Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): HYSC-Fire-Pressure/Cover-6/2

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: New Rochelle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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Technical Warm Up

Organization:

- 10x20 yards

- 2 teams

Instructions:

- Players pressure nearest ball and hold defensive position until covering player (2nd defender) directs the pressing player (1st defender) to press next ball.

- 2nd defender provides specific instruction to 1st defender to either "show in" or "show out" (as highlighted in image).

Coaching Points:

1st Defender (Pressure):

- Angle, speed and distance of approach

- Deny space and penetration

- Create 1 vs.1 scenario - isolate an opposition attacker

- Channel outside near goal, inside/outside in opposition half

2nd Defender (Cover):

- Provide clear, concise and specific instruction to 1st defender - "show in", "show out", "hold", "press"

- Open body stance when play is directed in field - to read switch/intercept

- Closed body stance when play is directed out field - to double up/cover

- Prevent forward penetration - keep play in front

Progressions:

- Allow 2nd defender to decide upon command


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover

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Pressure, Cover

Organization:

6 players per area. 2 Players on middle line. 2 players on either end line.

Instructions:

2 middle players pass the ball between themselves. Holding the ball for 3 seconds in between.

Coaching Points:

- Movement as ball travels

- Covering player being in position to block penetrating lane 

- Communication between players (specific information)

- Pressuring player keeping pressure on if attacker dribbles the ball

Progressions:

Middle players can decide to dribble the ball if they wish too.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover - Part 2

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Pressure, Cover - Part 2

Organization:

Same as previous.

Instructions:

Same as previous but now middle players are able to score in either goal if opportunity presents itself.

If attackers score then they switch with defenders.

Coaching Points:

- Quick transition between roles (switching between pressure and cover)

- Communication between players (tone to work as a motivational tool)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

2 vs 2 in each half - 4 vs 4 on field

Instructions:

Players have to stay in there own half and play 2 vs 2 to goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Starting positions to deny penetration

2. Moments to pressure the ball

3. Winning ball, if not then preventing the turn

4. Position and communication of covering player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match

Organization:

30x40

Instructions:

4 vs 4 , regular game

Coaching Points:

same as above


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