Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Playing Through a Midfield Diamond

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session to introduce playing with a midfield diamond.


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

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passing, use of check backs to create space, shielding the ball, turning
Technical
Tactical
decision when to play to feet or when to play to space, decision when to run with the ball or when to pass
Technical
Physical
decision when to penetrate with movement to support forward pass or overlap
Technical
Psychological
seeing the opportunity to penetrate with movement or passing
Technical
Social

Passing & Receiving warm-up (15 mins)

ALL players start with a ball using various parts of the foot.

i.e. Inside/outside foot. 1 inside foot touches. 2 Toe taps on the ball and 3 change positions with a player.

Passing and Receving.

2 teams of 8 who are numbered 1 to 8.

2 touch passing. 1 passes to 2 who passes to 3 then 4 etc.

Aim is to have a high tempo warm-up with good weight and accuracy of passing and receiving with varied movement after each pass.

Progressions;

1 touch passing

Run around 1 cone after each pass.

Tech/Tact Focus

Good weight and accuracy of passing.

Head up to pass.

Body shape when receiving.

Awareness of player movements

Physical Focus

Various quick movements in different directions

Social Focus

Communication and encouragement

Psychological Focus

Be positive with decisions when to pass, where to receive etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing & Receiving

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passing, use of check backs to create space, shielding the ball, turning
Technical
Tactical
decision when to play to feet or when to play to space, decision when to run with the ball or when to pass
Technical
Physical
decision when to penetrate with movement to support forward pass or overlap
Technical
Psychological
seeing the opportunity to penetrate with movement or passing
Technical
Social

Passing & Receiving (15 mins)

Session Organisation

Passing, Receiving and combination play.

2 balls at the same time starting at number 1 and 5.

Player 1 passes and follows to player 2 who receives, maintaining good body shape and passes and follows to player 3 who does the same to 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. encourage 1 touch passing.

Progressions:

Introduce 2 more balls.

1 - 2s combination play

Tech/Tact Focus

Weight and accuracy of passing.

Head up to pass.

Body shape when receiving.

Awareness of player movements.

Physical Focus

Quick movement to next station.

Social Focus

Communicate and encourage team mates

Psychological Focus

Be positve about your passing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing Through

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Playing Through

Organisation

Pitch and players set up as shown.

End zones can be 2v1 or 3v2 (dependant on numbers)

Diamond 4v3 in middle zone.

How to Play

Coach feeds the ball into bottom zone.

Both Reds must touch the ball before playing into middle zone.

At least 2 midfield players must touch the ball before playing into the attacking zone.

Attacking zone players must combine to score.

Possible Coaching Points

Quality of passing & receiving.

Body position to play forward.

Combination play in middle and attacking thirds.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression

Allow the full backs on one side to join in the attack. (Depends on which side the ball is).

If Greys win the ball, try to play into striker.

Holding MF player should sit and protect (screen passes into the Grey striker).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

Organisation

Set up as shown.

Even numbers if possible.

Reds are playing with a Diamond in MF.

Only the FB are allowed into the wide channels.

How to Play

Normal rules except for FB in channels (limit their touches if necessary).


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