Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Overlapping

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 28 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Another pen & paper session converted.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up
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Warm-Up (20 mins)

Organisation

Groups of 3 or 4 players in as many 25x25 grids as you need.

A good supply of balls.

How to Play

Each group has a ball & pass and move around the grid trying to play combinations.

Possible Coaching Points

3 man combinations (Blues), overlaps (Reds), short-short-long (Greens), takeovers, wall passes.

Break every few minutes for stretches.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Line Ball

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Line Ball (40 mins)

Organisation

Pitch as shown.

Directional possession game to the lines.

Try to create opportunities for overlaps.

How to Play

A small sided game without offsides.

Score by taking the ball to the end line under control.

1 point for a dribble to the line, 3 points if you get to the line as a result of a one-two, 3rd man run or an overlap.

Possible Coaching Points

Get numbers near the ball.

Good communication.

Recognise cues & triggers.

Exploit the width and depth of the pitch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Position Specific

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Position Specific (40 mins)

Organisation

Pitch marked as shown.

Keepers rotate in.

How to Play

Normal game conditions.

Only the outside defenders from each team can play in the channels.

Possible Coaching Points

When the wide midfield players receive the ball, the outside defenders can enter the channels.

The wide midfield players should try to play into the centre of the pitch to draw the opposition in and create space on the outside.

Timing of runs.

Visual cues & triggers.

Try to commit the defending full backs to the middle of the pitch.

Progression

Remove the channels and play full width.


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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