Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): CUFC Philosophy - Possession & SSG's

Profile Summary

Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity I: 4v4+1 & Break Away 2v1

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Activity I: 4v4+1 & Break Away 2v1 (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- Smaller 30 x 20 area set up as shown

- 10 Players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 2 Def/Att Players)

- 3-4 Target gates set up as shown (white cones)

- 2 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Players are split into two teams (Yellow vs Red) & compete in a 4v4 possession game inside smaller area. Attacking team can use Support Player (White) to create an overload

- Each team also has one Defender/Target Player standing in the next zone ready to play

- Attacking team aims to dribble or pass through gates to score point. After scoring second point players can break out into the Attacking Zone (see diagram)

- Once entering Attacking Zone the player in possession aims to score in either mini goal, using their team mate if needed to create a 2v1

- Once a goal is scored or attack breaks down the attacker who entered Attacking Zone swaps with team mate & becomes the new defender/attacker

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to stretch & seperate the opposition. Exploit the gaps!

- Support: Be in a position to receive the ball to; dribble through gate? and/or keep possession?

- Awareness: Always scan and take snapshots of your space & surroundings. Whats the picture?

- Transition: Attack with purpose & take advantage of overload. Lure in Defender? Use team mate as Decoy? 1v1 attacking strategies?

- Finishing: Be positive & go for goal. Check position of Defender & Goalkeeper. Can you shoot early?

Progression

P - Defender can follow Attacker to create 2v2 in Attacking Zone

P - Remove Gates. Must play a team mate into Attacking Zone after 4 consecutive passes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity II: Back-to-Back SSG

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Activity II: Back-to-Back SSG (20 mins)

Organization

- 35 x 50 set up as shown

- 12 Players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 2 Goalkeepers)

- 2 Full Size Goals set up as shown (Can use mini goals also with no keepers)

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Teams are organized into a 4v4 mini game with each team having a target player at endline

- Red team aim to score into goal on field A, while Yellow team aim to score into goal on field B

- Players in the 4v4 are free to move anywhere between both field

- Before scoring goal & on the change of possession the Attacking team must play through their target player on the outside (see diagram)

- Target Player only has 1 touch to pass to a team mate who can then score

- If goalkeeper makes a save they play to their team on the opposite field (e.g goalkeeper on field B plays for the Red team so would distribute accordingly)

- If team misplaces pass outside the area, possession begins from the oppositions goalkeeper

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to seperate opposition team & exploit gaps that appear

- Transition: Be alert, ajust & have the correct attitude in transition. Whats the situation?

- Connection: Awareness of your space, surroundings & team mates. How can you connect quickly on transition of possession when attacking?

- Finishing: Be direct & dangerous with the ball. Go for goal!

Progression

P - Target Players can now pass or dribble into the area on their touch. If they enter a team mate must take their place

P - Attacking team have a maximum pass limit before they must shoot (3/4?) this will create more transitions!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity III: 3-Team Transition

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Activity III: 3-Team Transition (20 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown (divided in half)

- 2 Full size goals set up as shown (can use mini goals also)

- 17 Players (3 x Teams of 5 & 2 Goalkeepers)

- 1 ball (additional around outside)

Activity

- Play begins with RED team attacking BLUE team in one half of the field. Meanwhile the 3rd team YELLOW waits in the other half

- If the BLUE team win the ball they can possession into opposite half & now attack the YELLOW team.

- If the RED team score they receive another ball, turn & attack the YELLOW team in opposite half

- If the keeper saves the ball, they play to the defending team BLUE who now move up & attack

- Game continues in same format

- Keep score and count the successful attacks made by each team

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to seperate opposition team & exploit gaps that appear

- Transition: Be alert, ajust & have the correct attitude in transition. Whats the situation?

- Connection: Awareness of your space, surroundings & team mates. How can you connect quickly on transition of possession when attacking?

- Finishing: Be direct & dangerous with the ball. Go for goal!

Progressions

P - Attacking team has two touch limit

P - Attacking team has a time limit to score

P - If Keeper saves the ball new Attacking team must try to play out


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity IV: Switch Goal Game

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Activity IV: Switch Goal Game (20 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- Endzone (shaded), Mini Goals, Full Size Goal & Target Gates set up as shown

- 11 to 13 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 2 Target Players & 1 Goalkeeper)

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Two teams play a directional game (Full Size to Targets or Mini Goals to End Zone)

- Score past keeper in full size vs Pass into Target player

- Score in mini goals vs dribble into end zone & stop the ball

- After set time & on coaches command of "SWITCH", teams must switch & defend the area on their left

- The directional game continues

- If goal is scored or ball leaves the area coach quickly plays in new ball

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to seperate opposition team & exploit gaps that appear

- Transition: Be alert, ajust & have the correct attitude in transition. Whats the situation?

- Connection: Awareness of your space, surroundings & team mates. How can you connect quickly on transition of possession when attacking?

- Finishing: Be direct & dangerous with the ball. Go for goal!

Progressions

P - Attacking team has two touch limit in possession

P - If Attacking team scores in one end they turn & attack opposite end

P - Give varying points for the different goals (e.g. 1 endzone dribble, 2 for mini goals etc)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity V: High Press SSG

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Activity V: High Press SSG (20 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown (divided in half)

- 3 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 11 Players (5 Attackers, 5 Defenders & 1 Target Player)

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Two teams play directional possession game with no goalkeepers

- Players are free to move anywhere

- To score a goal, the Attacking team can only shoot in their own half

- Attacking team can shoot from own half or play a through ball to score (can't pass in attacking half)

- This will encourage high pressing from the defending team!

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to seperate opposition team & exploit gaps that appear

- Transition: Be alert, ajust & have the correct attitude in transition. Whats the situation?

- Connection: Awareness of your space, surroundings & team mates. How can you connect quickly on transition of possession when attacking?

- Finishing: Be direct & dangerous with the ball. Go for goal!

Progression

P - Attacking team has two touch limit in possession

P - Can only shoot after 3 passes in own half


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity VI: Overload Transition Game

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Activity VI: Overload Transition Game (20 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- 12 Players (5 Attackers, 5 Defenders & 2 Goalkeepers)

- 2 Full size goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Two teams play a directional SSG

- The Defending team must have 2 players to the side of goal at all times

- Attacking team always has a 5v3 advantage in possession

- If a goal is scored or possession is won, Defenders now Attack the opposite end with 5v3 advantage

- New Defending team must react & remove 2 players from game

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to seperate opposition team & exploit gaps that appear

- Transition: Be alert, ajust & have the correct attitude in transition. Whats the situation?

- Connection: Awareness of your space, surroundings & team mates. How can you connect quickly on transition of possession when attacking?

- Finishing: Be direct & dangerous with the ball. Go for goal!

Progressions

P - Attacking team has two touch limit in possession

P - If Attacking team have not scored or shot at goal after 10 seconds Defenders gain 1 player (5v4)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity VII: Shooting vs Dribbling Game

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Activity VII: Shooting vs Dribbling Game (20 mins)

Organization

- 30x 50 set up as shown

- 10 Players (5 Attackers & 5 Defenders)

- 2 Full Size Goals set up as shown

- 2 Target Gates set up as shown (Poles)

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Two teams play directional game with goalkeepers

- Each team has different objectives

- YELLOW team aim to score in any goal. Whilst RED team aim to intercept & dribble or pass the ball through target gates

- RED team can also use both Goalkeepers in possession

- After set time switch each teams objectives

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to seperate opposition team & exploit gaps that appear

- Transition: Be alert, ajust & have the correct attitude in transition. Whats the situation?

- Connection: Awareness of your space, surroundings & team mates. How can you connect quickly on transition of possession when attacking?

- Finishing: Be direct & dangerous with the ball. Go for goal!

Progressions

P - Attacking team has two touch limit in possession

P - After scoring through gates that team can now score in either goal (switch roles)


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