Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): General Practice ( Switching Play

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Robert Hughes
Name: Robert Hughes
City: Ruthin
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Switching Play, Posession, Passing Posession

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Switching play

30x30 Playing Area

12 x Player


2 x 4 Player Teams ( Redand Blue ) teams on the left and right are in play and the central team ( Black ) Act as defenders to try and block the switch of play.

Practice starts when coach plays the ball to 1 team, on the recieving players first touch, 2 defending players can enter the team in possessions area, the team inpossession must make 4 passes without losing the ball and then if successful they must attempt to switch play to the opposite team.

the 2 remaining defenders can then close down, and the 2 defnders who originallly pressed the ball rotate back to central zone.

Coaching points in possession

. Good firat touch,

. Body shape when recieving the ball,

. Movement off the ball to recieve in space

. Good weight of pass in switching play.

. Take risks to switch play

Out of possession

. Triggers to press. ( Bad touch, poor pass. head down. lofted pass )

. Close down quickly

. Show wide

. Dont dive in, close space and stop passing options

. Engage the player on the ball

. Engage players closest to the ball.

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