Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Game with Free Zones (Start Time: 2015-01-06 18:55:00)

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Lee Hodge, Adult Member

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Lee  Hodge
Name: Lee Hodge
City: Plymouth
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game with Free Zones

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Game with Free Zones

Practice Organisation -

- Area - 60m x 30m. Two 5m free zones are marked out

15-20m in front of each goal.

- Players 10-20 (Age group - Any)

- Play 2 v 2 in each end zone with 4 v 4 in middle area. (If

additional players add floater(s) to mddle zone for



- Practice starts with coach playing ball into middle area.

Team in possession try to play pass into end zone

creating attempt on goal.

- Player in possession can pass or run through free zone

(unopposed) creating overload OR player in end zone

can drop into free zone (unopposed) to receive pass


- Allow defender from middle zone to chase player in

possession down when entering free zone.

- Allow defender in possession to run into middle zone

- Remove conditions - Free Play

Coaching Points

Look for all aspects of Technical & Skills practices

Communication - Types - Verbal/Non-verbal/Ball?

Decision making

Spatial Awareness

Speed of play


Can you play at game tempo (Physical)

Can you react to mistakes positively (Mental)

Try to encourage your team mates (Social)

Try to take 1st touch into space and away from pressure (Technical)

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button