Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Possession with Pressure

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Ivan Yanez
Name: Ivan Yanez
City: Pomona
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult 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 (15 mins)

Organiztion:

-Grid 15 x 15

-Three teams

-One ball per team

Activity:

-Passing the ball to teammates and moving around the area.

-Exercises/Dynamic stretches when not in possession.

Progression:

Ask players to see if they can receive the ball between people and, most importantly, on the run.Encourage this by asking them to take their 1st touch towards a marker on the outside.

Coaching Points:

-Communication

-Control

-Decision-making

-Concentration


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Exercise

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Technical Exercise (25 mins)

Organization:

-Grid 15 x 20

Activity:

1.Players dribble up the middle channel, in a zig-zag pattern.

-They must touch each side of the middle channel at least twice with the ball at feet, before turning at the end and dribbling/juggling back down one of the outside channels.

-Lots of touches, turns and changes of pace.

2. Split group into 3 teams: on Team 1 (3 players) and Team 2 (3 players) each player gets a ball. Team 3 (2 players) shares 1 ball between them.

-Team 1 and Team 2 start at opposite ends of the middle channel and dribble their balls towards each other to the other end of the middle channel. Upon reaching the end, each player should perform a sharp turn (i.e. Cruyff or 'drag-back') and then head back in the opposite direction back down the middle channel.

-On Team 3 the 2 players pass their ball to each other across the width of the channel. They should also see if they can encroach safely into the channel to receive the ball and turn back to the outside of channel.

-Successful completion of these tasks by any team awards them 2 points per team.

Coaching Points:

- Play with head up – decision making

- Big touch when in space/small touches when it’s tight

- Use both feet

- Change of pace

- Pass when there is space

Skill Development:

-Dribbling skills

-communication

-close control

-variety of movement

-passing accuracy


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure On Possession

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Pressure On Possession (20 mins)

Organization:

-grid 15 x 15

- Two Teams

Activity:

-Team 1 has possession of only 1 ball

-The players in Team 2 have a ball each

-Team 1 players pass the ball to each other and retain possession

-Team 2 players dribble their balls inside the area with lots of touches and turns, trying to interfere with --Team 1

The aim is to prepare for the rest of the session. Get warm and get familiar with the ball.

Coaching Points:

-Play with head up

-Movement off the ball/angle to receive

-Move ball quickly

Skill development:

-Spatial awareness

-passing

-possession

-decision-making

-ball skill

-control of ball

-communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Possesion Game

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Fully Possesion Game (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 30x30 field set up as shown

2. Separate players into 3 teams, each with a different color pinnie

3. Two teams on the inside of the field and one team on the outside as supporting players

4. 1 ball with additional if needed

Instructions:

1. Teams on the inside of the field maintain possession by passing and moving.

2. Teams are trying to earn points, points can be earned two ways.

3. #1) Can be earned by passing the ball to a supporting player on the outside of the field and receiving it back without the defending team touching the ball. The same player must receive the ball back, if another teammate does then the team maintains possession but a point is not earned.

4. #2) Team makes five passes without the defending team touching the ball

5. Each team has unlimited touches, the supporting players have to get rid of the ball before the count of ten.

6. Teams will play for 3 minutes then rotate out. Each team will play against each other on the inside, with each team playing the supporting role on the outside as well.

Coaching Points:

1. Counter quickly on transition before opposition can organize

2. If counter is not optional maintain possession

3. Maintain width and depth when attacking

4. 2nd attacker to offer support

5. 3rd & 4th attacker to play away from the ball or make attacking run in behind

Progressions:

1. Add touch restriction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

5 v 5

Instructions:

Players split up into 4 teams and play a round robin tournament where all teams play.

Coaching Points:

-Create as much space for player in possession

-Try to create a triangle at all to give good angle of support.

-Look to gaps to attack

-First thought is to go forward then if nothing is on, play back to start again.


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