Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 9v9 Rec Passing and possession ideas

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Shane Weems, Adult Member

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Shane Weems
Name: Shane Weems
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v2 Rondo

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8v2 Rondo (15 mins)

7 or 8 v 2 Rondo - If the group is struggling then only use one defender till they get it going.

Players on the outside must work to maintain possession. If you lose possession for the group you lose a point. Play for 10 minutes. Switch defenders every 1.5 minutes. Have a pile of balls ready to keep it going. How many consecutive passes can we get? Start counting to help motivate players to keep possession. Every time the defender wins it the group loses a point. Tell players to not force the split. Only try it if it is on. Otherwise, pass to the right or left. The coach can play to help paint pictures.

Added bonus: You can get a point back with a splitting pass.

Progression: If the defender wins it they must dribble out of the square to earn a point and outside players can win the ball back. This teaches players to transition to defense once they lose the ball.

Coaching Points:

-Look to provide support to play with the ball if possible

-Communicate/Verbally and Non-verbally

-Play with 2 touch max to force quick passing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3V3 + 4

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3V3 + 4 (10 mins)

Set-Up: 30X30 Grid, 3v3 in the center with 4 Neutrals, 1 on each side.

Execution: Play 3V3 inside the grid, Score 1 Point for switching from one end to the other, at least 2 central players MUST touch the ball.

Coaching Points: 

Quality Passing Technique

Movement and timing of supporting runs  

Use supporting players (neutrals) to maintain possession as you work the ball from one side to the other.  

Make it take it

Communication is important to maintain possession.  


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 goal game with 2 Neutrals

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4 goal game with 2 Neutrals (15 mins)

4 goals game with Two Central neutral target players who play to whichever team passes them the ball - Great activity to learn to switch the ball from one side of the field to the other. Use cones as goals if needed.

5v5 or 6v6 with 2 neutrals as targets to help switch play

Recognize numbers-play to numbers up areas-Switch

-Recieving sideways on / steal look over shoulder

-Switch through central neutral players - Could be a central defender or a forward in a real game

-Up/back switch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 to two goals

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2v2 to two goals (15 mins)

Set Up:

20 x 25 yard area with two goals on each endline

Organization:

-Create two teams and have them spread over the two corners of the area across from opposing team like in the diagram.

-Coach puts the ball in to start play. Recieving team attacks goals across the grid. If defending team wins the ball they may attack and play continutes until ball is out of play.

Coaching Points:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5V5 + 2 4 Goal Game

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5V5 + 2 4 Goal Game (15 mins)

Set-Up:  40X40 Grid with small goals 5 yards inside each corner facing each other, 2 teams of 5 with 2/3 neutral players.

Execution:  Play 5v5 + 2 or 3 neutral players - each team attacking 2 goals and defending the opposite 2.

Coaching Points:  Quality firm passing, play 1/2 touch, change angles to provide support or progression opportunities, use possession to draw defenders in, switch play, look for numbers up situations.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Team Pressing Possession

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3 Team Pressing Possession (15 mins)

3 Teams of 4 or 5 | 1 team in each zone

Coach Passes in ball. When the ball is passed in the central team can send in 1 defender. if the possession team gets 5 passes then the defending team can send in a second defender and so on. Once ball is one then the defending team must transfer it to the other side to the white team.  

If successful then the blue team moves to the middle and must send a defender in and the black team becomes the team waiting to receive the ball once won by the blue team. 

- Team that turns over possession switch to the middle and must send a pressuring player in immediately


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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