Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Improving the possession in the build up in the A3rd

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Dimitri Serrano

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Dimitri Serrano
Name: Dimitri Serrano
City: Aberdeen
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

FCN players will go through a series of exercises that will improve receiving technique while also understanding the build up phase.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up

3,2,1 Touches with Dynamic movement 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech Rep

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Tech Rep

Organization:

follow diagram

Description:

Pass number 1 for the middle player to check in and pass back. Once the passback is made the player will receive with the front foot into a direction and make the pass on the other side. The combination play will happen with the player following the combination.

Coaching Point:

Accurate passing

communication when passing

quick and clean touches 

first touch and direction

body positioning


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

Organization:

1) Liam, David, Prana, Trevor, Dom

2) Ethan, Carlos, Cris, Connor

3) Brandon, Bryan A, Diago,Jack

4) Steven, Santi, Herik

One group will do a 5v4 and another group will do a 4v3. Players will rotate in both groups for everyone to have an opportunity to be in both situation.

Description:

This small sided game takes place in a 20 x 20 yard area and focuses on players ability to maintainpossession under increased pressure from defenders. This practice has a central 10 x 10 yard zonefor players to keep possession with four mini-goals placed on each side of the outer playing area.The team of 5 starting with possession, red in this example, play two touch to keep the ball awayfrom the defender, yellow. After every successful two passes, an extra yellow defender may enterthe zone looking to win back possession. When possession is won, the yellow team produces aquick finish in the closest of the four mini-goals.


Coaching Points:

Checking shoulders for defenders joining in from outside zone

Passing tempo and accuracy

Recognising how to move the ball under pressure

Quick transitions when possession is won

Connect with floater to play out of pressure situations 

Co-ordinated defensive press


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

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Condition Game

Organization:

Yellow: Connor, Bryan A, Herik, Jack, Trevor

Blue- Diago, Prana, Liam, Brandon, Carlos, Ethan, Cris, David

Pink- Steven, Santi (Trevor)

Green- Dom

Description:

This practice takes place in a full half of a pitch and focuses on a team’s midfield rotations during thebuildup phase.The midfield area is split into four squares with three players from each team occupying these areasat a time.The ball must enter the middle zone in the buildup of play and at least one central pass must beplayed before exiting the zone.One extra attacker may enter the middle zone to create a 4 v3 overload and connect centrally. If thedefending team win possession, they can build up centrally to finish in either of the two mini-goals

Coaching Point:

Rotations inside/outside middle zone

Good movement to create spaces centrally

Quality passing in possession

Communication from players when rotating

Play through out wide

Quality crossing and finishing

Progression:

Centre back drives into middle zone and striker rotates inside to receive behind defendingmidfield line.

Fullbacks come inside to connect centrally

Winger comes inside and rotates with attacking midfielder who moves out wide.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

If time allows, have players play a 7v7 plus 1 at goal.


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