Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Berriew FC - Session 8 - Possession (1)

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Paul Inns, Adult Member

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Paul Inns
Name: Paul Inns
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Movement and Possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill - Movement (2)

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Drill - Movement (2) (15 mins)

Organisation

Create a square 20x20 yards.

Split players into 2 teams teams of 6 players each.

Placde 6 players on the edge of the square and 6 players inside the square, split into 2 teams of 3 players - red and white - red to act as attcaker, white as defenders.

Place players on each of the sides of the square, each with a ball;

(if too many players - increase the number participating by placing addional players around the square and also inside the square)

Instructions

Players on the edge of the square are not allowed to enter the square - but can move up and down their line to create a passing option.

Attacking player must receive the ball off one of the players on the edge of the square.

Once the ball has been received, the attacking player must pass the ball back to the same player who passed the ball;

After having passed the ball, the attacking player must receive the ball from another player.

Rotate players after 2 mins.

Progressions

1. All players to use weakest foot only;

2. Remove half the balls from the players on the edge of the square; Attacking player cannot return the ball back to the same player who passed the ball to him - ensures the Attacking player has to look up when in possession - and cannot pass the ball to a player on teh edge of the square who is already in possession of a ball;

Coaching Points:

For attacker

1. Movement - Go to show, show to go;

2. Trigger for passing player? Eye contact or communication.

3. Accuracy of control?

4. Create sufficient space to receive on the front foot and attack defender?

For Players on the edge of the square:

1. Accuracy and weight of pass;

2. Timing of pass - trigger? Eye contact or communication?

3. Communication to player receiving the ball - turn? man on? pass back?

4. Move up and down the line to create a passing option.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill - Movement (3)

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Drill - Movement (3) (15 mins)

Organisation

As before, except create a much larger square (40x40 yards) around the inner square (20x20 yards).

Same number of players as before, in same teams.

Instructions

As before, except, players inside the square must remain within the inner square, and players on the edge of the square must remain on the edge of the outer square.

Passing as before - but now the distance of pass is vastly increased.

Triggers become more important - movement; communication, eye contact;

Players on the edge of the square must pass at the right time - delay will mean the space created by the attacker disappears.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MDG - Barcelona Small Sided Possession

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MDG - Barcelona Small Sided Possession (15 mins)

Organisation

Create a grid 20 x 20 yards;

Split players into two teams - red and white - 4 players in each team - as above.

Players in corners must remain so and cannot enter square.

Instructions

Teams try to work the ball from one diagonal to the other - both teams play separate diagonals;

A goal is scored each time the ball is played into the corner; team in possession continue to try to score in opposite diagonal. Once possession os lost, the team who gained possession will try and work the ball diagonally to their corner players.

After 3 mins, corner players switch with inside players.

Progresssions

1. Introduce a neutral player;

2. Limit all players to two touches only;

3. Limit corner players to one touch only;

4. Team in possession can't pass the ball back to the corner the ball has just come from;

5. Limit the number of passes to get the ball to corner - start at 6...


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MDG - Bumper Small Sided Possession

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MDG - Bumper Small Sided Possession (15 mins)

Organisation

Create a grid 15 x 20 yards and place cones to create goals as above.

Place 2 red players and 2 blue players in the square, together with a white neutral player. Place a white neutral player on each goal end.

Exercise uses 7 players in total, but can use 9 players if each team has a player of their own on the goal end rather than a single neutral player; alternatively, increase the number of players in the square from 2 per team to 3 per team - therefore 11 players can be incorporated if need be.

Instructions

2v2 +1 in the middle with bumpers that can move up and down the end line.

In order to score, teams must use the goal line neutral bumper player first before sacoring through the goal. Goal line bumper players can also be used to play off before attacking the other end.

The neutral player cannot score and only plays for the team in possession.

Switch goal line bumper players every 3 mins.

Progressions

1. Two touch for all players

2. One touch only for all neutral players.

3. Increase number of players in the square to 3 per team.

4. Increae two neutral players covering remaining sides of the square.

Coaching Points:

Players in the Square

1. Movement - Go to show, show to go;

2. Trigger for passing player? Eye contact or communication.

3. Accuracy of control?

4. Create sufficient space to receive on the front foot and attack defender?

For Bumper Players:

1. Accuracy and weight of pass;

2. Timing of pass - trigger? Eye contact or communication?

3. Communication to player receiving the ball - turn? man on? pass back?

4. Move up and down the line to create a passing option.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill - Speed Possession

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Drill - Speed Possession (15 mins)

Organisation

Create a grid 20x15 yards.

Place neutral players on all sides of the square - who can move anywhere along their line - they must be active, not standing still.

2v2 in the middle;

Neutrals can pass to neutrals on the outside;

Middle players can pass to either their team mate or any neutral player.

Instructions

Aim is to keep possession as an individual and collectively.

Speed of play is very important - high tempo - ball must be moving very quickly;

Rotate players every 4 minutes.

Progressions

1. Introduce a neutral player

2. All players 2 touch;

3. Make outside players 1 touch;

4. Make all players 1 touch;


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