Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing Wide U12+

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Am-Club: D.F.C. Dragons

Perry Gaffoor, Young Member

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Perry Gaffoor
Name: Perry Gaffoor
City: Plymouth
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 56 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is designed for teams who are technically capable and at least somewhat tactically aware. Playing the ball wide, switching play, maintaining possession and intelligent runs off the ball are coached in order to promote creative and flowing goalscoring opportunities.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo

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Rondo (10 mins)

Description

We start with a simple 4v1 Rondo to warm up. Encourage players to move along their line in order to create better passing angles. Limit play to 2 or 3 touches depending on ability. Rotate defender every 2 minutes.

Coaching Points

- Movement to create a passing angle

- Receive ball away from pressure

- Strong pass to the correct foot

Progression

You can easily build this into any number of attackers and defenders. a 5 or 6 vs 2 would be the next logical step. In this case, we can focus on splitting the defenders and/or quicker (or first time) passes. A high workrate off the ball is necessary to succeed in this game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+1 Wide

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3v3+1 Wide (20 mins)

Description

3v3+1 with GKs. Set up the field with 2 lanes for the wingers. The first team to score 2 goals wins, every player on the team must touch the ball in order to score a goal. Neutral player must stay as a center midfielder and wingers must stay in their lane. Only 1 defender can enter the lane which the ball is in. If possession is surrendered, team roles are reversed and the same rules apply.

Coaching Points

- Movement off the ball from all players in order to create a good forward pass

- Keeping possession is more important than immediately scoring

- Receive with furthest foot

- Creativity and variation of dribbling

- Perceive GK position before shooting

Progression

- 4v4+1

- Winger must beat a defender with a move in the lane

- GK has to play to a winger to start


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2+1 (x2)

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3v2+1 (x2) (20 mins)

Description

In each half of the field we have 2 attackers and 3 defenders. The neutral player can drift between. There is a double-sided goal in the centre, you can score in either side i.e. defenders can score too and the ball is always live from rebounds. If a defender scores, the team gets 1 point. If the team can play the ball wide and then into the striker who scores, then the team gets 3 points.

Coaching Points

- Weight and Quality of passes

- Speed of play and intelligence of passing option

- Work off the ball to create space, even just to pull defenders away

- Utilize neutral player in both phases

- Shoot into the opposite corner from the GK

Progression

- Limit touches

- All players touch ball

- Ball is live after a goal (stay switched on and continue play)


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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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