Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Through Ball Session

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Richard Adams, Adult Member

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Richard Adams
Name: Richard Adams
City: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Through Ball Activity 1

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Through Ball Activity 1 (10 mins)

Through Ball Pass Game

Equpmient Needed: Balls, Corner Flags, Net

Setup: As per above.

Description: Striker (white) lines up beside 3 stationary defenders (corner flags). The striker checks away form the defenders and shows for the ball. Step 1-the first player in line plays a ball into the strikers feet. Step 2- the striker lays it back into the passers spake and makes a curling run around the outside defender for Step 3 - the through ball from the original passer. The striker tries to 1 time it with the inside of the feet into either corner. The original passer now becomes the striker.

Progression 2: Line up players beside the net. When the trhough ball is played, it activates a defender out from the side for a 1v1 without keeper and no hands.

Progression 3: You can add a keeper on top of progression 2 or without defenders.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Through Ball Activity 2

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Through Ball Activity 2 (10 mins)

Through Ball Activity - Part 2

Same setup as part 1

Description: Striker (white) lines up beside 3 stationary defenders (corner flags). The stricker checks away form the defenders and shows for the ball. Step 1-the first player in line plays a ball into the strikers feet. Step 2& 3 - they play a 1-2 and the passer makes a looping run around the outside flag. Step 4-the striker plays a through ball for the passer who goes in on net.

* The striker remains centrally and rotate every 2-3 minutes.

Progressions: Same as Activity 1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Through Ball Activity 3

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Through Ball Activity 3 (10 mins)

Through Ball Activity # 3

Setup: Same as previos activities

Description: Striker (white) lines up beside 3 stationary defenders (corner flags). The striker checks away form the defenders and shows for the ball. Step 1-the first player in line plays a ball into the strikers feet. The striker gets turned so he is facing the 3 defenders and plays a through ball to the over lapping passer for a chance on goal.

*The striker remains centrally. Rotate every 2-3 minutes

Progressions: Same as previous excercises. Make sure you are going both directions

Coaching Points: Weight of pass, Waiting untill the defender is clear before playing the pass into the striker, communication.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination play in SSG

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Combination play in SSG (25 mins)

6 v 6 - Looking for penetrating Pass.

Setup:

Description:Two teams play 6v6 with off sides lines at either end. The aim is for players to combine using clever movement and interplay in order to free a player through on goal to score. To start, no defenders are allowed in attacking zone.

If the GK saves the ball a defender is allowed to drop into the area to receive to play out.

Progression 1: A defender can enter the attacking zone once the ball has been played in.

Progression 2: Two attackers are allowed into the attacking zone in order to create a 2 v 1

Progression 3: Use the shaded area as the offside in final third.

Objection: Improvement movement off the ball Combination play to create goal scoring opportunities with penetrating pass.

Coahcing Points:

Think about what areas of the pitch you are most likely to play one touch?

Can you finish with one touch?

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