Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Dynamic 4vs2 Keeping Possesion with Transition. ProActicve Passing

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Dave Benning

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Dave Benning
Name: Dave Benning
City: Pickering
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


In group's of 4, we can create diamonds, within a square that has four sides. The immediate two sides of the ball must be supported by teammates to create width. While the player creating length is looking to receive a pass between/behind opponent.

The attacking players keep the possession of the ball for as long as they can. Defenders must win possession back and play the ball to their own teammates in the opposite half of the field. This will allow the activity to be more realistic to a game and it will be easier to transfer from the practice field to the game because players must adjust from attack to defend and back to attack.

If the ball is kicked out by the defender at any time, then the attacking team receives possession back. Just like a throw in. If the attackers kick it out the defending team in the opposite half receive possession from the coach at centre. The player who loses posession must become the defender in the opposite half.  E.g. #3 & #4 provide width for #2, while #5 provides length.

The purpose of the supporting players' is to get into a 'good position' in order to split the defenders.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4vs2 To Build Attacking Play

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4vs2 To Build Attacking Play
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4vs2 To Build Attacking Play

Players need to pass the ball simply, quickly, accurately and more fluently than in 3vs1 in order to seperate the defending partnership.

 Coaching Notes:

1. Touch it, Move it...Move the ball, Move your feet...

2. Open your body to see up and down the field...(sideways on)

3. Get the ball at your feet...'Disguise your pass'

4. Force the defender to make a decision

20x20 split into 10x10 area

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