Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Improve switching play through midfield II

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU - Up/Back/Thru

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WU - Up/Back/Thru (15 mins)

Setup:

Flags setup as shown.

2 groups working at same time (going diagonal across field)

Activity:

Players work on checking in front of defenders, laying off, flaring out and receiving behind defenders.

Play goes in one direction (white is working top to bottom here).

Rotatation: Move up one spot (to player you passed to).

After receiving on end, dribble back to start through cones (snakes + speed dribble)

Compete: relay race.

Progression:

Same as before, but after layoff play to long player, who lays off to running midfielder.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Switch Play Rondo

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Switch Play Rondo (20 mins)

Intervals:

2 min games + 1 min rest x 5 games = 15 min

Setup:

4 quadrants as shown, each one is 15x15.

2 teams of 8 numbered 1-8

Activity:

Attacking team must complete 5 passes and then can switch to other grid.

1 point for each successful switch (switch plus 1 pass).

Defense scores by winning ball and dribbling/passing to maintain possession outside of grid.

Coaching Points:

~ When to switch (body position, play what you face, don't force it)

~ 1 or 2 touch

~ body shape (face the way you want to play)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+2 to corner goals

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3v3+2 to corner goals (20 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 4 games = 16 min

Setup:

30x25 grid with 4 corner areas

2 teams of 3 + 2 neutrals

(setup 2 grids; 8 players per grid)

Activity:

Team in possession scores a point each time they successfully get the ball from one corner to opposite diagonal corner.

Can pass into neutral to score (but neutral has to pass out).

If inside players score it can be on dribble or pass (and can dribble or pass out).

Coaching Points:

~ When ball is wide, need a #6 (low) and #10 (high) and #8 works in middle

~ Body shape: face the way you want to play

~ When ball is central, other two mids move relative to wide players (watch passing lanes)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Zone Game

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8v8 Zone Game (30 mins)

Intervals:

6 min work + 1 min rest x 3 games = 21 min

Setup:

3/4 field (60x70)

Wide gates setup as shown (nice and wide to play through)

2 teams setup in 1-3-3-1

Defenders locked in zone (3v3 in the midfield)

Activity:

Teams MUST go through a wide gate before going to goal.

Can dribble or pass ball through gate (onside applies though).

Defenders are stuck in Zone.

Attackers can go anywhere.

Coaching Points:

~ #2/3 providing width

~ #6 plays deeper (position to see ball and goal)

~ #8/10 position when ball is central

~ #8/10 position when ball is wide

~ Cues of when to penetrate (numbers even or up) vs. possess (switch play)

Progression:

+ Playing through a gate (in attacking half) is worth 1 point; 5 passes = 2 points; Scoring is worth 5 points. No longer forced to play through wide gate. Keep defenders in zones.

+ Keep point system, but let defenders move anywhere.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (20 mins)

1-3-3-1 vs. 1-3-3-1

Coaching Points:

~ positioning of 6/8/10

~ cues of penetrate vs possess


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