Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession w/ a focus on transitional moments

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2
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4v2 (10 mins)

15x15 grid. 4 players along the outer lines of the grid with 2 defenders in the middle trying to intercept the ball.

Main Points:

- Players should move along the line to create space and angles to receive ball (note the restriction for staying on the line is for players to recognize the importance of spacing)

-Open body shae to receive ball

-First touch should not stop the ball dead but into open space away from defender

-Attackers must decide whether to play passs to player wide of them versus when to try to split the defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v3 possession + counter attack

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5v3 possession + counter attack (25 mins)

30x15 grid. 5 attackers try to maintain possesion of the ball as long as possible. The 3 defenders try to put pressure on the ball, if defenders win the ball they try to score on either small goal.

Main Points:

-Spacing of attacking players crucial to ability to keep possession.

-Players without ball must move to create good angles but be aware of where other players are to make sure they maintain adequate spacing

-First touch away from defender towards space

-If attacking team loses ball they must try to win it back immediately, once they win the ball back they must expand to utilize the full space again


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5+1

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5v5+1 (20 mins)

50x25 grid. Small goals at each end. Two teams play 5v5 plus a neutral player so the attacking team always has numbers up. The game is directional red team scores in one goal while ble team scores in the other. Teams get one point for every 5 pass sequence as well as one point for a goal.

Main Points:

-Keep possesion be patient

-Team in possession must utilize all the space available.

-Once possesion is lost that team should look to win the ball back quickly before the other team can make 5 passes

-Once defending team wins the ball they must open up to create immediate passing choices for player that just won the ball back.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage 9v9

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Scrimmage 9v9 (30 mins)


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