Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Placer Hills

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: Palo Alto, CA
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

These are 3 common formations to use in a 4v4 set-up, these shoud be considered for long term player development not short term results. The spaceing of the players can be emphasized during scrimmage at the end of training. For Example: give bonus points to the team that can organize the fastest into a square or diamond, this allows the players to make the decisions themseves and then you can start play, from the desired starting position.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 (1-2-1)

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4v4 (1-2-1)

Formation: 1-2-1

Why Use it?

Having players in a diamond gives simplified angles of support but also creates three lines of attack. Only one forward player creates space wider and allows for more 1 v 1 situations from the wide players in this formation.

What technical skills does this formation emphasize?

Passing/Receiving

Dribbling-Close control

How does this formation transition into a 7v7 formation?

1-3-2-1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 (2-2)

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4v4 (2-2)

Formation: 2-2

Why use this formation?

The box shape allows for two options for straight passes. Straight passes may be eaiser for younger players, to comprehend. The shape, with only two lines of attack, is also much simpler for younger players to understand. The use of two forward players allows more players to start higher up on the field.

What technical skills does this formation emphasize?

Passing/Receiving

How does this formation transition into a 7v7 formation?

1-2-2-2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 (2-1-1)

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4v4 (2-1-1)

Formation: 2-1-1

Why use this formation?

Playing two players deep with a midfielder and forward creates three lines of attack. This also allows for spaces in wide areas, to incourage 1v1s and transisiton.

What technical skills does this formation emphasize?

Passing/Receiving

Dribbling-running with the ball

Changing Direction

How does this formation transition into a 7v7 formation?

1-2-3-1


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