Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Switching the Point of attack through the midfield 3 (#6, 8 & 10) (Start Time: 2016-10-05 19:00:00)

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Sarah Fawcett, Young Member

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Sarah  Fawcett
Name: Sarah Fawcett
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Aim of the session: to develop a player's ability to switch the point of attack through the midfield 3.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Equipment : balls, cones, 4 large cones, 4 small goals, 2 large goals, pinnies.

No. of Players: 14

Area size: 60 x 40 yards

Facility: Outdoor field

conclude with a 5 minute cool down.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up Exercise - Passing & Receiving

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Warm up Exercise - Passing & Receiving (20 mins)

Set up

-groups of 7

-60 x 40 yard area

Activity:

Passing drill incorporating wide players into midfield 3 and back out wide to switch the point of attack.

Player A plays ball to player B who passes the ball into one of the players in the inner box who combine with others inside the box to pass out to player C. Player C will then pass to D and the sequence repeats in opposite direction to switch the point of attack.

Progression:

-Rotate 3 midfield players

-one of the players in the box to come out the box to receive a one two off the outside players who then passes long to a player in the box

Coaching points (use visual cues)

- speed of play

- shoulder check

-3 midfield players being on different lines.

- Movement to recieve the pass

Note:

Encourage players to play diagonally as if they are trying to switch the play during a game and the movement of the middle 3. Player B / D should always have at least 2 options with the other player remaining high in the box.

Dosage:

intensity: Low to Moderate

Duration: 3 minutes before rotations

Rest: 30-45 second rest between rotation

-Players to complete FIFA 11+ on their arrival to practice.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme exercise 1:

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Main Theme exercise 1: (20 mins)

Set up:

-60 x 40 yard grid divided into 3 equal thirds

-7 v 7

Activity:

-Directional to small goals. Three goals for each team, one goal per third of the field.

-Teams must complete a pass in each grid before being able to score on any of their three goals.

-2 goals for wide goal, 1 goal middle goal.

-Do not allow players to cross zones

Progression:

-One player from midfield third can cross sections into outside third when their team is in possession.

Coaching points (use visual cues):

-Speed of play - Can we quickly switch point of attack using 1 and 2 touch passes?

-Create width to allow point of attack to change quickly.

-Do not force play, be patient and find open space.

-Open body position to beable to see the field and swtich the point of attack.

-3 midfield players on different lines.

Dosage:

Intensity: High

Duration per game: 3 minutes

Reps: 5-6

Rest: 30-45 seconds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): main theme exercise 2

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main theme exercise 2 (15 mins)

Set up:

-60 x 40 yard grid as pervious exercise but remove the thirds

-7 v 7

Activity:

-Directional to small goals.

-Players can score in any of the 3 goals.

-No restrictions on play.

Coaching points (use visual cues):

-As previous exercise

-But include Player on the ball must assess level of pressure to determine if point of attack should be switched.

Dosage:

Intensity: High

Duration per game: 3 minutes

Reps: 5-6

Rest: 30-45 seconds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): main exercise 3: 8 v 8 Game

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main exercise 3: 8 v 8 Game (30 mins)

Set up:

-60 x 40 yard grid as pervious exercise but remove the thirds

-8 v 8 game

-1-2-3-2 both teams (as illustrated above) 

-one team to play a flat midfield 3 vs a point down midfield 3.

Activity:

-Directional

-No restrictions on play.

Coaching points (use visual cues):

-As previous exercises

-Emphasise switching point of attack through the defence and centre midfielders, use outside forwards to create width.

Note:

- Have #10 playing high acting as the 3rd player in the front 3.

-2 and 3 to act like centre defenders, but also look to provide support to switch the point of attack.

Dosage:

Intensity: High

Duration per game: 6 minutes

Reps: 5-6

Rest: 1 minute


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