after 10 passes Attackers must move as a group to empty square alongside

- Cannot move back to your previous square!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part III: Rondo Transition

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Part III: Rondo Transition (5 mins)

Organisation

- 16x8 areas setup as shown (join sides of squares from Part I & II together)

- 14 Players (Two teams of 7 players)

- 1 Ball (additional with coach who acts as server)

Activity

- Players are split into two teams & two sides of the playing areas

- Coach acts as server & starts activity by passing to one of the teams.

- Team who receives ball must setup two Target Players, keep possession & play end-to-end (2-touch)

- At the same time other team sends in two Defenders to win possession back

- If Defenders win ball they aim to pass back across to team mates - activity repeats

- If Attackers play the ball out of area Coach plays new ball o opposite team - activity repeats


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