Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): General Practice - Switching Play

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Ryan Thomas, Adult Member

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Ryan Thomas
Name: Ryan Thomas
City: Port Talbot
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Phase: In possession general practice (20mins)

Switching play

Key Factors

The aim of the practice is to use the width of the playing area to move the opponent so if it possible to score in one of the goals. We are working on the idea of Switching play.

Organisation

  • Two mini goals and main goal for green team
  • Three mini goals for purple team
  • 21mx21m
  • 4x4mins, 4min break
  • 6v4

How 

The coach to work with the purple team while managing the greens. The purple will need to use quick passing and moving across the width of the area to open up chances to score. The green team will work to protect the middle goal and force them purple team wide, if they win the ball back they can then look to score into any of the three goals at other end of pitch

Conditions, challenges & targets:

  • Both teams to use the width of the area when on the ball
  • Outside goals worth 3 goals and middle goal worth 1 goal
  • Teams to play early on the counter

Key Points In possession: 

 Weight / direction of pass

 Receiving skills

  •  Try to playthrough around the opposition
  •  Make the pitch big (Width and Depth)
  •  Use limited touches and move the ball quickly
  •  Try to play in areas that allow you to see three corners of the pitch
  •  Look to play forward
Out of possession:
  • Defend narrow
  • Prevent split passes
  • Force the play wide
  • Protect the space in behind  

Interventions:   

  • Concurrent
  • Terminal
  • Walk Through
  • Coaching Process


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