Football/Soccer Session (U14): Pressing in Attacking Half

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Joshua Rodezno, Adult Member

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Joshua Rodezno
Name: Joshua Rodezno
City: Santa Barbara
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): I. Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): I. Warm Up
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I. Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

In open area, Players work in groups of three.

Instructions:

Players pass the ball amongst themselves until one player receives the ball and places his foot on top of the ball.

Then the two players without the ball provide pressure and cover.

Pause for three seconds then continue passing.

Coaching Points:

-Communication - I got ball - force left/right.

-Angle and speed of approach.

-Defensive stance.

-On toes.

-Bend knees.

-Side body shape.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): II. Main Part : Small-Sided Activity

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II. Main Part : Small-Sided Activity (25 mins)

Organization :

25x30

Three teams of 3 play 6v3.

Instructions :

Red and Blue Teams will keep possession from Black Team.

Black Team must communicate and stay organised. They must also look for the triggers to press the defender as a group.

Once Black wins the ball the team that loses the ball has 6 secs to quickly try and win the ball back. If they are unable to they must regroup and then look for the triggers to press.

Example: Red loses the ball, now the entire red team is on defense and has 6 secs to recover the ball quickly. If unable to quickly win the ball back they must drop off and regroup.

Coaching Points:

Quickly press when lose the ball, team is unlikley to be organized to keep possesion. (This will establish a defensive transition mentality).

Communication.

Patience when not pressing.

Proper covering angles.

Double and triple team when pressing.

Cut off passing options (try and isolate the player with ball).

Triggers for Press:

Attacker turns their back.

Heavy touch.

Head down.

Attacker is isolated with ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): III. Main Part : Expanded Activity

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III. Main Part : Expanded Activity (30 mins)

Organization :

7v7 + GK

60x60 yard area

Instructions :

Play starts from the goalie.

Red must maintain possession and build the play into second half to score into one of the goals.

If Blue wins they try and quickly transistion and score into big goal. If unable to, they must maintain possession and then build the attack. If players are near goalie box when they win the ball, they can quickly try and score, otherwise try and find a pass.

Blue must stay compact and look for triggers of when to press and win the ball.

Coaching Points:

Quickly press when lose the ball, team is unlikley to be organized to keep possesion. (This will establish a defensive transition mentality).

Communication.

Patience when not pressing.

Proper covering angles.

Double and triple team when pressing.

Cut off passing options (try and isolate the player with ball).

Triggers to Press:

Attacker turns their back.

Heavy touch.

Head down.

Attacker is isolated with ball.


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