Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Passing and Receiving - Technical Focus, receiving

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Patrick Kasperitis
Name: Patrick Kasperitis
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Square Passing Pattern

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Square Passing Pattern
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Square Passing Pattern

You can do a passing pattern using any different types of passes that can help to build the receiving and Technical Focus. These should be at the beginning of the session in order to look at technical ability then we will try to use these in games to provide context to the techniques.

The exerise above is a square and in this square we will look to do 2 different patterns.

1) Look to play passes around the square. This will force the players to take a touch in a specific direction as they must take a cushioned touch in the direction that they want to play the next pass. After playing this pass the player must "follow their pass" and will go to the next cone in order to get ready for their next rep. This provides a physical aspect to the exercise. The exercise is repeated to the opposite direction.

2) In this pattern we will look to add in a Longer pass after a cushioned pass. It will start with a pass (1) into the receiver, who will play a ball back to the original passer to play a longer pass across the grid. This is where the different color cones comes into play. The pattern restarts on a blue cone. This pattern is called an "Up- Back- Through"


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo - Must take 2 touches

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Rondo - Must take 2 touches

A small sided game to be used often as a potential wam up activity that will help to provide context to a goo reception of the ball. Using 4v1 or 5v1 in a grid of 10 or 12 yards. Players must take at least two touches, meaning that they will need to take a good first touch to keep the ball away from the defender and to be able to play a pass. If a player loses the ball they take the place of the defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5+2 - Four Zone Game

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5v5+2 - Four Zone Game

When providing context to the techniques we are teaching a general rule of thumb is that we must remove some of the pressure of the game. So for this we will use neutral players or have games be "numbers - up" to provide more options. The spaces they play in will generally be bigger and this will provide more time to complete the skills.

This is a four zone game where players must take a positive first touch to try to move the ball into one of the zones and dribble in.

The game is 5v5 + 2 Neutral Players who will play with the team that is attacking. The big space with multiple options allows for there to be many "correct" choices and opportunites to score.

The hidden thing here is that we are now asking them to become aware of space around them. Even though we want to focus on the technique of the first touch and reception, we want to encourge them to make good decisions about what they're doing with the first touch.


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