Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Combining in the middle 3rd to create goalscoring opportunities (Start Time: 2016-03-20 17:40:00)

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Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (10 mins)

Set Up

Create a field 20x45m in size with balls spread around the outside.

How to Play

Play always begins with a switch between the end players. The next pass is into the nearest middle player and both outside players move forward to receive the lay off. The next pass is to the second middle player who lays off again and then the advancing players play through to the next two players and the practice starts again with a square pass with receiving players.

Defenders are optional but if used they are passive.

Rotate every 3 mins.

Progressions

1 - The first forward pass goes to the second middle player who lays back to the first middle player who passes to a forward runner.

2 - The first pass goes to the first player who lays back to one of the runners, as ball is played into second middle player the runners cross each other for lay off from middle player.

3 - Ball is clipped into chest of far middle player who lays off other middle player for pass into path of advancing players.

4 - Add Goals for a finish!


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

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Positional Game (15 mins)

SET UP

Create a pitch 20 x 25m plus a 2m end zone at each end and a halfway line. Have extra balls ready to use.

HOW TO PLAY

Teams try to score by dribbling or running onto a pass in the end zone they're attacking. The defending team have to retreat to their own half when the ball goes dead.

PLAYER TASKS

- Can you get into a position to play forward?

- Can you support the forward pass quickly?

- Can you find split passes between the opposition?

- If you can't receive can you rotate and clear the space?

- Can you make runs beyond or support underneath?

- If you receive wide can you beat your opponent on the outside or drive inside?


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

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Game Training (25 mins)

SET UP

Use half a pitch Place two mini goals on half way along with extra balls with the coach. Create a line 15m inside the half.

HOW TO PLAY

The game always starts from the coach and passes to blue. One of the three CM have to be behind the line at all times. Blue try to score a regular goal and Red score in either mini goal or by dribbling over the halfway line.

PLAYER TASKS

Full Backs #2/5

- Be in a position to receive to feet or beyond marker

- Drive forward if space in-front

- Look for furthest forward pass

- Support WF in front or with over/under-lapping run

- Find space in/around the box when ball being delivered

- Balance in attack to recognise when to join or cover

Centre Midfield #6/#8

- If the opposition are pressing, drop into CB to create a back 3 to release FB's.

- If both FB's go, both have to stay to keep attacking shape (3-1/2-2)

- If the opposition don't press, #6 create diamond with GK and CB's.

- Play accurate forward passes over a wide range into advanced players

- Switch play to find team mate in space.

- If we can't attack down one side, find a position where you can quickly switch the ball to the opposite side.

- Support the attack with superior positioning and constant aggressive running

- Interchanging movement with other midfielders to create space to receive

Attacking Centre Midfielder #10

- Look for early balls through/over the defensive line.

- Support ST and WF in-front or behind opposition defenders.

- Get into goal scoring positions

- Drive forward in space

- Get free to receive and progress the ball in between the lines

Wingers #7/#11

- Look to receive beyond defenders (between FB and CB). If not, receive to feet in space.

- Create space for FB to over-lap/combine around defenders

- Get free to receive and progress the ball in between the lines

- Get into goal-scoring positions

- Make runs beyond the defensive line

- Become second striker when the ball on opposite side

- Dribble effectively to engage defenders in 1v1s

Striker #9

- Get into goal scoring positions

- Get free to receive the ball beyond opponent’s defence

- Get into positions to link up with midfielders and forwards

- Combine with others in front of the defensive line to get someone beyond the defensive line

- Dribble effectively to engage defenders in 1v1s


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

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Training Game (20 mins)

Set Up

Create a field using the width of the 18 yard box to the half way line with a goal at either end. Split field into 9 equal sections (as shown in diagram)

How to Play

Normal football rules apply except kick in's instead of throw in's and no corners. If a corner is won, the ball starts with the GK whose team won the corner.

Defending team must:

i) defending team must defending in two vertical channels closest the ball

ii) defend in the 2 horizontal channels where the ball is and behind

iii) defending team must defend is areas immediately surrounding the ball

Attacking team:

i) free to play anywhere


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