Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Improving Support Angles

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Patrick Kasperitis
Name: Patrick Kasperitis
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Peeling Off ACtivity

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Peeling Off ACtivity

This session will look to address for the first time the issue of movement and how it is important to be intentional about providing support at angles.

This technical exercise will provide an introduction to movement at angles. The exercise will start with a player who stands next to the pole in the middle of the two cones on the outside.

Work in groups of 4

Pattern 1

- Player will begin with a movement away from the pole to look at the technique of "peeling off" to create an angle

- The ball will come into that player who will receivie it so that they can play a pass to the next player.

- Each player will follow their pass so the original passer will now go into the middle and receive the next pass.

Pattern 2

- player will still peel off to whatever side, pass still comes into their feet. Instead of relaying the next pass, the player will play it back to the original passer who had moved to crete a different angle

- Then the pass will go to the player at the opposite end to complete an up back and through.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 activity

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3v1 activity

This exercise is a version of Rondo that is 3v1. It is very intense as it requirs alot of movement and we want the defender to provide maximum pressure. I recomend that games are played in 1 minute rounds with a 30 second rest period. This cn be repeated as often as needed.

The exercise is a possession exercise where the three red players look to keep the ball away from the one blue player.

The issue of support here is that they are always going to be at an angle and players must move from one "side" of the square to an open one to always give the person on the ball 2 options to pass to.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Corner Zone Game

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Corner Zone Game

When impvroving support angles we can use a number of games that we have used before. Just simply focus on the movement as opposed to the technical aspects of passing or receiving. This exercise will hope to accentuate the support and to bring out the correct options by giving the attacking team more options.

This game is played 5v5 + 2 Neutral Players

In this game a goal is scored by dribbling or passing into any of the 4 corner zones that act as goals.

Because the game does not have direction to it, it is perfect to help provide the initial understanding of how to provide support.


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