Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 2003 Boys Practice #3

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David Barbier, Adult Member

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David Barbier
Name: David Barbier
City: Stittsville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 out 1 in passing

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3 out 1 in passing

3 out 1 in passing

A grid of 8 x 8 with 3 players outside the grid and 1 player inside.

Player 1 passes to the middle and gets the pass back.

While this is happening, player 2 passes to player 3

As the player receives the pass from the outside, they play a wall pass with the middle and works that wall pass around to the next side of the square.

Player in the middle has to constantly get their head on a swivvle and see the next pass coming.

Potential Progression

Only at higher levels but the coach can shout change and have the players change the direction of the passes to see if they can make the quick adjustments.

Coaching Points

Player on the middle must receive on the back foot

Details for passing (name, info, show with your hand where you want the pass, weight and direction of pass)

When the player is going to receive the pass from another on the outside, they should be checking away, checking to, chek shoulder, fix shape and receive on the half turn

Player 3 now passes to the middle and player 1 passes to player 2

They are all constantly moving around the grid and the player in the middle is always with his head on a swivvle being sure to up up to the new ball coming in to the grid.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Through ball game

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Through ball game

Practice organisation

• Area 60x50yds, with 2 additional end zones 10x50yds, as illustrated.

• 16 players, arranged 8v8 in main playing area, 1 ball.

• Practice starts with: Coach feeds into Attacking team who look to

feed a through pass into end zone for receiving player to run on to

& control. If a team scores they retain possession and can then go to attack the other side.

Detail

• Receiving player cannot enter the attacking end zone to collect

ball before the through pass is delivered.

• Looking for early, accurate & quick passes.

• Concentration, awareness, composure & ball retention.

• One, two touch passing

• Controlled & measured through passes ahead of runner delivered

with either foot

• Attacking space behind opponents to receive passes.

• Simple progression for this practice is:

- Add opponent-free safe zones on either side of playing areas, to

create attacking flank channels.

Key coaching points

• Team dispersal (spreading-out) in possession.

• Effective passing decisions & quality of passing execution.

• Patient, precise passing with an emphasis on penetration

as a priority.

• Support & movement around ball holder.

• Running with & off the ball to attack spaces available.

• Delivering final pass & timing final run to receive


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Offensive Functional

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Offensive Functional

Pretty simple really. Set up your players on the offensive half (all but defenders but I guess you could add them as well if you like) and give them a pattern to move the ball that you'd like to see.

I look at where we are gettign the ball in the game and the flow is bad. Often enough at U12 that means in the CM when they don't know what to do.

So get a bunch of balls at half in my case and draw up different patterns. I'd have the CM pass to the other holding cm, open up to the winger who would play a one-two with the striker and get deep in the corner for a cross. I would then change it up and have the winger find the attacking CM who would open up and finding a gapping pass to the opposite winger for the cross etc. There are any number of permutations that you can bring to the table. The goal is to get the kids some reps in the offensive third and see where their spacing is etc.

Coaching points

always be involved even if the ball isn't coming to you in the scenario since in a game it may very well be coming to you

details on your passes etc (all of the receiving on half turn, check should, fix shape, check away, check to, communication etc.)

Talk to them about how to approach the ball on a cross (ie don't be in there waiting for the ball, move in from the top of the 18, vary your runs, criss cross if you can etc.)

Talk to the wingers about variety in their crosses (sometimes low driven, sometimes middle driven, sometimes a lob far post, sometimes a set pass back to the top fo the box etc.)


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