Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Possession/Ball retrieval

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Stefan Persson
Name: Stefan Persson
City: Celbridge
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession/Ball retrieval

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession/Ball retrieval
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Possession/Ball retrieval


Small square = over mid circle

Big square = box to box 5-aside pitch

Piggy in the middle with a twist and high intensity game

Groups of 2 players as shown


Small Box

- Players play short-short combination play within the area (4v1 or 3v1)

- When defender gets the ball he passes out from small box to waiting team mates to keep possession

- Posession team is now the defenders

Big Box

-Players play short-long-short combination play within full area (7vs4)

- When defender gets the ball, drill resets and ball start off in small box again, time to get breath back

Coaching Points:

- Eye contact to begin passing sequence.

- Movement from other players to keep ball in play and to create angles

- Passer(s) play pass to correct (back) foot. Pass ahead, not behind player.

-Understanding when to pass short or long.

-Understanding movements needed to be in position to either receive the ball or pull defender with you.

- Taking first touch into space.


- 2 touch

- 1 or 3 touch never 2

- 1 touch

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