Football/Soccer Session (U13): combination play

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1
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Phase 1

Organization: 20x30 grid. 4-6 players per team. Both teams work at the same time. Players line up diagonally as shown with the ball starting at the bottom.

Instructions: 1.) White A plays into central B who uses a turning technique (open up, inside across, outside across) and then plays into C who dribbles back to the start point of the opposite line. Each player follows their pass. 2.) A plays into B who sets back. A moves to pass to C while B spins out and receives a set pass from C. B plays back to C who dribbles to the start. Each player follows his pass.

Coaching Points: Movment to receive (check away, receive on the half turn, check shoulder, get in line with the ball); Weight/accuracy of passing; Awareness of interference; Communication; Timing of runs; Choosing correct receiveing surface; First touch out at angle away from pressure

Progressions: 1. )B checks out to create a passing lane for A to play long into C. B spins out and receives a set back pass from C. B plays back into C's path and C dribbles to start. 2.) A plays into B. B sets and spins out while A plays a double pass into B. B receives and then plays a double pass with C.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 2

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Phase 2

Organization: As before but without central cone. Two balls working at once.

Instructions:1.) A plays diagonal to B. B opens up and plays into C who plays 1 time to D. D turns and plays into E (the second person in the blue line). Each player follows his pass with D now switching to Blue line. 2.) A plays into B who sets for A. A plays long to C. C sets for B. B plays 1-2 with C. C plays D. D turns and plays white line.

Coaching Points: Same as before. Quality of pass so partner can play one touch (weight/accuracy); reaction after pass. Every pass has a Name, Information, Reaction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 3

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Phase 3

Organization: As before but with a GK in goal now.

Instructions:1.) A plays into B. B sets for A who plays into C. C sets for D to take a shot. Rotate in sequence. D goes to other line start point. 2.) A plays into D who sets for A. A plays to B who plays first time into C. C sets for B to take a shot.

Coaching Points: Weight/Accuracy of passing; Finishing technique; Movement to receive; First touch

Progressions: A plays lofted ball into C. C lays off to D. D plays B in behind for a shot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization: 2v2 in the middle with only one end bumper who is able to move along entire endline.

Instructions: 2v2 in the middle now with 2 side bumpers able to combine with 2 touch. The one endline bumper can move freely along the line depending on what the game presents. 2 minute games.

Coaching Points: As before; Ability of endline bumper to move in quality positions and for the central players to see his movment in behind the back line

Progressions: When endline player receives he may enter the field to play 3v2 but he cannot score; Play 3v3 with two endline bumpers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned G

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Conditioned G

Organization: 40x50 field divided into three zones (15x40, 15x40, 20x40). 2v1 in defensive zones, 2v2+1 in middle zone. Play 10 minutes.

Instructions: Play 5v5+1. Ball must be out of your zone in order to move forwards. When defending you must remain in your zone. Neutral stays in middle. Potential for a 4v2 in final third. Look to combine to create numbers up and scoring chances. Speed of play and quality passing are key. When ball goes out of play, everyone resets to zones. No corners, ball starts with GK.

Coaching Points: Speed of play; weight/accuracy of passing; Communication; movment to receive or create space for others; Use combinations to score (Double pass,1-2, overlap, long short through); Spacing to make the field big (width and depth)

Progressions: Open play, remove zones.


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