Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Midfield Functional Training Week 3: The Midfield Three

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Perry Gaffoor, Young Member

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Perry Gaffoor
Name: Perry Gaffoor
City: Plymouth
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 56 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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 (10 mins)

Phase 1: Dynamic Warm-Up

Complete all movements twice: Jog, High Knees, Butt Kicks, Open Gates, Close Gates, Shuffles, Lunge and Twist, High Kicks, Scoops, Sprints.

Phase 2: Footskills Warm-Up

In pairs, passing and receiving around a cone. Make sure to use all surfaces of both feet when controlling the ball around the cone. 2 touch if possible, 3 touch max.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4-Square

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4-Square
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4-Square (20 mins)

Organization

48x48 Grid split into 4 equal 12x2 quarters.

3 Players in each Corner box

Description

Play a pass and then run and touch the furthest cone from you (within your box).

Progressions

1 touch

After 4 passes switch ball to the next grid clockwise

On coach's command, 1 person from each box runs clockwise into the nxt box to try to win the ball in a 2v1 situation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pass and Switch

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Pass and Switch (20 mins)

Organization

40x30 Grid split into 3 boxes. The middle box is 10 yards wide, the outside two are 15 yards wide.

3 Teams of 4 in different colors.

Description

The aim is to make 4 (small) passes within your box and then 1 (big) pass to switch the ball to the opposite box. Defenders in the middle can stop the ball getting there. As soon as play begins from the coach passing the ball in to the red team, a defender from the middle joins the box to try to win the ball in a 4v1 situation. If he wins the ball, a new ball is quickly played into the Blue team and red must shift into their defensive grid with white taking the now-vacated outside box.

Progressions

7 passes before switch

After 3 passes a second defender joins to make it a 4v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 +1 with 3 Goals

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7v7 +1 with 3 Goals (20 mins)

Organization

50x40 Grid, split in half.

4 Defenders and 3 Opposite Attackers in each half with 1 Neutral

Description

Attackers must receive the pass from defenders. The player that passed and the neutral are allowed to join the attack in a 5v4.


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