Football/Soccer Session (U11): Rondo- Counting

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Max DuBane, Adult Member

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Max  DuBane
Name: Max DuBane
City: Jersey City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo- Counting

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo- Counting
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Rondo- Counting


1. Two teams of six players.

2. Extra balls around the outside.

3. Two 10x10 yard boxes.

4. Two minute rounds.


1. Each team sends two players to the opposite box to defend.

2. Starting at 3, players try to link 3 passes in a row. Once complete the start at 0 and try to link 4 passes in a row, etc. (1-2-3-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-5)

3. If a defender gets a touch they start at 0 trying to link the highest number of passes they were on. (e.g. If a team completed 3, 4, 5 passes in a row and are trying to link 6 but a defender gets a touch, they start at 0 but are still trying to get 6.)

4. After each two minute round ends check what number each team is on, switch defenders and contiune to round two. Each team starts round two at whichever number round one fishished on.

5. Winner is the team that passed to the highest number.

Coaching Points:

1. Angles of support. Should be two players supporting wide while the third supporting player is looking for the split.

2. Play with head up to see options and where the pressure is coming from.

3. Can you draw the pressure in and then get out and swith the play.

4. Quality of the pass- weight and direction (which foot do you pass to to set up the next pass, how strong is the pass to set up the next pass)

5. When to play one touch when to play two touch- one touch when pressure is tight. Two touch when pressure is far and you want to draw them in with first touch and then play out with second touch.


1. Limit touches- one or two touch. (typically with space and two defenders players only have time for one or two touch so restriction is ussually not nescesary.

2. Make area smaller. 8x8yrds.

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