Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Combination play and finishing (Start Time: 2017-09-28 18:30:00)

Profile Summary

Wayne Moore
Name: Wayne Moore
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination play and finishing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Combination play and finishing
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Combination play and finishing (20 mins)

Combination play with a finish


3v3, 4v4 or 5v5 in the area that is marked out.

2 GKs

1 player either side of the goal


Flat cones / normal cones


Supply of balls at each goal

Set up

Players on the byline (either side of the goal) combine with their team by playing a first time pass either to another attacking player (third player running) to finish first time (more points for doing this) or to player that played them the ball (for less points).

If the attacking player can't shoot they restart and must go via the by line player before they can shoot again. 


Teams need to react quickly during transition. This game requires the outfield players to work at a high intensity for the period they are involved.

Possible Challenges / Progressions

- All players must have a touch before they can play to the byline.

- Limit number of touches.

- Restrict player on bye line to one touch or two touch.

- Complete the perfect hat-trick as a team, one right foot, one left foot, one header or volley.

- Overload one team - their challenge is to keep the ball for a set number of passes within their area, the team with less players can attack straight away but must still pass to a man on the byline

- Must combine with both players on the byline befoore shooting

- 4 v 2 in favour of the attacking team in the final third (as shown above)

- Score with first touch for bonus points. 


Coaching points

- Inventive annd creative play

- Quick play from attacking team

- Patient and clever play from team that is building possession

- Communication - verbal and non verbal

- Runs - timing, speed and movement

- Striker reaction -- take it first time or have a touch. Take the keeper by surprise, don't let him set himself.

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