Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Combination Play Sample Session

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 30 Area

- Attacking players in the middle with the ball each

- Defending players X 4

- One defender between each of the 4 sets of gates on the outside of the area

Activity

- The players in the middle dribble around the area and attempt to exit the space through one of the outside gate son any of the 4 sides of the box

- The defenders will stand between a set of two gate son the outside of the area. The defenders are attempting to tag the player with the ball but cannot step in to the gates

- If the defender can tag the attacker they lose all of their points

- Run the activity for two minutes and the player who has dribbled through the most gates wins

- All players rotate through being defender

Progression

- Put the attacking players in pairs with the same objective of running through the gates

- Add defenders to the central areas

Coaching Emphasis

- Play with head up to see open gates to accelerate through

- Combine with other players to overload the defender

- Keep the ball tight when dribbling

- Use changes of speed and direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global

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Global (15 mins)

Organization

- 4v4 SSG

- 20 x 30 Field x 2

Activity

- 4v4 small sided game

- Normal rules with extra incentives to use combinations

- Every time a combination leads to a goal the goal counts for double

- Combinations - 1/2, Overlap, Freds, Sids, Underlaps, Crossover

Coaching Emphasis

- Always be scanning the field

- Move once you have passed the ball

- Whats happening next? Have a thought before reciving the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical

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Analytical (15 mins)

Organization

- 25 x 25 area

- Teams split in to groups of 3

Activity

- Players in groups of 3 work to create as many combinations as possible

- The coach begins by explaining one combination before bringing in up to 5 different options

- The players work through each example for 2-3 mins

Progression

- Add 2 defensive players to the area to put pressure on the players in possession

Coaching emphasis

- Move as the ball moves

- Quality of pass

- Head up to scan the field

- Communicate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global

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Global (15 mins)

Organization

- 5v5 field

- Each players plays with a goalkeeper

Activity

- 5v5 game with all players encouraged to use the space

- Promote combination play with all players getting involved in the game

Coaching Emphasis

- Create space (Dispersal)

- Play with head up to scan the field

- Think about what you will do before you receive the ball

- Encourage all players to support and combine with the players


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