Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 2004 Boys Summer #3

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David Barbier, Adult Member

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David Barbier
Name: David Barbier
City: Stittsville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 zone functional

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 zone functional
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3 zone functional (60 mins)

3 zone functional

Divide the pitch into 3 zones.

Middle zone should have even number of players on each team

Defensive zone should have one more defender than attackers

Many versions to play

#1. Players can't leave their zone and play free

#2. When a player passes the ball into the next zone, they can now follow into the zone and join giving an overload in that zone. Once they lose possession they must go back to their original zone.

#3. Players may not pass to move out of their zone but instead must run with the ball to move into the next zone

#4. You can keep bringing in any kind of stipulation depending on what your functional goals may be.

Coaching points.

- Spacing

- Communication

- When in a zone that doesn't have the ball, don't crowd the lines but instead move to create space for yourself and your teamates (wing mids checking away and to, cm doing the same or pealing away to create space in the middle for the offside winger to make a run through the middle)

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