Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Receiving To Play Forward: Warm Up

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Propath  FA
Name: Propath FA
City: Essex
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Receiving To Play Forward: Warm Up

This warm-up activity encourages

movement into space to receive,

preparing our players for the session


The Session


6 mannequins/cones are required for this session. Place

1 mannequin at each end of the pitch half way along the


In the middle of the pitch create a 10x10 area with a

mannequin at each corner of the area (see diagram and


Place a player next to each mannequin (more than one

player can be placed on each mannequin if numbers

require it).

2 balls in play . Play commences with the ball at the feet

of the 2 players on each end mannequin.

1 player passes the ball to the player to his right, the

other player passes it to his left.

The players receiving the ball make a small movement

away from the mannequin (defender) to receive the ball.

Using 1 or 2 touches they receive the ball and turn

outside the mannequin to play it diagonally across the

10x10 area to another player who takes a touch before

playing back to the end mannequin.


Allow players in the middle to turn inside as well as


Skill Development

Turning, control, communication, weight of pass,

passing accuracy.

Coaching Points

Movement off the ‘Defender’ (mannequin) and to

receive the ball 1st touch, taking you beyond the


Quick feet

(P) Vary the movement both inside and out –

make a decision on where you want to receive

the ball

(P) Encourage players to “express” themselves

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