Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): CL - Pressure or Hold Line of confrontation as a team

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

To press or hold a line of confrontation as a team


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

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CL Warm Up (15 mins)

Warm Up - Before getting into the skill portion of the warm up be sure to go through a full dynamic routine to prepare the muscles

Movement:

- Jog to end of cones and back x2

- skipp to end of cones and back x1

- shuffle to end of cones and back x1

Dynamic

- kicks

- opposite hands to feet

- quads

- leg cradle

- calf

- groin

- Hip Flex

Skills: each pass goes through a new gate moving down the line

Facing each other:

- Inside of foot receive & Inside of foot pass

- Outside of foot receive & inside of foot pass

- Bottom of foot receive & inside of foot pass

- Bottom of foot receive & bottom of foot pass

Forward Facing:

- Inside of foot receive & inside of foot pass

- Inside of foot receive & outside of foot pass

- Outside of foot receive & outside of foot pass

- 1 touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to gates

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1v1 to gates (20 mins)

Use multiple fields have players play 1v1 to gates. start with dribble through gate to score. Initiate game by defender passing ball into attacker with a difficult lofted ball, switch sides after a few minutes so that both teams get a chance to attack.

- Progress to making the players dribble or pass through the gate to score 

Coaching points:

- read flight of ball

- lofted ball or bad touch pressure hard: sprint & close down

- No Shots: engage the attackers body upon big touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Plus Goalkeeper (Large Goals)

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2v2 Plus Goalkeeper (Large Goals) (30 mins)

separate the kids into two teams. Each team sets up at one end of the field in two lines (off the field). Coach plays a ball in to one team. the initial ball will be lofted and difficult to control. the first player in each group wil come in to play making a 2v2 game to large goals with goalkeepers. Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds the players on the field go off to the outside and new players begin a new game. Switch which team you're playing the ball to.

CP's

- Read flight of ball and know whether to press the player before they get the ball or to anticipate a poor first touch

- second player cheats a little higher and tighter anticipating high press and poor touches

- when there's clear possession review proper and smart pressure & cover

- read cues of when to press hard and when to drop into position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Small Sided to gates

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4v4 Small Sided to gates (25 mins)

In a 4v4 setting, split the teams up evenly and have 2 goals Each with a goalkeeper. Coach initiate the game with a difficult pass making for a pressure situation. Once the game is initiated all four attackers try to score while 4 defenders try to win the ball and counter attack. Players cannot score unless they are in the attacking half of the field.

Based on the situations players need to read whether or not it's time to press hard or drop back, stay compact, and hold a line of confrontations

CP's

- Read flight of ball and know whether to press the player before they get the ball or to anticipate a poor first touch

- second player cheats a little higher and tighter anticipating high press and poor touches

- when there's clear possession review proper and smart pressure & cover

- read cues of when to press hard and when to drop into position

- with clear possession discuss compactness, get to them hard once they cross the line of confrontation, & how to shif as a unit


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