Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Playing through the thirds

Profile Summary

Jason Welch
Name: Jason Welch
City: Crowthorne
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Encourage player to play through the thirds. Move the ball quickly by passing but retaining possession. Demonstrates the importance off the ball as a tactic.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up

Start with jog around cone, at yellow cone, jog diagonally to red cone - whole exercise done with ball the fee. After the player has come round the blue cone the top that make a straight pass to coach and jog to collect a ball and start the circuit again.

After 2 circuits move to sprint off yellow cones, with ball still at the feet.

After 4 circuits leave a ball and do dynamic stretches once they reach a yellow cone instead of sprints. 1st circuit big kicks (both legs, also looking for upper body twist), 2nd circuit, open the gate (both sides), 3rd circuit heal to bum, 4th circuit windmill arms.



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

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Body shape, awareness (scanning), ball control, weight/accuracy of pass
Technical
Tactical
Patterns of play, movement off the ball, team work
Technical
Physical
Fitness/strength
Technical
Psychological
Problem solving, vision, quick decisions, disguising their intentions from opponent (out witting)
Technical
Social
Communication, team work

Game on (20 mins)

Based on 12 players. Split into 2 team and two sliders on the outside of the pitch. Teams set up 3 defenders, two midfielders and one attacker in each of the thirds

Sliders can move full length of the pitch but must pass back to the team they received the pass from. Sliders can't score in the goals

The objective is to pass the ball through the thirds but you must have a play from your team touch the ball in each third before the striker can score into any of the three goals

Progression 1:

Restrict players to 2 touches

Progression 2:

Sliders join a team in the middle section (3x3)

Progression 3 

1 player from attacking team can leave middle third to support striker


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button