Football/Soccer Session (U13): Attacking

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Evagelos Vassilaras, Adult Member

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Evagelos Vassilaras
Name: Evagelos Vassilaras
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Quality and accuracy of passing over various distance to improve speed of play.

Quality and accuracy of passing using different techniques based on the distance of the pass.

Quality and accuracy of passing to help the receicing players next action ( # 9 - 10 # 7- # 11 -# 6 -#8...)

Playing over the defensive block ( 1st vs 2nd option)

Awaareness of the next action before it happens

Timing of movement off the ball - Checking to ball - Opening up space...

Playing between the defensive blocks...

Where to play the diagnonal pass as a 2nd option ?

Why to play a Diagnonal pass ?

Who is playing in those sides as a Winger ?

When should we have to make the diagnoanal or depth pass ?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play through 9 or 10

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play through 9 or 10
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Phase of Play through 9 or 10 (5 mins)

Organization:

Half field split in 3 zones .

8 players 2-3-6-7-8-9-10-11

Instructions:

- Shadow play . Combinations to build the attack in the final 3rd.

- Play starts with ball into # 3 or 2.

- Look to combine through # 9 or # 10.

- Alternate Option1 ( 9 to 11 ) and option 2 (9 to 6 to 8 to 7 . Quick combination in 1-2 touches).

- Alternate sides ( Right and Left) .

- Ball always starts from Server (S).

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of pass, first touch , mouvements off the ball, checking, speed of play).

2. Timing of mouvements and passes ( # 3 to #9 - #9 to # 11)...

3. Synchronization: Runs - Mouvements and Passes.

4. Use the side body shape of # 9 or #10 as a visual cue to anticipate runs and mouvements.

5. # 7 and # 11 must check the mouvement of the fowards and deliver suitable crosses...

Progressions:

See next screen.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression with Defenders 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression with Defenders 1
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Progression with Defenders 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

Same as previous screen.

16 Players (2 teams of 8)

Lot of balls.

Instructions:

Add defenders and they will be live after #9 to 11 (Option 1).

Or after 10 plays to 7 (Option 1) or 6 plays to 11 (Option 2).

Players must adapt their combination in correlation of the defender's pressure (tight or not tight).

Defenders could score when they win the ball.

Ball always start from Server (S1 ou S2) to 6 or 8.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of passes.

2. Timing of movements and passes between #3 - #9 - #11 - # 6 - # 8

3. Synchronization movements - runs and passes.

4. How to Identify the # 9 and #10 side body shape and the defender momentum as a trigger to anticipate the midfielders runs (#7 and 11) or mouvements (# 6 and 8)

5. When to play to support #6 or # 8 and How to play wide to change point of attack .

6. Play with minimum touches (1-2 ) when changing point of attack.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progressions with Defenders 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progressions with Defenders 2
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Progressions with Defenders 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

Same as previous screen.

16 Players (2 teams of 8)

Lot of balls.

Instructions:

Add defenders and they will be live after #9 to 11 (Option 1).

Or after 10 plays to 7 (Option 1) or 6 plays to 7 (Option 2).

Players must adapt their combinations in correlation of the defender's pressure (tight or not tight).

Defenders could score when they win the ball.

Ball always start from Server (S1 ou S2) to 6 or 8.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality of passes.

2. Timing of movements and passes between #3 - #9 - #11 - # 6 - # 8

3. Synchronization movements - runs and passes.

4. How to Identify the # 9 and #10 side body shape and the defender momentum as a trigger to anticipate the midfielders runs (#7 and 11) or mouvements (# 6 and 8)

5. When to play to support #6 or # 8 and How to play wide to change point of attack .

6. Play with minimum touches (1-2 ) when changing point of attack.

Progressions:

Option 3 :

Double Pass 3 to 11 , 11 to 3 , 3 to 9 , 9 to 11 .. Or 2 to 7 , 7 to 2 , 2 to 10 , 10 to 7 ...


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