Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Build Through Midfield

Profile Summary

Marc Winkworth
Name: Marc Winkworth
City: Richmond Hill
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Movement in a Crowd

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, Receiving
Technical Tactical
Midfield Play

Movement in a Crowd (10 mins)

Description

Warm-up

Movement in a Crowd

Set-up

In a 25 x 25 yrd box, two teams of 6 with 2 balls per team

Action

NO defending. Players move constantly to pass and receive balls from teammates.

Add difficulty by requiring passes through a cone gate

Length 10 Minutes

Coaching Points

Movement without the ball to open space

Communication

Receiving and turning

Quick decisions

Supportive stance to receive the ball

Angle of support

First Touch with turn or a direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 + 2

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, Receiving
Technical Tactical
Midfield Play

2v2 + 2 (10 mins)

Activity 2

2v2 + 2

Set up

20 by 15 yard box

Action

Two teams of 2 attempt to complete passes to each other and to targets outside the box. Target players move along end lines and pass balls back to team in possession.

COaching Points


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5  Zones + Goalies

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, Receiving
Technical Tactical
Midfield Play

5v5 Zones + Goalies (10 mins)

Activity 3

5v5 Zones plus Goalies

Length: 25 minutes

Set up

45 by 30 field with goals.

Divide field into thirds

1-3-1 formation

Action

Fullback and Striker stay in their third. 1 midfielder is allowed in defensive third when the ball crosses the line. 2 midfielders are allowed in attacking third after a successful pass to striker.

Coaching Points

Movement without the ball to open space

Communication

Receiving and turning

Quick decisions

Supportive stance to receive the ball

Angle of support

First Touch with turn or a direction

Check the ball back

Play Wide


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, Receiving
Technical Tactical
Midfield Play

Scrimmage (10 mins)

Activity 4

Scrimmage

Length: 30 minutes

Set up

45 by 30 field (or larger) with goals

5v5 + Goalies

Action

Free Play. Players can freely move on the field. Incorporate lessons learned in Small Sided Games

Coaching Points

Width by wide players when GK or center back gets the ball

Depth by:

- Forward - push on to last player

- Center Back - give support behind in appropriate space

Runs by Forward

- check back when ball in middle

- run down the line when ball on outside


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