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Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session

Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session – Objective

In our Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session, we have a technical passing drill, focusing on speed and one touch plays. The first part is followed by small sided game in tight spaces to quickly get out of pressure. In this session, we would like to improve our passing, receiving and penetration skills by trying to build up from the back for penetration into midfield.

Before we start, please find all of our soccer curriculum sessions in our overview page.

  • Who – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Primarily.
  • Where – Defending half or Flank.
  • When – GK possession, winning ball back defensive half.
  • Why – Penetration midfield, keep possession under pressure.
  • What – Width outside backs, support.
  • How – Passing weight, body shape, combination.

Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session – Details and Stages

The US SOCCER curriculum its best practices is followed. This methodology consists of 4 stages within our Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session, focusing on progression throughout.

Every practice session starts with a light jog warm up and stretching. Every time there is a small break, players should look to play a small game of rondo when they are waiting on their team mates.

  • 5 minutes of light jog to activate our body muscles.
  • It is followed by 2 minutes of stretching.
  • Total: 7 minutes.

Stage I – WARM UP – Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session

  • SETUP: 3 players per group, field size is 20 yards between the outside cones, there are two small cones in the middle used for the double change of direction.
  • MAIN: Double Switch of Direction.
    • Players practice proper dribbling skills and proper weight of the pass after a double change of direction.
  • PROGRESSION:
    • Free play to themed directional switch.
    • Right foot only and left foot only.
    • Sole roll and cut in front of you.
    • Cruyff change of direction and ball hop.
    • Rotate B out every 2 minutes.
  • Total: 30-35 minutes.
Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session Warm Up Kevin Van Vreckem Boynton Knights FC

Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session Warm Up Kevin Van Vreckem Boynton Knights FC

Stage II – SMALL SIDED ACTIVITY – Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session

  • We implement pressure from the opponent, direction to goal and transition from attack to defense.
  • 2v2 to 3v3 to 4v4 small sided game with lots of pressure and change of directions.
  • Player position themselves facing forward as often as possible. Pass to appropriate foot. Peel off a defender (quick drop) to create space to receive the ball, etc.)
  • COACHING POINTS:
    • • Communication is key
      • Proper angles and distance of support
      • Quality of the pass
      • Timing of the run
      • Visual queues for movement
  • Total: 20-25 minutes.

Stage III – EXPANDED SMALL SIDED – Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session

  • We require a slightly bigger field with 3 groups total 5v5 all the way up to 9v9, and we have at least 1 big goal with a goalkeeper.
  • The offside rule applies.
  • Split the number of field players into 3 groups, the winner stays on the field.
  • The field is marked in thirds to provide visual queues to the players in relationship to their roles on the field.
  • Focus is on the body shape of all players when addressing the ball as well as the ability to separate from a defender with quick drop off movement and or movement behind the defender.
  • COACHING POINTS:
    • • Focus on coaching points from the day
      • Play with confidence and with energy
      • Be creative in disguising and making your runs
      • Communication
      • Look for finish on goal
  • Total: 15-25 minutes.

Stage IV – FULL GAME – Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session

  • Every player will be included in the full game.
  • All rules apply as during a regular league game.
  • Players try to implement the lessons learned from practice.
  • We play a full game with all players involved.
  • Total: 15-25 minutes.
  • After the game, we need to cool down by a group stretching session.
Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session Expanded Small Sided Kevin Van Vreckem Boynton Knights FC

Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session Expanded Small Sided Kevin Van Vreckem Boynton Knights FC

Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session – Coach Kevin Van Vreckem

Coach Kevin is part of the Boynton Knights FC Academy Program, who are partnered with Boca United Football Club.
They are operating under United Soccer Development Academy (USDA) as South Florida Football Academy.

Thank you for reading this post about the Building From Back Technical Dribbling Directional Switch Session.
Please reach out to me if you have any special requests or topics for a soccer session. I will try and cover that in one of the future soccer session blog posts.

 

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Coach Kevin Van Vreckem
USSF National “D” License (2017)

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