Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Possession Work

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Paul Iannaccone
Name: Paul Iannaccone
City: Bury
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Passing warm up

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Diamond Passing warm up (15 mins)

Diamond Passing exercise


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 1 to 5 v 3

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3 v 1 to 5 v 3 (20 mins)

Organisation: 16 players, 16 balls, markers, Bibs - Using 2 teams of 8 players, mark 2 playing areas side by side. Duration: 25min (Play 5 x 4min / 1minute Rest)

Instructions:

Teams start drill with ball played into 3v1 in smaller area 10x10 by the coach on the outside. The 3 players attempt to keep possession for a set amount of time, approx 1minute, however if ball intercepted then the attacking player in black plays ball to his team in possession in the large area

When the attacking team in black win possession, only 1 player from their team may enter the small playing area 10x10 and may only have 1 touch to play the ball back out to a team mate.

Session starts with 3 touch

Note:

If the 3 defending players in red win the ball back, they re-enter the small area and keep possession. The attacking players alternate their defensive duties to attepmt to win the ball back.

Attacking players in Black look to alternate players moving in and out of small grid whilst in possession.

Variations:

Reduce to 2 touch per team

As a conditioning drill, outside players must sprint to a marker on the outside once theyve played a pass to a team mate, then re-enter the 20x20 grid.

Playing area may be increased to a 15x15 / 30x30 for conditioning drills.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Game

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Small-Sided Game (15 mins)

Set Up

1. Divide the group into 2 equal teams.

2. Create 4 zones, one in each corner of the area.

3. Place a player from each team in each corner zone.

4. If only 10 players are present, make the area a triangle.

Instructions

1. Each team passes to a corner player to "unlock" them.

2. Once unlocked, the player can join the game.

3. The team who unlocks all 4 players first wins the game.

Progression

1. Once a team has all 4 players unlocked, can they keep the ball for 30-60 seconds without the opposition scoring (seeing a game out).

Coaching Points

1. Weight and accuracy of pass.

2. Angles of support - left, right, split.

3. Playing the way you face, out of pressure.

4. Playing the simple pass to keep possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression (10 mins)

Progression

1. The game progresses to a penetrative passing game.

2. A goal is now scored by playing a pass to a teammate in one of the zones to "lock them in."

3. Teams can still use locked in players to keep possession.

4. The team wins the game when they lock a player in each box.

5. Players cannot screen the box to prevent passes being made.


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

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Free Game (25 mins)


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Movement
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Pass
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