Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession

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Robert Williams
Name: Robert Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


A 5v3 rondo with 4v0 on the outside and 1v3 inside.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 vs 3

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 vs 3
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5 vs 3 (30 mins)

A 5v3 Rondo with 4 free players on the outside, and a 1v3 on the inside

Blue players on the outside cannot be challenged--Reds can only steal the ball if/when it is inside the square

Blues cycle the ball around the outside and choose appropriate moments to use their single teammate inside the square, who must constantly shift and show for the ball.

A point is scored for Blue if they successfully play into their Blue teammate inside and he successfully plays back out (to a different player) or if they connect 5 exterior passes.

A point is scored for Red if they steal.

Proceed to 5-10 points depending on time constraints or success/lack thereof, then shift roles as desired.

Coaching Points:

-Encourage quick cycling of the ball on the outside to unbalance the defenders, and quick re-orienting of the inside Blue to be prepared to receive an interior pass.

-Red should observe and decide whether a dedicated man-marker makes sense, or have all 3 players defend the pass.


-Eliminate one of the 3 interior Reds to promote more success by team in possession

-Impose a man-marking scenario by the Reds to work on dismarking

-If Red wins the ball, rather than a point being awarded they now play a 3v1 Rondo in the grid until the single Blue wins the ball back.

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