Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): playing in tight areas

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Michael Nardiello, Adult Member

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Michael Nardiello
Name: Michael Nardiello
City: Overland Park
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

4 teams of 7 players in an area 60 x 40

Instructions:

No balls. each player moves about area using different turns and change of pace to look for space. look at stretches, eg open/close the gate, skipping, high knees, headers etc.

DEV

introduce 2 balls to each team to pass about bewteen them. each player must do something with/on the ball before passing.

DEV

each team must pass ball about between themselves. at all times at least 3 players must be on each side of the pitch which is split in half. as soon as a player has passed the ball he must go looking for the second ball in his team.

Coaching Points:

dealing with distraction of lots of players and balls. taking care to complete passes

looking for space, body position receiving and passing the ball, protecting the ball until correct time to pass. decision making. communiction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2
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Screen 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

2 directional play

2 v 2 in the middle of pitch with end zone split into two as diagram.

Instructions:

team in possession look to keep ball in tight areas using own team player in either end zone.

player in the end zone of the team in possession of ball has the choice to go into each side of the end zone and other player must vacate that area and move to other side of end zone.

eg, as diagram; reds in possession.

rotate players

DEV

team out of possession of ball players in end zone look to shield / block play to end zone by being in front of end zone whilst player in end zone of team in possession of ball must move along the whole of the end zone to create a passing option for his team mates in the playing area.

Coaching Points:

decision making. when to pass/when to protect ball/pass to feet/space/switch play/play long/short passes

movement of players off ball

movement/support play of player after pass

communication

quick passes 1 or 2 touches.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

4 v 4 in 20 x 20 area plug gk

Instructions:

playing area is a tight/small area to encourage same movement/plays as in screen 2

Coaching Points:

as in screen 2

bravery of players making good decisions to pass/keep ball and be positive with every touch/thought


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