Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): BP - Maintaining Ball Possession in Central Areas

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Steven Spurway
Name: Steven Spurway
City: Carnes Hill
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): BP - Effective Possession 1. Structured Build-Up

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BP - Effective Possession 1. Structured Build-Up

MAIN MOMENT: BP.

KEY PRINCIPLE: EFFECTIVE POSSESSION 1. STRUCTURED BUILD-UP (CENTRAL AREAS).

WHAT? UNABLE TO KEEP BALL POSESSION IN CENTRAL AREAS OF THE FIELD.

WHO? #3, #4, #6, #8, #10 AND #9.

WHERE? CENTRAL AREAS OF THE FIELD.

WHEN? WHEN ANY OF THE PLAYERS MENTIONED ABOVE HAVE THE BALL.

WHY? THIS IS A PROBLEM AS OUR WE CAN NOT KEEP POSESSION AND THEREFORE ARE ALWAYS DEFENDING OR ATTEMPTING TO GET THE BALL BACK. AS SUCH WE ARE UNABLE TO BUILD UP ANY STRUCTURED AND MEANINGFUL ATTACK.

SESSION OBJECTIVE: IN THIS SESSION I AIM TO IMPROVE CONTROLLED BALL POSSESSION IN THE CENTRAL AREAS OF THE FIELD. I AM TO DO THIS BY TEACHING MY CENTRAL PLAYERS WHERE TO POSITION THEMSELVES AND WHEN TO MAKE MOVEMENTS SO THIS CAN HAPPEN.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (10 mins)

ORGANISATION/EXPLANATION

* 2 PLAYERS POSITIONED AT #3 (AS ILLUSTRATED) WHO START THE PASSING PATTERN.

* #3 PASSES TO #10 (AS ILLUSTRATED) WHO THEN PASSES TO #6. #6 THEN PASSES TO #9 WHO PASSES TO OTHER #10 WHO PASSES TO #8 WHO PASSES BACK TO PLAYER #3 AT THE START AND THE SEQUENCE CONTINUES. ALL PLAYERS ARE TO FOLLOW THEIR PASS.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (10 mins)

VARIATION

* CHANGE OF PASSING PATTERN.

* AS PER PREVIOUS PRACTICE, 2 PLAYERS AT STARTING POSITION #3.

* #3 NOW PASSES THE BALL TO #6. #6 THEN PLAYS A ONE-TWO WITH #10 BEFORE PASSING TO #9. #9 THEN PASSES TO #8 WHO PLAYS A ONE-TWO WITH THE OTHER #10 AND PASSES BACK TO PLAYER #3 AND THE SEQUENCE CONTINUES.

MOVEMENT OF PLAYERS

* #3 TO #6, #6 TO #9, #9 TO #8 AND #8 TO #3. THE TWO #10'S STAY IN THEIR POSITIONS.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positioning Game

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Positioning Game (15 mins)

ORGANISATION/EXPLANATION

* 5 V 3 WITH 2 NEUTRAL PLAYERS BEING #3 AND #9.

* PLAY STARTS WITH #3 WHO PLAYS TO EITHER BLUE #6, #8 OR #10 OR RED #6, #8 OR #10.

* OBJECTIVE IS TO KEEP POSSESSION AND PLAY #9. WHEN THIS IS ACHIEVED #9 THEN PLAYS THE BALL BACK TO THE SAME TEAM WHO PASSED IT TO HIM AND THEY TRY TO GET IT BACK TO #3.

* IF THE BLUE TEAM WIN THE BALL, THEY THEN KEEP POSSESSION WITH #3 AND #9 IN THE SAME WAY.

* PLAY ALWAYS STARTS WITH #3 OR #9 ON THE COACHES CALL.

* POINT IS SCORED WHEN TEAM IN POSSESSION CAN PLAY BOTH NEUTRAL PLAYERS CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT THE OPPOSITION DISRUPTING POSSESSION OR AN ERROR BEING MADE.

PROGRESSION

* 2 TOUCH.

* MAKE GRID SMALLER/BIGGER.

* 3 PASSES BEFORE YOU CAN PASS TO #9.

TEAM TASK

* TO KEEP POSSESSION OF THE BALL USING #3 AND #9.

PLAYER TASKS

* #6, #8 AND #10 TO CREATE ANGLES TO RECEIVE THE BALL WITH THEIR FURTHEST FOOT FACING FORWARD.

* #3 AND #9 ALWAYS TO BE MOVING IN BETWEEN CHANNELS TO PROVIDE A PASSING OPPORTUNITY FROM #6, #8 OR #10.

COACHES CUES

* WHEN #3 LIFTS HIS HEAD TO PASS THAT IS THE CUE FOR #6, #8 AND #10 TO QUICKLY MOVE INTO A POSITION (RIGHT, LEFT, CENTRE, FAR) TO RECEIVE THE BALL.

* #3 AND #9, WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE BALL YOU SHOULD KNOW WHO YOU ARE GOING TO PLAY BEFORE YOU RECEIVE THE BALL (ANALYSE ).

WIDE PLAYERS COULD BE ADDED AS WALL PLAYERS ON OUTSIDE IF NUMBERS ALLOW.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Training

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Game Training (20 mins)

EXPLANATION

* 7 V 4.

* LOCATION IS IN THE CENTRE OF THE FIELD AS THIS IS WHERE OUR FOOTBALL PROBLEM IS TAKING PLACE.

* PLAY STARTS WITH RED GOALKEEPER WHO PASSES TO #3 OR #4 IN ZONE A WHO MUST BOTH TOUCH THE BALL BEFORE BEFORE THEY CAN PLAY IT TO RED #6, #8 OR #10 IN

ZONE B.

* WHEN IN ZONE B, RED #6, #8 AND #10 MUST KEEP CONTROLLED POSSESSION AND LOOK TO BOUNCE WITH RED #9 IN ORDER TO SCORE IN ONE OF THE 2 MINI GOALS.

* IF THE BLUE TEAM WINS THE BALL THEY MUST KEEP POSSESSION AND LOOK TO PLAY THEIR #9.

* AN OVERLOAD FROM ZONE B TO ZONE A IS ALLOWED AND A 10 SECOND LIMIT IS GIVEN TO SCORE.

* ALL RESTARTS WITH RED GOALKEEPER.

TEAM TASK

* TO KEEP POSSESSION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD WITH OUR CENTRAL PLAYERS.

PLAYER TASKS

* #6, #8 AND #10 HAVE TO TRY AND RECEIVE THE BALL IN A FORWARD FACING POSITION.

* #6, #8 AND #10 MUST BE MOBILE AND MOVE INTO POSITIONS TO CREATE ANGLES AND SPACE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE BALL FROM #3 OR #4.

* #8 AND #10 SHOULD BE LOOKING TO PLAY #9 AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND MOVE INTO SPACE TO RECEIVE A RETURN BALL TO SCORE.

COACHES CUES

* #6 YOUR CUE TO RECEIVE THE BALL IS WHEN #3 OR #4 LIFTS THEIR HEAD AND LOOKS TO PASS.

* #8 AND #10 YOUR CUE TO GO FORWARD IS WHEN THE BALL IS PLAYED TO YOU IN A FORWARD POSITION (NOT TO FEET OR WHEN YOUR BACK IS TO GOALS).

ADD #2 AND #5 RED TEAM AND #7 AND #11 BLUE TEAM AND REMOVE CONES TO MAKE FULL WIDTH CONCENTRATING ON MIDFIELD RECEIVING THE BALL FACING FORWARD AND THEIR MOVEMENT OFF THE BALL. ALSO NO RESTRICTIONS ON WHERE PLAYERS CAN GO AS THIS IS NOT GAME REALISTIC. SET UP IS A POSITIONING GAME WITHOUT THIS ALTERATION.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Training Game

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Training Game (25 mins)

* 8 V 8 + 2 GOALKEEPERS.

* BOTH TEAMS IN POSITIONS AS ILLUSTRATED.

* OFFSIDE RULE APPLIES.

* NORMAL GAME.

* NO INTERVENTIONS/NO STOPPING.

EVALUATION

* AFTER THIS SESSION MY TEAM, IN PARTICULAR MY #3, #4, #6, #8 , #10 AND #9 SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMBINE AND KEEP THE BALL IN THE CENTRE OF THE FIELD LOOKING TO PLAY FORWARD WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF.


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