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Quick Play with Support & Rotations

Type: Exercise (Drills)
Age: 14
Phase of Play: Attacking
Intensity (Workload): Low
Game Phase: #05752a
Players: 5
Positions: 4,5,6,8,9

Video

Session: AO.13/AO.14/AO.21 (599)

Age: 12+ yrs Intensity: Low
Time: 15 mins Positions: All
Players: 6+ soccer coaching drills field Area: 25x15 yrds

Exercise Objectives

  1. Develop speed of play.
  2. Develop supporting angles.
  3. Develop rotational interchange.

3 Stage Finishing

3 Station finishing exercise involving various types of finishing on goal in quick succession. Develop shooting and from inside/around the 18yrd area.

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Finishing Around the 18yrd Area

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3 Stage Finishing with Crossing

Technical finishing training exercise designed to develop finishing skills from various angles. Finishing around the 18yrd area with combination play.

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1vs1 Opposed Finishing

Finishing training with 1vs1 attacking scenarios in and around the 18yrd area. Developing finishing and shooting under pressure ...

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Finishing With Striker Combinations

Finishing training with combination play followed by rapid finishing in tight central areas. Inside and outside the 18yrd area.

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3 Stage Finishing with Crossing II

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Finishing from Crosses I

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Attacking Play & Combinations (Wide …

Developing possession skills in small groups with transition phase. Tempo and speed of play in tight congested areas.

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Foundational Rondos

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Forward Passing (4vs2)

Forward passing in a simple format designed to coach the basics of patience in possession to play forward. Coaching forward passing and movement.

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Midfield Supportive Passing

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Midfield Rotations Rondo

Possession activity designed to develop rotations and intelligent movement of midfielders to create supporting angles when in possession.

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5vs2 Rondo

Develop possession skills in a transitional rondo 5vs2. Possession skills and angles of support are coached as well as quick transitions between the attacking and defending phase of the game.

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Twin Grid Rondo

Quick possession activity with position functionality in two small possession grids. Soccer rondo exercise for developing quick play.

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Finishing with Sprints

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Finishing exercise that is progressive and where players are required to do specific technical sequences prior to an attempt on goal. Moves from un-opposed to opposed. ...

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Attacking Defenders and Finishing (Newca…

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Quick Combination Shooting

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Aerial Control and Aerial Passing

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Aerial & Long Passing

Developing Aerial Passing technique and aerial control. Progressed to small sided games that incorporate these passing techniques. Also trains possession in tight spaces with a focus on passing. ...

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Quick Play with Support & Rotations

Possession activity focus on rotational movements and sharp passing interchanges. ...

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Foundational Rondos

Foundation level football rondos designed to coach players in the basics and fundamentals of maintain possession in football (Soccer). ...

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Diamond Rondo (5vs2)

Maintaining possession and looking to penetrate and play into midfield and forward areas in football. Establishing patient controlled possession in a diamond shape.

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Playing Into Midfield Areas

Forward passing and basic tactical positioning to maintain possession prior to playing into advanced positions.

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Forward Passing (4vs2)

Forward passing in a simple format designed to coach the basics of patience in possession to play forward. Coaching forward passing and movement.

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Midfield Supportive Passing

This passing and midfield exercise involves developing play out from the defending unit through into the midfield.

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Midfield Rotations Rondo

Possession activity designed to develop rotations and intelligent movement of midfielders to create supporting angles when in possession.

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5vs2 Rondo

Develop possession skills in a transitional rondo 5vs2. Possession skills and angles of support are coached as well as quick transitions between the attacking and defending phase of the game.

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Twin Grid Rondo

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Aerial Control and Aerial Passing

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Aerial & Long Passing

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Passing Execution

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Penetrating Passing (Advanced Techniques…

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Developing Possession Skills

Defending priorities in and around the 18yrd area. Focusing on preventing goal scoring opportunities and small group defending techniques.

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Switching Play Techincal

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Lazio Passing with Movement 1

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Possession Capture game (Knock Off)

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Possession and Transition Grid

SSG incorporating quick transitions and attacking and defending in pairs. Requiring individual attacking and defending skills.

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Passing Detail

Passing is without doubt the most important skill in the game. Without passing attacking becomes nearly impossible. “Pass and Move” was a British hit by the English Premiership team Liverpool FC back in the 90’s and while that team didn’t always practice what they sang, it did epitomize the foundation for fast, dynamic soccer, the ability to control the ball, pass and find space. The worlds best football teams are extremely competent in this area. Football teams like Barcelona and Manchester City are very strong possession (passing) based teams. As a training objective passing can be integrated into possession based exercises (rondos) as a more engaging activity for players. Also pattern play and more routine type technical passing based activities also have a place in our opinion. In pattern play the focus should be on unopposed technical execution and delivery. Soccer passing drills and pattern play typically should mirror the system of play and involve rotations where possible. Typically at the younger ages we focus on smaller rondos and quick passing patterns and coaching players on the many types of passes. To become a great passer of the football requires training and hours of practice. As we progress in the development program we start to include more complex possession based small sided games and positional games where players can execute their football passing skills in an opposed setting. Forcing the player to make quick decisions under pressure to maintain possession and still generate quality chances on goal with quality passes.

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