Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Creating Overloads Examples

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession
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Possession (20 mins)

Key Principle - Creating Overloads

Main Themes - Find the Spare Man - Create and Exploit any 2v1 Situations

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Organisation:

-20x30 area

-11 players

-4v4+3

-Two teams of 4

-3 Common Players

-Or numbers to suit - use two areas if possible - smaller numbers better than bigger

-Supply of Balls

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Aim:

-Transfer the ball from one outside common player to the other to score a goal

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Rules:

-Outside common players cannot play straight to each other

-Middle common player plays for the team in possession

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Coaching Points:

-Firm accurate passes

-Play forwards if possible

-Movement off the ball to help player in possession

-Find the spare man

-Create and exploit any 2v1 situations

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If 2v1 / Overload is created:

-Look for One-Two's

-Try to Draw defender towards the person in possession of the ball then play to free player

-Use Overlapping Runs to drag defender away or play to if defender stays

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Creating Overloads is Defined as:

Understanding when and how to create and exploit a numerical advantage against the opposition

Coaching Points:

•Find the Spare Man

•Exploit 3v2’s / 2v1’s



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG
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SSG (20 mins)

Organisation:

-45x25 area

-Two teams of 7

-Pitch split into thirds

-Supply of Balls

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Aim:

-Score in the oppositions goal

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Rules:

-Ball must travel through the thirds - cannot miss a third out

-Player who passes into the next box can follow pass to create overload of players

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Progressions:

-Player can dribble into the next third with the ball

-Midfielder can advance into attacking third using an off the ball run (not in possession or passing ball forward) as well as a player dribbling in or passing in to create a 3v2

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Coaching Points:

-When/Where to play forward

-Decision - dribble into next third if space in front or pass into different area of next third if space in front is blocked

-Find the spare man

-Create and exploit 2v1 situations

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Creating Overloads is Defined as:

Understanding when and how to create and exploit a numerical advantage against the opposition

Coaching Points:

•Find the Spare Man

•Exploit 3v2’s / 2v1’s



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