Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Fun 4's Diamond Football

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Gareth Thomson
Name: Gareth Thomson
City: Renfrewshire
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Diamond Football is a great way to help players develop positioning on the park, especially when playing from the back and understanding how to use space when kicking in from the sideline.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Football

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

Set Up

-Lay out two sets of 4 flat markers in the positions shown above.

-Ask the players to stand on a flat marker for their teams colour (Red on Red, Yellow on Yellow).


-Whenever the ball goes out for a kick in or for the defenders ball, the players must stand on their markers before play begins.

-As soon as the ball has been played in, players are free to move.

-Reset everytime the ball goes out.

Coaching Points, Progressions Ect.

-Ask players to shout out what each position on the park is to devlop understanding of their roles.

-If you decide to go to a normal game , leave the markers out for a visual aid for the players.

-If more than 8 players, Add in Goalkeepers who would then play the ball out to the DF,LM,RM.

-Rotate Positions, Ask Players to stand on a marker they haven't been on before

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