Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Hagerstown Shootout Game 1 & 2 - Oct 8/9th, 2016

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Nathean  Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Silver Spring
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Starting Line Up

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Starting Line Up

We will be playing in a simple 1-4-2-3-1 formation throughout the tournament as it gives us defensive stability and allows us to be strong centrally which is a key focus for us this weekend!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st Subs (approx. 10-12mins)

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1st Subs (approx. 10-12mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2nd Half

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2nd Half


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st Subs - 2nd half (approx 10-12 mins)

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1st Subs - 2nd half (approx 10-12 mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical

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Tactical

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Tactically I'm simplifying the plan for this tournament to ensure clear understanding for all.

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DEFENSIVE UNIT

(#1, #2, #3, #4, #5) (ANDY, JACOB, JONATHAN, MADDEN, KYLE, THOMAS, LUKE, PATRICK)

 3 KEY PRIORITIES

1.COMPACTNESS IN THE CENTRAL AREAS

2. COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE AGGRESSIVELY!!!

3. INTENSITY AND WORK ETHIC!

 I expect to hear us aggressively communicating as a team. I want to hear:

"push/press, slide, recover, no turn, force right/left" etc

*1 v 1 individual defensive battles are key....YOU MUST WIN THOSE by being patient, focused on POSITION FIRST, ball second.

*STAY COMPACT and connected as individual players to form a strong unit

*When the ball goes negative, push higher up the field!!

*Pass off players as they move horizontally across the field....but TRACK VERTICAL RUNNERS!!

*DEFENDING THE CENTRAL AREAS AGGRESSIVELY AND ENSURING WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE IN RELATION TO OUR CENTRAL GOAL AT ALL TIMES (HEAD ON A SWIVEL)

* Do not allow any balls through the back line centrally....make everything go wide!

*GK ROLE:

*Be conservative with ball distribution

*Punch aerial balls in the box whenever possible! Especially if it's crowded

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MIDFIELD UNIT

(#6, #8, #10) (JACOB, GRAHAM, LUKE, ERIC, MADDEN, JUSTIN, THOMAS, PATRICK, MADDEN, KYLE)

3 PRIORITIES:

STAY CONNECTED WITH EACH OTHER AND OUR 2 OTHER UNITS (DEFENSE/ATTACK)

MANAGE OUR COUNTER ATTACKS

POSSESSION/POSSESSION/POSSESSION IS PRECIOUS

 *DO NOT GIVE THE BALL AWAY CHEAPLY - IT'S PRECIOUS

Stay connected with our defensive unit and forward lines (transition well)

* Win the battle for the middle of the field

*CAN WE INCREASE THE ACCURACY OF OUR PASSING?

* CAN WE LOOK TO PLAY THE BALL OUT OF TIGHT AREAS WITH A LONGER BALL (SWITCH THE PLAY OR SEND IT LONG AFTER A SERIES OF SHORTER PASSES)

*HOW WELL CAN WE MAINTAIN OUR TEAM SHAPE IN CONNECTION TO OUR DEFENSIVE LINE/ATTACKING LINE

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ATTACKING UNIT

(#7, #9, #10, #11) (MARTIN, MADDEN, KENNY, ZACH, TOLU, ERIC)

3 PRIORITIES:

IT'S ALL ABOUT QUALITY FINISHING! (HIT THE TARGET!!!)

SPEED/EARLY RUNS THAT DICTATE PASSING

POSSESSION/SUPPORT PLAY 

* Ensure that our #9 plays as high as possible to take advantage of opportunities in behind their back line! Keep defenders honest!

THE QUALITY OF OUR FINISHING DETERMINES THE RESULT:

The surface we use - inside, outside, toe, laces, how we shape the shot - curl high, shape in corners low, drive ball hard and low, across the GK to far post.

HOW COMPOSED WILL WE BE WHEN WE GET IN FRONT OF GOAL?

 *DO NOT DRIBBLE THE BALL INTO DEAD CORNERS IN NUMBERS DOWN SITUATIONS. Pull the ball back out and look for support.

*HOW WELL DO WE MAKE EARLY RUNS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BALLS PLAYED OUT OF TIGHT SPACES (EITHER FROM SWITCH OR LONGER BALL)

*If we get opportunity to attack over the top we take it, otherwise #9 MUST hold up the ball to allow support players to join.


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