Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Playing With Back to Goal

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Tony Mee, Adult Member

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 35 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (60 mins)


Area is the equivalent of 2 penalty boxes joined together with a 2-3 yard channel in the middle.

Teams arranged as shown (Use numbers appropriate to your squad).

The servers have a supply of balls and are numbered 1 to 3.

How to Play

The coach calls out 2 numbers, the first number called plays into Area A, the second into Area B.

Play for a period of time (3 or 4 minutes) or until one team has scored 3 goals, then rotate roles.

Coaching Points

Individual techniques for protecting the ball

-body weight

-use of arms

Use the defender to turn/roll or spin your marker.

Pass to the "safe" side.

Receiving skills (outside of the foot/different surfaces).

Reactions to rebounds.

Different finishes - shoot early/toe pokes/chips/volleys/headers/improvised.


Servers play as soon as an attack breaks down. (No coach's call).

Goalkeepers have a supply of balls and feed to the opposite end.

Remove the middle zone and play a game.

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