Football/Soccer Session (U18): Pre-season passing warm-up

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Paul Morrison, Adult Member

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 15 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and combination warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and combination warm up
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Passing and combination warm up (30 mins)

Session Objective: To improve passing and combination(1)

Organisation:

Cones set out in two lines as in A.

Practice A

Players in pairs.first player plays ball in frony of other player.Receiving player takes a touch then plays return pass in front of other player.Players continue to top of line of cones.then move across and come back down repeating passing down between cones.Players change sides at the top so that they will use one foot to receive and pass on way up and other foot to receive and pass on way down.repeate three or four times.Emphasis on the quality and weight of pass,ensuring it is played in front of other player so that a smooth and even passing interchange achieved.

Repeat movement but now players take one touch.Emphasis on weight and timing of pass.

Practice B (Blue Cones)

Player 1 plays ball as before in front of player 2.Player 2 takes touch inside allowing player 1 to overlap then 2 plays ball in front of him.Player 1 then takes touch inside allowing player 2 to overlap then plays ball in front of him.Process repeated up and down cones as before,changing sides at top to allow use of both feet.

Practice C.

Now 3 players.Two touch at first .Ball with player 2 in centre.He plays to player 3 on right and then overlaps player 3 on right.Player 3 plays to player 1on left and overlaps.1 plays to 2 and overlaps and so on.Stop at top of lanes of cones then repeat down lanes.

Repeat movement but now players take one touch.Emphasis on weight and timing of pass.Then develop speed of movement and passing.

Key Factors:

Quality of pass - weight,direction and timing

Quality of first touch

Smooth controlled balanced movement to receive and play in stride and maintain rhythm.


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