Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Switching Play

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Continental  FC
Name: Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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

Set up - As shown, activity can be made a little more narrow depending on the age group you are working with

Instruction - Player 1 passes to player 2, player 2 passes to player 3, player 3 lays ball off for player 4 to hit driven ball to player 5 in stride. Players follow pass and activity repeats.

Progression: Player A passes to player B, player B passes to player C, player C passes to player D, player D lays ball off to player B, player B hits llong diagonal ball in the air to player E who takes positive touch and dribbles at speed to half-way line

Coaching Points - Accurracy & weight of pass, various types of passes (driven, lofted etc...) quality of lay-off/touch, consistent communication/information.


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

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Set Up - Divide field into thirds as shown. Bring goals onto 18 yard box on each half and play 8 v 8 or 9 v 9

Instruction - Players can go anywhere on the field, limited to three touches in central third, unlimited in the wide areas.

Progression: Limit players to two touches in central area to challenge players.

Coaching Points - Emphasize the need to estbalish width when in possession to stretch the opposition. Epmphasize the need to think a step ahead, especially in central area where players have less space/time on the ball. Encourage players to combine centrally to collapse opposition then play out to the wide areas and look to create numerical advantages.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3

Set Up - 9 v 9 including GK's on approx 3/4 of an 11 v 11 field

Instruction - No restrictions, allow theme of the training session to come out naturally in the flow of the game

Coaching points - Players ability to connect passes through good support angles (play in 3's) and recognize moments to play forward/change tempo and get numbers forward to support target striker and creare numerical advantages. Timing, distance, angle of support runs. Ability to convert high percentage of goal scoring opportunities


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): From Deep

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From Deep

Option 2 - Front and back area (deep delivery)

Fullbacks (A)&(C) start by releasing the wingers (B)&(D) who drive to the line, cut back and set the supporting FB who delivers from deep to the 2 attacking strikers

Rotation A-B-C-D

The strikers work in pairs. Strikers 1 & 2 make front and back area runs for players B & D. As the wide wingers cut back the strikers recycle there runs as shown above attacking the opposite area.The crossing player (FB) can pick which player to hit.

Rotation - In pairs the strikers attack a goal rest then attack the next goal while mixing the run for each option.

Switch players and delivery side throughout.

Progression

Add 1 defender to each side

Coaching Points

- Movement to receive by wide player and strikers

- Awareness and recognitionof triggers

- Timing and quality of delivery

- Type and qiality of finish


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Pass
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Dribble
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