Football/Soccer Session (U10): Circle Keep-Away Passing

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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): Warm Up

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


1. Area set up as shown.

2. Two players with pinnies as defenders, the rest are attacking.

3. One ball with additional if needed.


1. Attacking players will play keep away from the defenders.

2. Play starts with the first pass being free, attackers pass the ball around the area trying to keep it away from defenders. 

3. If a defender wins the ball, they switch places with the player that lost the ball to the defender.

4. If the pass goes outside of the circle, the player that made the bad pass, or the player that did not properly receive the ball will take the place of the defender that has been in the middle the longest.

5. Defenders will play for 3 minutes and/or until they win the ball. 

Coaching Points:

1. Passing: weight, accuracy, to feet, into space

2. First touch

3. Communication


1. P - Make area smaller

2. R - Make area larger

3. P - Limit the number of touches.

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