Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Session 2 - Switching Play

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Morgan O'Hanrahan, Adult Member

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Morgan O'Hanrahan
Name: Morgan O'Hanrahan
City: Monaghan
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

No. of Players:

  • 12-14


Topic:
  • Switching Play


Objective of the Session:
  • Improve the players understanding of when and how to switch play and the importance of switching play in football.


Age Group:
  • U12


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switch-box

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Switch-box (20 mins)

Organisation:

- 12 players (2 groups)

- 4v1 with 1 player in opposite area as shown

- Attacking team look to complete a set number of passes (3) before switching play

- Once play is switched, all players but 1 transfer to the other box. 

- Switch defender out after 90 seconds, all player have a turn as defender.

Coaching Points:

- Play with head up (scanning)

- Correct body shape (open)

- Receive on the correct foot (back foot)

- Quality Passing (Accuracy, Weight & Timing)


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

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Possession Game (20 mins)

Organisation:

- 14 players (12+2 GK's)

- 2 GK's or jokers play in small blue box as shown. 

- 4v4+4 in main area

- GK plays into 1 attacking team, they look to play a certain number of passes before switching to the other attacking team. They must switch play through the GK's/Jokers. 

- 2 resting defenders would then press with 2 working defenders recovering in their place. 

Coaching Points:

- Playing with head up (scanning)

- Correct body shape (open) (always adjusting)

- Receive on the correct foot (back foot)

- Quality Passing (Accuracy, Weight & Timing)

- Decision Making - when to switch

- Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game - Switching Play 2

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Conditioned Game - Switching Play 2 (25 mins)

Organisation:

- 12 Players (10+2 GK's)

- 6v6 small sided-game (3 inside + 2 outside + GK)

- When an inside attacker passes to an outside teammate they rotate positions with the outside player coming inside with the ball.

Coaching Points:

- Playing with head up (scanning)

- Correct body shape (open) (always adjusting)

- Receive on the correct foot (back foot)

- Quality Passing (Accuracy, Weight & Timing)

- Decision Making - when to switch

- Communication


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

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Small Sided-Game (25 mins)

Organisation:

- 6v6 Small Sided-Game

- Rotate player positions

Coaching Points:

- Playing with head up (scanning)

- Correct body shape (open) (always adjusting)

- Receive on the correct foot (back foot)

- Quality Passing (Accuracy, Weight & Timing)

- Decision Making - when to switch

- Communication


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