Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): HYC - Effective Possession (Start Time: 2017-09-28 18:30:00)

Profile Summary

Graham Denman
Name: Graham Denman
City: Donvale
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Main Moment: Ball Possession (BP)

 

Key Principle: Controlled Possession in the Middle 3rd

 

Session Objective:

In this session I aim to improve the ability of my team to combine in the midfield. Especially #3 & #4 with the #10 and get our #6 & #8 to receive facing forward. Then we can look to play the #9 to create scoring chances.

 

Team Task: To play forward through our midfield in a structured manner.

 

By Focusing on: Player Tasks (General / Position-specific)

- #6 & #8 to move between the lines and away from opponents in order to receive the ball

- #6, #8 & #10 to rotate positions in order to lose their markers.

- #6, #8 & #10 must get side on (open body) when receiving the ball in order to play forward if the opportunity presents itself.

- #9 & #10 are not to be in the same line.

 

Key Players Actions required to achieve tasks and objective:

Positioning/Movement without the ball

- Look to find space between the opponents and lines and create clear passing lanes.

- Watch the movement of the ball as the player takes their 1st touch and adjust movement into space accordingly.

- Look to draw opponents away from the ball carrier

 

Core Skills

- 1st Touch

- Striking the Ball

- Running with the Ball

 

Communication

- Coach your teammates

- Indicate when to take space / call for pass

 


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

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Positioning Game (20 mins)

Organisation:

Size of Area: 30 x 30m

 

Instructions:

- Place cones to identify two square playing areas.

- Two groups of 7 operating at the same time (3 v 3 + 1). Red v Blue plus Yellow independent bouncer.

 

Explanation

- Coach plays ball into Red.

- Red has to maintain and control possession by passing between two other teammates and the neutral bouncer.

- Four consecutive passes = goal.

- If no pass option is available the player needs to shield the ball and wait for passing support before releasing the ball.

- Supporting players need to constantly adjust positions to keep the passing lanes open.

- Blue to press Red and try and win possession.

- Play for 3 mins and take a 1 min break. Three repetitions, high intensity. (Coach to feed in spare balls to maintain intensity).

 

Key Objective: MAINTAIN POSSESSION

 

Progression

- Increase to Five Passes = Goal

- Remove neutral player

 

Points to Observe

Ensure players are getting their body position correct when receiving the ball to play and move quickly

 

Perception (Seeing/Hearing)

- Listen for teammates call.

- Watch teammates 1st Touch and adjust position accordingly.

 

Decision (Recognition / Anticipation / Options / Choice)

- Adjust body position

- Shape body to be open for the pass and the direction of next pass.

 

Execution (Timing / Speed / Quality / Clarity)

- Ball speed

- Accuracy of passes

- Increased intensity

 


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

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Game Training (25 mins)

Organisation

Size of area: Grid Size (3 x 60mx20m)

Explanation

- Balls are fed into Red #3 or #4.

- Ball is to be played into the #9 through the middle 3rd to create & take goal scoring chances.

- Red is to score in the main goal.

- Blue is to score in either of the two mini goals.

- Players must remain in their 3rd of the pitch.

- Play restarts with the coach when a goal is scored or play breaks down.

Progression

Once the ball is played into the #9 in a controlled manner a midfielder can go forward to support.

 

Team Task:

Can we play through the midfield triangle to get a player in controlled possession in the attacking 3rd?

 

Player Tasks / Actions: 

- Can the #3 & #4 split to create space and create a 2v1 against the opposing #9.

- Can the #3 & #4 look to play the #6 or #8 or the #10 if they are open.

- Once the ball is played into the #6 or #8 can the #3 & #4 drop in behind to provide back pass support.

- Can the #3 & #4 look to switch the play quickly from one side to the other.- #6, #8 & #10 to provide supporting triangles to play.

- Can the #6 & #8 receive the ball facing forward an look to play in the #10 or #9.

- Can the #9 move without the ball to find space in the attacking 3rd.

- Can we keep the ball safe when we have it?

- Can our #10 receive the ball facing forward to the #9. If not can they bounce it back to forward facing #6 or #8 who can play in the #9?

- Can the midfield rotate positions to lose their markers?

 

Cues (To assist Perception, Decision, Execution)

- When the ball is played to a #3 or #4 are the #6, #8 or #10 in a position to play forward should the ball come to them

- When the #6, #8 or #10 receive the ball do the #3 & #4 still offer support should there be no forward pass available?

 


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