Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending with the Midfield three. (Start Time: 2016-02-20 13:30:00)

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Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice
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Passing Practice (10 mins)

What

Today we are going to work on defending in the central of midfield.

When

When opposition defenders or midfielders are on the ball

Who

Our #6 #8 #10

Where

Middle of the field (middle-defending third)

Why

To deny space and time

To win the ball

To prevent goal scoring opportunities

Set Up

Create a field as shown in diagram with plenty of balls around the outside.

How to Play

Two teams attack, one team defends.

Black and Red (attackers) aim is to play through the middle channel in order to keep possession. Ball must be played below head height.

Blue (defenders) can send one player in the area to defend, the other shape up to protect ball being played through.

Play for 3 minutes then rotate. Defending team who let the most balls through owe a forfeit!!!

Progressions

- limit passes on ball being played through

- defenders can switch in and out

- allow second defender to go in (look for opportunities to double team or 2v2 - has to be the right time)

Player Tasks

- Can you get into a position where you can prevent the ball being played past you.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positional Game

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Positional Game (15 mins)

Set Up

Create a field 24x30m in size with a 12x12m box in the middle. Will need 3 teams of 4 players.

How to Play

One team defenders whilst the other two teams work together to keep possession (3 mins and rotate)

Blue defend - The aim for blue is to stop the opposition from passing in/through the box.

Red/Black - The aim is to pass in or through the box succerssfully.

Points

Defending team:

1 point for winning possession and making 2 passes

1 point for winning possession and dribbling out of area

1 point for winning possession and scoring a goal

Attacking team(s):

1 point for successfully passing in the box (must keep possession)

1 point for successfully passing through the box

1 point for successfully dribbling through the box

1 point for passing around the 4 boxes uninterrupted

Progressions

- Play with two balls

Player Tasks

- Can the nearest defender pressure the ball quickly

- Can you recover quickly back into the box after pressuring

- Can central players ensure there is no free pass into or through the box

- If we win possession, can we keep it.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Training

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Game Training (25 mins)

Set Up

Set up two cones where #3 & #4 Red can pass to each other and set out a box 30x30m in size where the midfields operate.

How to Play

Starting point is with Red #3 & #4 who always start with a switch, they will play back and forth until they have an opportunity to play in to one of their midfielders.

Red combine to score but must attack through the front of the box.

Blue look to win possession and play to Red #3 or #4 as quickly as possible.

When attacking/defending, 2 midfielders can go and one must stay - this applies to both teams.

Progressions

- Red #3 & #4 can play direct to Red #9

- Make Blue #10 a recovery runner - recovers as soon as the ball is played into the box by Red #3 & #4

- Add wide players for red - ball must still go through the front of the box in order to attack.

- Add a #9 Blue who operates as a passive defender against the two CB and acts as a target man when Blue win the ball.

- Add a goal just behind Red #3 & #4 for blue to counter and attempt to score.

Player Tasks

#6 #8 #10

At all times can you -

- make sure you're compact and there is no clear path through to Red #9

- pressure the nearest attacker on the ball forcing play wide/back

- offer cover to the defender pressuring

- recover and get behind the ball if beaten


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Training Game

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Training Game (20 mins)

Set Up

Create a field using the width of the penalty box to the half way line and have a goal at either end.

How to Play

Both teams set up in a 1-2-3-1 formation.

Normal rules apply except kick in's instead of throw in's and there are no corners - ball starts with the GK of team who won the corner.

If extra players

- neutral players patrolling the wide areas and playing for the team in possession - on two touch max.


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