Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing Through the Thirds

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Mark Simpson
Name: Mark Simpson
City: Albrighton
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

I want to encourage the players to move the ball through the thirds. They need to recognise when to play and when to secure the ball and build possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Technical Practice (unopposed)

 

3 x teams of equal number (any spares can be used as floating players)

 

Work the ball over the endzone:

- receive in final third and drive over the line

- pass to a team mate who has made the run beyond the line

 

Progressions:

 

1. once the ball is received in the endzone you must play a wall pass with a team mate to restart (encourage movement to receive).

 

2. limit number of players in central third to get players moving to receive / create space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill (10 mins)

Skill Practice

 

Same format as the technical practice except now introduce defenders.

 

2 x defenders in each of the thirds. If they win possession they can finish into one of the goals (or score a point for achieving X amount of passes). Rotate the defending team after three minutes.

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

SSG

Put players into formation or let the players play free

 

Continue to work the ball into endzone and use a one touch finish to score (defenders not allowed into endzone.

 

Encourage creative play and movement to get in behind.

 


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