Football/Soccer Session (U19): Switching Play

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Rhys Mooney
Name: Rhys Mooney
City: Swansea
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switching Play

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switching Play
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Switching Play


3 groups of 4 players.

2 20x20 areas & 1 10x10 area (as seen in picture).

Rules / Objectives

Objective is to switch the ball from one larger area to the other.

Group in the middle are the 'workers' who close down both areas before the attempted switch of play.

Only 2 of the 4 'workers' are allowed in the larger area at one time and must return to the middle once the switch of play has been made.

E.g two go too close down, the other two take the opportunity to rest before the next switch of play.

'Workers' must not enter the area before a player receives the switch of play.

Before the switch of play, 5 successful passes must be completed within the area.

The teams in each larger area work together for 5 minutes.

Rotate the teams after each time phase.


Increase the number of 'workers' released to close down.

Limit the number of touches when in possession of the ball.

Increase the number of passes that must be completed before swtitching play.

Key Technical Points

Switching Play

Long Passing

Short Passing


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