Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession in the Middle 1/3 with a Switch of Play

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Manuel Seisdedos
Name: Manuel Seisdedos
City: Hampton
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 + 2 targets

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 + 2 targets
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3v3 + 2 targets (15 mins)

Setup:

20x15 grid (2 grids going)

3v3 in the middle + 2 wide targets

 

Activity:

Team in possession tries to get ball from target to target.

5 passes = 1 goal

If defense wins ball, switch roles (transition)

 

Coaching Points:

Receive with farthest foot.

Face the way you want to play.

Create angles (sharpen).

In-possession: get as big as possible

Out-of-possession: make play predictable (force backwards or sideways)

Point out positions (6,8,10 in middle, outside backs or outside forwards outside)

 

Progression:

Make the game positional and directional -- 4-man backline swinging ball side to side trying to play into Defensive Midfielder


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v3 switch play

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5v3 switch play (20 mins)

Setup:

3 teams of 5 (extra players can be wide neutral)

Two 20x15 grids separated by channel (as shown)

1 ball

 

Activity:

1 team on defense sends 2 (progress to 3) defenders into a grid where attacking team plays 5v3. Other 2 defenders stay in channel and try to intercept passes.

If attacking team loses ball, they become defenders (transition).

If attacking team completes 5 passes, they can switch the play to other attacking team.

 

Coaching Points:

+ Receive with farthest foot. Maximize space. Give advice. Sharpen angles.

+ Identify positions (3 CM + OF + CF) - point out 3 CMs role to maintain the triangle.

+ Opposite field players should be working to maximize space and finding passing lanes.

+ Defenders should be cutting off passing lanes.

+ When defense wins ball they need to quickly play into other side to relieve pressure and get shape

 

Progressions:

+ Remove pass requirement to allow switching anytime


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