Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressing (Start Time: 2016-01-17 16:05:00)

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Sylvia Forbes
Name: Sylvia Forbes
City: Ajax
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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

10 x 10 x 10 yard triangle

Players on each corner of grid.

To start players will jog 1 at a time (from each group) to next corner of triangle and release other players. Players will perform dynamic movements and stretches as warm up progresses.

Ball is added in, players simply pass and move to next corner (follow pass)

Progresses to warm up for pressing theme:

Players will have 1 ball that is played into a corner of triangle to a player, both corners will send 1 player each to defend and high press against player who has just received the ball.

Focus on first player to close 2nd player to go in support position

SPEED with pressing theme everything is high intensity and so speed is crucial to set tone at beginning


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG 4 grid

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SSG 4 grid (25 mins)

4 Grid Game 30 x 30 yards split into 4 squares

4-6 players in each grid (adjust grid size accordingly)

Blue team is diagonal on grid

Orange team diagonal as well

Team starts with ball and attempts to put together 3 passes and then to send ball to other side of grid where other oranges are. Defending team is focusing on pressing the ball as fast as possible. Focus is to deny time and space, forward play and penetrating passes through channels to other side. IF the attacking team is successful in sending ball through 4 new defending players enter into the grid, two from each grid.

Players will be coming from both grids to focus on angles of approach, see teammates positioning as well and to get to ball first or quickly into support positions. This must be done as fast as possible and speed of press is #1. Once ball is won players will restart with new attacking group.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing to Counter

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Pressing to Counter (25 mins)

High Press Activity

Grid is 40 yards long 25-30 yards wide

2 15 yard halves and 1 10 yard end zone.

2 mini goals on one side with 15 yard half. Endzone on end of other half.

Players will start just behind midway point for defending team (orange)

Attacking players start deep in own end (blue)

Ball is played in by coach and orange as presses as quickly as possible as ball travels, blue attempts to penetrate past orange and to score on small goals. Orange is attempting to press at speed and cause a turnover.

Coaching points:

Pressing: looking to press when possible (communication, distance of support)

Body positioning into numbers up

Angle of approach into numbers up

Speed of press

Aggression and willingness to battle

Communication between teammates

Understanding when to hold if support is not there

Counter: after winning ball, speed of play to counter and catch other team by surprise

Head up to see support players, looking to get width and depth

Willingness to play forward as quickly and as soon as possible to not allow blue to recover

1 point for getting into end zone defenders

1 point for goals on nets

Switch roles after each group gets 3-4 reps each


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (25 mins)

4 V 4 5 V 5 6 V 6 2 grids on half field (adjust if larger numbers)

Play each team 6-8 minute games depending on time

Encouraging high pressure

Encourage recognition to not high press when not appropriate


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Movement
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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