Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Possession - Support play

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Alfie Souter

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Alfie Souter
Name: Alfie Souter
City: Maidstone
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hand BAll

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Hand BAll (10 mins)

Description: Even teams, hand ball game. 5 successful passes equal to 1 point. If the ball touches the ground then possession is lost. The player with the ball cannot move but can pivot off one foot and the ball cannot be thrown above shoulder height.

Coaching Points/Questions:

 Q - What must you do to receive a pass? A - Move into space with clear passing lin.

 Q - What should you know immediately after receiving a pass? A - Where the next pass is going.

Body shape, keep your body open to see the whole picture.

Scan, scan the field looking for space and where your next pass/movement will be.

Progressions

 - max 3 seconds with ball in hand. 

 - must control the ball with chest/thigh before taking into hands.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 2 rondo

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4 v 2 rondo (5 mins)

Organisation

- 4 v 2

- For the team in possession to score they must get the ball from one target player (red) to the other

- If the defending team win the ball then they play to a target player and quickly transition to outside the box. The team on the outside (Black team as shown above) transition inside to become defenders

Coaching points

- Protect the middle (compact) when the ball is with a target player

- When the ball goes wide press and cover

- Triggers to win the ball - Bad touch, slow pass, negative touch, weak foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 4 + 3

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4 v 4 + 3 (15 mins)

Description

- Team in possession (Blue) play on the outside and defending team (Red) play on the inside

- To score team in possession must get the ball from one target player (End yellow player) to the other

- If the defending team win the ball then they play to a yellow player and quickly transition to the outside

and the team that lost possession transition to the inside

- Only 2 defenders in each half

- Play 2 minutes, rest 30 seconds

Coaching points/Questions

Q - Why do we transition out of the square? A - to create space for our overload.

Q -  How do we use our extra player effectively? A - Move ball quickly, draw a defender in then release.

- Protect the centre

- Press when the ball is wide

- Move together, arrive together

- Communication

- Triggers to tackle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Organisation

- 7 v 7

- Both teams play in a 2-3-1 formation

- Restarts and normal rules apply

- If needed then play with inside/outside neutral players

Coaching points

- Look to encourage coaching points from session


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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