Football/Soccer Session (U14): Possession vs Penetration

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup Rondo

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Warmup Rondo (15 mins)

Organization:

10x10 square. 6 or 7 v. 2 rondo. Coach to help if needed.

Instructions:

Seven consecutive passes = 1 pt. Bonus point if you split the defenders (both passer and receiver). Keep your personal score. Switch one player at loss of possession, whoever has been in the longest.

Coaching Points:

- Eyes up, head on a swivel

- Know your next objective

- Quick decisions

- Find the gaps to split defenders

- Use body to deceive defenders

Progressions:

- Two-touch max to force quick thinking

- Double-square rondo, 5v5: one defender goes in to chase making a 4v1.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Sequence

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Passing Sequence (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown. One player at each position 1-4. Extra players and balls at station 1.

Instructions:

2 starts high then checks through the gate to receive and play a double pass back to 1. 1 takes a touch into space, through the gate, and plays to 3. 3 plays across to 4, who dribbles the gate, makes a move (e.g. scissors, inside/outside), then has a shot.

Rotation is 1-2-3-4. As soon as 1 plays the pass to 3 he should move central to become player 2, as soon as he checks through the gate that triggers the next player 1 to start.

Coaching Points:

- Movement/checking

- To feet vs. to space

- Positive first touch

- Open body shape

Progressions:

- Switch directions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4+3

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4v4+3 (30 mins)

Organization:

20x30. 2 teams of 4 plus 3 neutrals.

Instructions:

As shown, Yellow is playing against Blue. Yellow stays on the wings to attack, Blue is inside the grid defending. Green are neutrals: two end targets plus one roaming midfielder. To score the attacking team must play the ball from one target to the other, making sure the roaming midfielder gets at least one touch. If the defending team intercepts, they play either neutral target then shift to the wings to attack, the team that lost the ball shifts inside the grid to defend. Keep a steady flow of play, 5 minutes on, 1 minute rest.

Coaching Points:

Movement/positioning to create width and depth.

When to play quickly, when to play slowly

Angles and distances to combine and penetrate

Open body shape

Communication

Progressions:

P - Touch limit.


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

5v5+1

Instructions:

Condition 1 (10 minutes): # of passes leading to a goal scored = the value of the goal.

Condition 2 (10 minutes): 3-touch max

Free play (10 minutes)

Coaching Points:

-When to possess, when to penetrate

-Heads up

-Movement to find space, angles of support

Progressions:


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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