Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Switching Play Sample

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization

- 20 x 20 area

- All players begin with a ball

- Pinnies needed

Activity

- The first activity is all the players dribbling around the area with the instruction of any skill they want provided the ball stays on the ball.

Progression

- 3 Players begin as the germs connected by pinnies

- The remainder of the players begin on one of the end lines of the box

- The germs start in the middle of the area

- The remainder of the players attempt to dribble from one end to the other

- If the germs are able to tag the dribblers they then join the germs

Progression

- Germs steal the ball rather than tagging

Progression

- Players work in pairs and can pass to avoid the germs

Coaching Emphasis

- Dribble witrh head up

- Keep the ball tight

- Look for space

- Change speed and direction

- Use the space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global 4v4

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Global 4v4 (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 40 Field

- Two goals at each end

- 4v4

Activity

- 4v4 SSG

- Players have two goals to score in with the emphasis on attacking the goal with the least traffic

Coaching Emphasis

- Awareness of space and players

- Play at speed

- dispersal

- Body Shape

- Positive when possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical

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Analytical (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 30 area

- Two groups

- 8 Players on the outside

- 4 players from each group

- Players alternate in colours around the square

Activity

- Give two balls to each group

- One red ball at the side and one red ball at the top, same with the blue team

- The middle players will work with their colour to transfer the balls from end to end and side to side

- To begin with one player will work ened to end and the other side to side

- The players should look to play as quick as possible and with as few touches as they can

Progression

- Players alternate bewteen playing end to end and side to side

Progression

- Move in to a possession game with the teams with each team getting a point when they switch the ball from either side to side or end to end.

Coaches Emphasis

- Awareness

- Open Body Shape

- First touch into space

- Patience

- receiving angle

- creating passing lanes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global Full size

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Global Full size (15 mins)

Organization

- 5v5 or 7v7 game field

Activity

- Players play a full size game with the objective to score through using the ball well

- Ask the players to look for the open lanes to attack and make the field as big as possible

- Encourage and promote switching the point of attack

Coaching Emphasis

- Awareness of space and players

- Speed of ball movement

- Receiving angles

- Make the field big width and depth

- First look still forwards


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