Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 5 Player Activities - Diamond Shape

Profile Summary

Travis Yoakum
Name: Travis Yoakum
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Coaching points:

1) Combination play

2) Mobility - on the ball, off the ball and away from the ball

3) Look to engage defendersw by dribbling at them

4) Weight and accuracy of pass

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1

Set Up and Rules:

1) Teams of 2 with a "joker"

2) 25x15 yards or up to 30x20 yards

3) Use cones to shape field like a diamond

4) PLay a normal game of 2v2+1

5) "joker" cannot score initially

6) 90 seconds or 2 minute games

7) If the ball goes out of play, the coach will restart play


1) Passing: Surface selection (inside/outside)

2) Receiving: Vision to go forward to score

3) Finishing: Surface selection

4) Individual defending: deny the shot


1) Attacking: Penetrate to score

2) Attacking: Create 2v1

3) Defending: Pressure and cover

4) Defending: Make a 3v2 into a 2v2


1) Limit touches on two players but not for "joker"

2) Limit touches on "joker" only

3) Change the size of the diamond

Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button