Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Group Possession - Inside Passing (Start Time: 2016-04-16 12:00:00)

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Joseph Muscari, Adult Member

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Joseph  Muscari
Name: Joseph Muscari
City: Mt. Kisco
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Warm-up (15 mins)

Organization:

Inside 18yd box

3 pinnies

2 balls (extras on outside of grid)

Instructions:

3 Players start off as defenders holding a pinnie each in there hand.

Defenders must look to simply touch a ball or force a ball out of play via a bad pass/touch from an attacker, if they do this the attacker who lost possession takes the pinnie and becomes a defender and the previous defender becomes an attacker.

Attackers must help each other to keep possession of both soccer balls.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Awareness of space/pressure etc.

Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

Quality/weight of passes.

Angles/distances of support

Speed of play

Can you combine or switch play to releive pressure

Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

Simply add/remove balls/defenders until have the correct balance between challenge/success


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1

Organization: Grid 20x30 w/four safety zones (blue squares)

Instructions: 4v4 - offensive players without the ball may enter a safety zone to receive a pass. No defenders in the safety zone. Zones designed for depth/length/width focus.

Coaching Points: Head up to see space/defenders/teammates

Quality of 1st touch (away from defensive pressure)

Accuracy of pass (to front foot/back foot by design)

Progressions: P - Restrict amount of time/touches permitted in safety zone

P - May not pass from one safety zone to another

R - Reduce number of defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

Three groups of four players, each set up in their own zone.

Players from zone 1 pair up with someone from zone 2

30 x 30 grid; middle zone is 30x5

Instructions:

1. Players A are partners. They try to successfully pass the ball through the grid without it getting intercepted.

2. Players in the middle can intercept any ball.

If the ball is intercepted, the player that passed the ball switches with the player that intercepted the ball.

3. Players can move throughout their zone of the grid to try and find a clear passing lane through to their partner.

Coaching Points:

- Head up observe target

- Use inside surface of kicking foot, heel down, toe up

- Follow through the pass to target with passing foot

- Weight and accuracy of Pass

Progressions:

P - Limit touches

P - Increase size of defensive zone

R - Fewer defenders in area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 3

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Main Theme 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

4v4

Defense is middle zone; 1 defender can enter offensive zone

Instructions:

Offense receives points for 5 passes through defensive zone

Defense in the middle can intercept -- switch out to offense

Coaching Points:

Proper weight of pass

Deception/disguise

Movement off the ball

Progressions:

P: Limit number of touches in offensive zone

R: Reduce number of defenders


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

Three teams of four players (1 is set of neutrals 2 inside, 2 outside) . Line of 3 (1-2-1)

1 ball

Instructions:

Points for goals.

Coaching Points:

- Look to pass through lines

- Decision making -- when to penetrate vs. play square/support

- Quality of short passing, first touch, communication and movement to posses the ball

- Timing of long pass - Don't force it.

Progressions/Regressions:

-Increase/decrease size of areas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Street Soccer

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Street Soccer (10 mins)

Organization:

20x30 field

6v6 + goalies

Instructions:

Free Play

If ball goes out, kick or dribble in

Coaching Points:

3 lines of attack, 1 defender, 2 midfielders, 1 forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set up

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Set up

Organization:

2 sets of pinnies; 3 sets of teams

Warm up: In 18yd box

Main Theme 1: 2 30x30 yd areas as above

Main Theme 2: Remove orange cones

Conditioned Game: 2 30x30 yd areas

Free play: On goals (preferably 2 full-size goals on shortened field; 2 pugs if not possible)


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