Football/Soccer Session (U16): Pressure-Cover-Balance

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Marc Anthony William, Adult Member

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Marc Anthony William
Name: Marc Anthony William
City: Bronx
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Points:

1. Roles - pressure,cover & balance

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.


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 (10 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown.

2. 15 yds.

Instructions:

1. Players perform dynamic/active streches.

Coaching Points:

1. Quality over Quantity.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo's

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Rondo's (10 mins)

Organization:

8x8

4v1

Instructions:

Players keep ball away from defender without leaving area.

Players are free to move anywhere in the area.

If defender wins the ball or forces ball out they change with last attacker to give the ball away.

Coaching Points:

Timing, accuracy and weight of pass

Movement off the ball

Communication

Use both feet

Pass to space as well as players

Progressions:

Limit touches

Use of weaker foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Scenarios II

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Defensive Scenarios II (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (3 zones of 10-12 yds & 20 yds witdh)

2. Three teams of 3 players

Instructions:

1. Semi-opposed.

2. If ball is played through, team receives a point and becomes defending team.

3. If defending team wins possession of the ball they attempt to score on small goals.

Coaching Points:

1. Roles - pressure, cover & Balance.

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 plus targets

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3v3 plus targets (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (30x20)

2. 3v3 plus targets

Instructions:

1. Players look to possess the ball and find pass to target on the ground.

2. One point for playing the ball to the opposite side target player.

3. After point ball will start with team that gave up point from target player.

4. Team that scored has to start behind confrontation line.

*** As session progresses show players cues of when to press higher.

Coaching Points:

1. Roles - pressure, cover & Balance.

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.

*** Visual cues to press: Bad touch or pass, backwards pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (30 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (65x45)

2. 8v8 w/ GK's

3. Both teams play with a 2-3-2 shape.

Instructions:

Minimal coaching points on topics addressed during the session.

* Show full picture of topic during game.

* Tie all 4 lines.

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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