Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): YDP - In Possession - Build Up Play from the back

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Alex Aylott
Name: Alex Aylott
City: Launceston
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice
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Passing Practice (15 mins)

Set Up


  • Rectangular area divided into thirds.
  • Goalkeepers with balls 5m beyond the ends of the pitch.
  • Four groups of players line up on each corner of the area.
  • Two players in middle zone with one defender (white).
  • One player in each end zone as neutrals.

Explanation

  • 1. Goalkeeper passes ball to player (3 or 4) entering the area (both players 3 & 4 step in).
  • 2. The yellow neutral (9) acts as a out of possession striker directing the play.
  • 3. The two middle zone players make double movements to get away from the defender; the player in possession (3 or 4) must find the spare player in the middle zone.
  • 4. Receiving player must recognise whether to turn and play forwards or bounce out of middle zone into the end zone.
  • 5 & 6. Either way, the next pass should be played into the opposite end zone (9) 
  • 6. The (9) then sets to the middle zone player who didn't receive the ball initially.
  • 7. Middle zone player then receives and plays out to GK.
  • Middle zone players leave area at the same end the ball did and the two opposite end players (3 & 4) enter the middle zone.
  • Pattern restarts from opposite end.
Coaching Points


GK 
  • Play pass in front of 3 or 4 who receive on furthest foot allowing them to play forwards.
  • Provide platforn underneath 3 & 4 in case they cant play forwards.
3 & 4
  • Look to play a pass to the spare player in the middle zone.
  • Must support middle zone players underneath (platform)

Middle zone players 

  • Must look to make double movement/multiple leads to receive.
  • Player that receives must make a decision whether to receive to play forwards or play back to supporting 3 or 4 underneath.




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

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Positional Possession Game (20 mins)

Set Up

  • Area of pitch divided into thirds.
  • Goalkeepers on ends with balls.
  • Players split into two even teams plus 2 jokers on the outside of the area.


Explanation

  • The end the ball starts at must have 3 v 1 (inc. GK) in that zone.
  • All other players must be in the furthest zone; leaving the middle zone free.
  • Once the ball is played from GK to 3 or 4; players can enter the middle zone.
Constraints
  • Both teams must have a minimum of two players in their defensive zones; and one player in their attacking zone at all times.
  • Players entering the middle zone can only enter it for 5 seconds at a time, before having to leave.
  • 3 & 4 cannot play direct to outside yellows, yellows can play direct to GK.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (25 mins)

Set Up


  • Area of pitch divided into quarters, now including goals
  • Goalkeepers on ends with balls.
  • Players split into two even teams plus 2 jokers on the outside of the area.



Explanation


  • The end the ball starts at must have 3 v 1 (inc. GK) in that half.
  • All other players must be in the furthest half; leaving the middle zone free.
  • Once the ball is played from GK to 3 or 4; players can enter the middle zone.
Constraints


  • Both teams must have a minimum of two players in their defensive zones; and one player in their attacking zone at all times.
  • Players entering the middle zone can only enter it for 5 seconds at a time, before having to leave.
  • 3 & 4 cannot play direct to outside yellows, yellows cannot score and must play a cross into the area. Yellows have two touches max in the attacking half.





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

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Finishing Game (20 mins)

6 v 6 +2 (+GK) to finish.


Observe for key behaviours from session.


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button