Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession - Mica Lamb

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Mica Lamb
Name: Mica Lamb
City: Spokane
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Specifically designed for my central midfielders. Focus is on clean posession - passing, receiving, combination play, changing the point of attack, etc. as well as proper decision making.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 Cone Drill Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 Cone Drill Warm-up
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4 Cone Drill Warm-up (15 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

-5 players in a 15x15 yard grid

-First player passes to any of the other three players and follows his pass

-Receiver takes touch away from the cone (simulates defensive pressure) and delivers a pass to any other player

-Unscripted passing pattern continues as additional elements are introduced (ex. wall pass, dribble/takeover, one touch, etc.)

COACHING POINTS:

-All passes hit firmly on the ground

-Receiver must move off the cone to distance self from the "defender"

-A variety of game-like settling techniques used (let the ball run to back foot, come get the ball with outside of front foot, feint a touch and let the ball run) for improved skill and deception

-Follow pass with change of pace


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 Continuous Keepaway

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4v2 Continuous Keepaway (15 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

-In adjacent 10x15 yard grids, 4v2 keepaway

-The 4 connect as many passes inside the grid without a touch from the opponent as possible (5 conections = 1 point)

-If the ball leaves the grid, two players from each team transition into the adjacent grid where blue has the numerical advantage

-Coach will introduce a new ball into play

-When the 2 win possession, they attempt to play back to their resting two (2 points)

-First team to 20 points wins

COACHING POINTS:

-Clean first touch and crisp passing

-Quick movement off ball

-Communication

-Immediate transition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Keepaway wih passing gates

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Keepaway wih passing gates (20 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

-In a 40x40 yard grid, 6v6+1 possession

-Teams attempt to connect passes through randomly placed cones ("gates" 1 yard apart) to score a point while maintaining possession

COACHING POINTS:

-Change the point of attack

-Stay composed under pressure

-Focus on possession rather than forcing a pass to a well-defended gate - Make sure the gate is "on"

-Communication

-Off-ball movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Scrimmage

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8v8 Scrimmage (30 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

-On a 55x44 yard area, 8v8 scrimmage

-With the short, narrow pitch, possession is critical

-Played under general rules of the game

-Win to stay, a third team enters to replace the team who concedes

COACHING POINTS:

-Proper first touch

-Spacing and shape

-Immediate counterattack on change of possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dutch Square Cool-down

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Dutch Square Cool-down (10 mins)

ORGANIZATION:

-Red players outside the grid each have a soccer ball

-Blue players jog out toward a red player who plays them a ball on the ground

-Blue receives the pass and returns it with one or two touches

-After returning the pass, blue player returns to the central square of cones and exits out another side

-Process is repeated for 5 minutes, then teams switch tasks

-Optional aerial service as a progression

COACHING POINTS:

-Relaxed pace (when used as cool-down)

-Maintentance of technique while fatigued

-Verbal and non-verbal communication (show where you want the ball played)


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