Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Passing and Receiving

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Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
Name: Craig Birtwistle Continental F.C
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up (10 mins)

Set up

Two 20 X 35 fields with mini-goals/pugs as shown

Organization

As players arrive for practice get them moving into small sided games early. Build up to two games alongside each each other. Players are encouraged to have free play with no one touch soccer. Try to keep teams even for competitive games and rotate opponents every 3-4 minutes.

Progressions

Rotate opponents every 3-4 minutes. Also make sure every player gets to experience the 2v2 and 3v3. Both games offer different decisions for the player.

Coaching Points

Free play warm up with limited coaching. Enforce no one touch rule


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Y Passing
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Y Passing (20 mins)

Set up

15 X 15 square with a Mannequin/cone in the middle as shown.

Organization

Y Passing drill. Multiple passing progressions that can be adjusted based upon the ability of the group

Progressions

1 - Ball Starts with player A. Player B checks in front of the mannequin to receive a pass and turn to on side. Player C checks away from the mannequin to receive a pass from B - takes first touch to outside of the grid and connects longer pass to D who dribbles back to start. Two balls going - Alternate side that player B turns to.

2 - Sequence changes to following pattern. Players follow arrows as shown. A-B-A-C-B-C-D-A

Coach can adjust the sequence as necessary to cater to teams ability.

Coaching Points

Quality of pass, turning both ways, movement into the space, movement into passing lanes, timing of runs and weight of pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v1/5v2

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4v1/5v2 (20 mins)

Set-up

8 X 8 square with a cone seperating each side in half as shown. (expand square to 10X10 for "2")

Organization

Players will play 4v1. 4 black player work on outside of square and must move up and down their line getting past the middle cone to receive a pass from adjacent player on the outside - must move up and down the ine to create the angle. Keep track of number of passes. Switch out defender every minute

Coaching Points

Movment off the ball, angle of support, quaity of pass, first touch away from pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession to Goal

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Possession to Goal (20 mins)

Set up

Two 15X15 boxes as shown with goals on each side as shown.

Organization

Black team and white team pass and move the ball in their own grid. On coaches command one defender from each team goes to opposition’s grid. If passing team can get 4-5 passes without the defender winning they ball they can attack to the goal. If defender wins the ball he can score on the goal.

Progression

- Develop to 2 defenders

- Limit touches of passing team

Coaching points

Speed of pay, angle of support, recognize when to go to goal early, movement to create space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Set up

Field 40 X 30 with regular goals as shown.

Organization

Teams will play 5 v 5 including Goalkeepers. Regular scrimmage game with emphasis on passing, receiving and combinations going forward. Allow game to be free play but encourage running with the ball with all previous coaching points being enforced.

Coaching Points

All of points portrayed throughout the session should be enforced in a game situation. Open up grid to allow more space to dribble if necessary.


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