Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): HS JV - 3/26 - Switching Play

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Steven Steadham, Adult Member

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Steven Steadham
Name: Steven Steadham
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

  • Recognizing moments to switch play
  • Supporting player to provide depth
  • Width in possession
When/Why to switch?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro - 4v2s

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Intro - 4v2s (10 mins)

Organization: - (10x10) area

Instructions: - 4v2s

- defenders wins the ball then switches out with player that lost possession 

Coaching Points: - fast speed of play

- movement off the ball

Progressions: - play one touch splits

Regressions: - (15x15) area 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 4v4+2

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Main - 4v4+2 (15 mins)

Organization:- two 20x15 areas

- 2 teams of 4 or similar

- 1 target player in both areas 

Instructions: - play 4v4+2 or similar

- teams get points by playing ball through the cone gates into target players 

- all players move to play in new area once ball is played over

- only can play over once all possessing teams players are in new area 

Coaching Points: - switch, don't force

- width and depth in possession

- body position to play forward

Progressions: - bonus points if possession team all join new area before defending team 

Regressions: - dribble over penetration through cone gates 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition - 6v4 Counter Goals

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Condition - 6v4 Counter Goals (20 mins)

Organization: - half field or similar size

- two teams - 6v4 or similar

Attacking #1,2,3,4,5,6

Defending #7,9,10,11

- two cone gates on middle/defending third border 

Instructions: - defending team play to big goal

- attacking team to 3 counter goals

- all attacking restarts come from Gk

- if attacking team plays through cone gates and scores = 2 points 

- Play 7min games then switch

Coaching Points: - spread out (#2/3)

- play forward fast when possible

- keep possession if you can't go forward - ball security - reset back to #1

- keep it simple

- switch don't force 

Progressions: - Numbers down for attackers 

Attacking - 1,2,3,4,5

Defending - 6,7,8,9,10,11


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match - 5v5s

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Match - 5v5s (25 mins)

Organization: - (60x40) area

- two teams

- two big goals + Gk

Instructions: 5v5, regular game

Coaching Points/Questions: - switching play 

- width and depth in possession 


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