Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Transition 2

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Joe DiFonso, Adult Member

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Joe DiFonso
Name: Joe DiFonso
City: Joppa
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Pattern

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Pattern
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Passing Pattern (25 mins)

Setup:

8-12 players; 30x25; 2 balls; 4 mannequins or large discs

Organization:

Player 1 passes to #2 who takes a few dribbles towards #3, then plays pass. #3 plays into other end. Same happens on opposite end, the opposite way. Players follow pass. 2nd ball at opposite end should be played as #2 receives on initial pass.

Progressions:

1. #1 passes to #2 now drives at opposite mannequin and plays 1-2 with #3.

2. #1 plays double pass with #2 as she receives on other side of mannequin. Same for #2 into #3.

3. Short, short, long. #1 into #2, back to #1 who plays into #3. #3 checks in and lays off to #2 who checks to and then plays into #4 who plays double pass with #3.

Coaching Points:

Accuracy of passes; players check away from mannequin and open up to receive pass; correct weight of pass; quick movements and communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In/Out

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In/Out (20 mins)

Setup:

8-12 players (can be more); 20v20 grid (adj.); pinnies; 1 ball

Organization:

Blue team plays east/west, yellow plays north/south. #2 plays into #3, then switches with that player. Play then goes the other way. Team in possession, can use their closest outside player as a bumper only once if needed, before going to other way.

Coaching Points:

Look to transition quickly; movement off ball when in possession; look for combo play; player entering field should make decision before receiving ball; quality passing and first touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 to goal

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2v2 to goal (20 mins)

Setup:

40x30 area; 10-16 players divided into teams; lots of soccer balls; each team has gk's

Organization:

Game is 2v2. When a goal is scored, attacking team stays on and play is restarted with a pass from attacking player on side of goal. Players who conceded goal will switch with two new defensive players. If ball goes out, coach plays ball to opposing team from team that played ball out of bounds.

Coaching Points:

look to quickly transition; technical quality; creativity and movement from attackers; defenders must react quickly; communication


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

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9v9 (25 mins)

9v9

1-3-2-3 vs. 1-2-4-2

Reinforce session plan


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