Football/Soccer Session (U12): Playing through the thirds (Start Time: 2015-03-17 17:30:00)

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Carlos Santos, Adult Member

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Carlos Santos
Name: Carlos Santos
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing through the thirds

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing through the thirds
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Playing through the thirds (30 mins)

Set up:

Area size to suit the players age and ability.

3v2 in end zones, 2v2 in middle zone with GK as target player at each end (numbers can be adapted to suit the group. Floaters could be used)

Coaching points:

In possession create width and depth.

Look to play forward at every opportunity, if not play sideways or backwards.

Angles and distances of support.

Body shape to receive.

Quality of pass.

Movement to create space as a team and an individual. Particularly in middle 1/3.

Rotation within zones.

To score hit target player.


Players can move between zones when their team has possession – pass, run, dribble to create overloads higher up the pitch.

Recover when possession lost.


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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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Repeat (toggle)
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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button