Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): AS: 1v1 - Decision Making

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Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Littleton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 10 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme (30 mins)


1. 25x20 yard field set up as shown

2. Separate players into two groups

3. Within groups: one defender, Attacker 1, Attacker 2, Attacker 3

4. Rotation: D > 1 > 2 > 3 > D

5. Mulitple Balls


1. Defender (D) passes the ball into Attacker 3 (A3), once the player touches the ball the Defender is live.

2. A3 tries to beat the defender and/or use the other attacking players to combine and get into the space behind the defender. Defender cannot enter the space behind them.

3. Additional attackers can move up and down their line but cannot enter the grid. They are limited to 3 touches.

4. If A3 is successful they earn a point. If the defender wins the ball and plays it back to the ball area they earn a point.

5. Players rotate at the end of each attempt.

Coaching Points:

1. Make the correct decision: attack open space or look to combine

2. Attack the open space

3. Use a move to beat the defender, excelerate into open space behind defender

4. Combine with teammate to advance the ball forward and beat the defender.


1. Add scoring goal for defender if ball is won

2. Limit number of touches by additional attackers

3. Allow defender to be live as soon as ball is played

4. Allow additional attackers to enter the grid

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