Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Combinations

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Barry McGrellis
Name: Barry McGrellis
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 Attacking Decisions

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2v1 Attacking Decisions (25 mins)

Use a 30x25 grid and put gates at each end. Split the kids into two teams and have each team on opposite ends of the field. The game is initiated by one team passing the ball into the second team. The team receiving the ball will send two players and the defending team will only send one player. At this point the three kids on the field will play 2v1. They can pass or dribble through the gate to score. Be sure to switch sides so that both teams get a chance to attack and defend.

•What determines whether you pass or dribble?

•What space can you run into to eliminate the defender if you get the ball?

•What types of runs or combinations will help you beat defenders?

Coaching Points:

•Decision to pass or dribble (what’s the defender offering)

•Off the ball movement – how can I eliminate the defender with my movement

oOverlap

oDiagonal run

ocombination play

•Finding a space with a clear path to the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Outta Here

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3v3 Outta Here (20 mins)

Play 2v2 or 3v3 (four gates), but when the ball goes out, a goal is scored, or time goes to long – three new players for each team enter the field. Have the players initiate the game with a pass across to the other team.

•Are you in a good position to support the player with the ball?

•Was your pass in front of the runner or did he have to slow down?

•What can you do to eliminate the defender?

•If you don’t get the pass right away can you find a new run to make?

•What run or combination will work in this situation?

Coaching Points:

•Decision to pass or dribble (what’s the defender offering)

•Off the ball movement – how can I eliminate the defender with my movement

oOverlap

oDiagonal run

ocombination play

•Finding a space with a clear path to the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2s+1

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2v2s+1 (20 mins)

2v2+1

-Players play in their own half of the area

- Try to combine to score

-One player from the attacking team joins to combine with partners

-2 points awarded for scoring off a combination play (One-Two, overlap etc.)

Coaching Points:

-Recognition of available combination

-Timing, angle and distance of support

-Quality of passing

-One or two touch play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

Scrimmage

Regular play, no conditions. Coach individuals at appropriate moments without stopping play.


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