Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Exploiting Space In Midfield (Start Time: 2017-11-06 18:30:00)

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Leon Holden

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Leon Holden
Name: Leon Holden
City: Watford
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is to allow Midfielders to gain a knowledge of exploiting areas to play forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed Practice

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Quick Play, Play on the half turn, take on a player with pace.
Technical Tactical
Double runs, looking to move early with play, knowing where next play is going.
Technical Physical
To be able to hold up play when needed and turn with the ball away from.
Technical Psychological
Positive attitude to try and play forward when possible. Being able to play back when it is safe to do so.
Technical Social
Positive team play with team mates, understanding where team mates are and clear communicatiing to make sure they support each other.

Unopposed Practice (25 mins)

As part of the beginning of the session, each team has a ball and is allowed to play directional by playing through the middle third at tempo to allow succession of the midfielders to find space and turn to play in each direction.

By doing this, this will allow players to get used to positional numbers and practice moving the ball through the thirds.

(1) Can the the centre halves link in play to find the central midfielders.

(2) Can the midfielders find space and sucessfully turn early to link play with centre forwards or centre halves.

(3) Can centre forward find space to be able to bounce play back into the midfield ( senario - can you bounce play with midfielders like you cannot turn to score ).

Move onto next progression.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed Practice

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Quick Play, Play on the half turn, take on a player with pace.
Technical Tactical
Double runs, looking to move early with play, knowing where next play is going.
Technical Physical
To be able to hold up play when needed and turn with the ball away from.
Technical Psychological
Positive attitude to try and play forward when possible. Being able to play back when it is safe to do so.
Technical Social
Positive team play with team mates, understanding where team mates are and clear communicatiing to make sure they support each other.

Opposed Practice (40 mins)

2nd Progression

Opposed

Teams still locked into the thirds for the first part.

Teams looking to play forwards and link up play with through the midfield.

Can midfielders link play either side early and find space to be able to turn

Can midfielders link up play with forwards for either: set up forward to score, link with forward to help open space for midfield to score

Progression:

One midfielder in possession of the ball can travel forward to support forwards,

If the ball is lost, how can midfielders support in transition.

If progressions work and teams gain succession from the session, open up the thirds and allow free play. Making sure that positional roles are recognised at all times.


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