Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U9-U18 Passing: Possession (Small-Sided Game)

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EDUARDO MENDEZ
Name: EDUARDO MENDEZ
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Small-sided game designed to teach players how to maintain possession of the ball through passing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Game

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Small-Sided Game (15 mins)

Set Up

1. 30x30 area.

2. 4 cones to create a diamond shape.

3. Divide the group into 2 equal teams of 5 (or 4).

4. 1 player from each team is standing opposite each other. 3v3 (or 2v2) in the playing area.

5. Red attacks horizontally. Blue attacks vertically.

Instructions

1. Play begins on the field, with a team trying to keep possession.

2. In order to score, players must pass to a teammate in either end zone and then attack in the opposite direction, passing to the player in the opposite end zone.

3. Once the player receives the pass, he/she dribbles into the area and tries to begin the attack toward the other end zone.

4. The teammate who passed the ball in takes his/her place in the end zone.

5. The object is to go back and forth, back and forth, maintaining possession of the ball.

6. If (when) Blue wins the ball, they pass the ball to either end zone to secure possession and begin their attack.

Coaching Points

1. Play "safe side."

2. Play the way you face - go backward to go forward.

3. Body shape to receive.

4. Quality of first touch.

5. Angles of support - left, right split.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression (10 mins)

Progression

1. Introduce a spare man or spare men inside the area for the team in possession.


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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