Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): UEFA B - Possession (Start Time: 2015-02-23 19:30:00)

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Paul Montgomery, Adult Member

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Paul Montgomery
Name: Paul Montgomery
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

UEFA B licence session developing players knowledge and ability within possession activities on and off the ball.


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

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Warm Up - Four Boxes (10 mins)

Set Up:

- 30 x 30 box (x4 15x15 boxes)

- 4 players in each box

- one ball in each box

Play:

1) Players pass and move in the area.

- after pass run out to edge of box and back in

- after pass run backwards to edge of box and back in

- after pass player performs dynamic stretches

2) Players pass and move in the area with the ball. When coach shouts switch players pass the ball in a clockwise direction to the next box.

 3) Players continue to pass and move in the box. When coach shouts switch players pass ball in a clockwise direction to the next box. Player who passes the ball, also chases ball to close down players creating a 3v1 situation in the box.

Coaching Points

- Encourage players to move after pass (don't stay in same spot)

- Get players to get a change of pace when making burst out of box and back in (game-like looking for a ball in the match)

- Ensure players have head up in area to increase awareness and players positioning

- Encourage players to bounce ball off to another player when switching if they have their back to the other square

- Make area as large as possible when in 3v1 to stretch play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 - Possession Box

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Component 1 - Possession Box (10 mins)

Set Up:

- 30 x 30 box

- Two teams of 8 playes

Play:

- Two teams of 8 players, 4 players in the box, 4 players on the outside acting as wall players.

- Players are paired up with opponent to man mark. Players can only tackle the player they are marking, but can intercept passes. (Ensures players are working hard, if one player is always recieving ball, clear to identify who is not working).

- Wall players cannot pass to each other.

- Focus on players moving to create space to recieve pass.

1 point to work ball from one side to the other - Rotate wall players after set time.

Progression:

- Players do not have to man mark and a free to play.

- Once a wall player receives the ball, they come into the box and closest player replaces them. (Not always the player who passes out).

- Limit players touches if able.

Coaching Points:

- Quick, sharp movement to create space to receive the ball

- Move the ball quickly and accurately to prevent loss of possession

- Check shoulder when recieving to open body and play out.

- First touch in direction you want to play.

- Team in possession attempt to stretch play to make as big as possible.

- Unselfish runs to create space for others to recieve the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2 - Possession with Goal

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Component 2 - Possession with Goal (10 mins)

Set Up:

- 30 x 30 box

- 1 GK, Two teams of 7 +1

Play:

- Two teams of 7, 4 players in the box, 3 players on each side as wall players and 1 floater to create over load.

- When teams in possession, this creates 8v4.

- One team attacks goal, whilst the other team retains possession using their wall players.

- Each team gets a total of 5minutes attacking the goal.

Progression:

- Can introduce competition, who can score the most in a limited time.

- Limit players number of touches if able.

Coaching Points:

Defending team:

- Quick transition from when they win the ball to create space and move higher within the box.

- Movement and rotation of players to ensure pass is on to remain in possession.

- Stretch play, creating more space, but consider deep player to provid cover for the ball breaking down.

Attacking team:

- Sharp movement on and off the ball to create space to receive the ball.

- Check shoulder when receive to create pictures in head to allow player to turn or not.

- High tempo passing to work ball into goal scoring opportunity.

- Unselfish runs to create space for others to recieve the ball


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