Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession

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Aaron Metzger, Adult Member

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Aaron Metzger
Name: Aaron Metzger
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Practice

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Technical Practice (15 mins)

Passing and Receiving: Technical Practice

Organisation

The numbers indicate the player's starting positions (both 2&3) marked by opposing players. Players 2 and 3 move off their startng positions to receive the ball. Every player follows their pass to the next starting position.

Coaching Points

1. Accurate Passing (Technical), ball must go to the position of the player when receiving not the starting position. Weight of pass.

2. Receiving players, sharp movements, become hard to mark. (Physical)

3. Recognise triggers for movement to ensure speed of practice (Tactical)

4. Awareness. Where is the receiving player? 2 player should have his head up to receiving after looking over shoulder to player 3. This is the trigger for 3 to realise the ball is coming. (Cognitive)

Differentition + Progressions

Technical Changes: Player 2 can receive the ball in different ways. Eg. Turn on front foot, across the body using back foot, across the body using sole. Drag back with sole to face up the defender before playing. (Coerver)

Tactical Changes: Introduce GK at each end. instead of 3 playing to 1, 3 shoots into the hands of GK to perform various catches. GK then rolls out to 1, who drops to receive before playing again.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Practice 2

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Technical Practice 2 (15 mins)

Passing and Receiving: Technical Practice

Organisation

The numbers indicate the player's starting positions (both 2&3) marked by opposing players. Players 2 and 3 move off their startng positions to receive the ball. Every player follows their pass to the next starting position.

Coaching Points

1. Accurate Passing (Technical), ball must go to the position of the player when receiving not the starting position. Weight of pass.

2. Receiving players, sharp movements, become hard to mark. (Physical)

3. Recognise triggers for movement to ensure speed of practice (Tactical)

4. Awareness. Where is the receiving player? (Cognitive)


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

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Screen 3 (25 mins)

Set Up

30 x 30

3 teams of 5

Red & White vs Black (10 vs 5)

Defending for set amount of time.

Defenders focus on working together, closing down the ball, information to players around them.

Others focus on keeping possession of the ball for set amount of time

Progressions

1. Defending team have to win the ball back as many times as possible

2. Defending team win ball back and keep possession of the ball.

Key Points

Attacking: Movement off the ball to support team mates.

Decision making on the ball

Defending: Work hard to close down

Work as a unit to make area smaller closing down space for attacking team to play in.

1 or 2 players behind 3 pressing giving good information.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 to 4 Targets

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5v5 to 4 Targets (25 mins)

Organization:

7 players on each team - 5 outfield players and 2 targerts on each end.

Team in possession attampts to play to opposite team's targets (Yellow play into blue targerts, vice versa)

When the target receives the ball, they switch play to the other target, who then plays into their team which now attempts to play into the other teams targets for a point.

If the team in possession needs to play back to the targets of the same color in order to keep possession, the player who plays the ball back switches with that target who comes in with the ball.

Coaching Points:

As the ball is switched from target to target the team who will be receiving the ball transitions from defense to open up their shape and prepare to get the ball from the target.

Angles of support, quick transition, good starting position, timing of checks, try to find the highest possible pass into your team.


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