Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Support Play in the Midfield and Final Third

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Joe Tinker
Name: Joe Tinker
City: Leicester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice PT1

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Practice PT1

The blues are set up in a 4-1-1 formation attacking the goal. The reds are set up in a 3-3/4 formation with a Target Player at the opposite end.

To score the reds must make 5 passes, 3 of which must be in midfield before the ball can be played to their Target Player (position as a CDM/CAM/ST to work on movement & linking passes). Once a goal is scored the ball is played to the blues who look to play through their #10/9 before 2 midfielders can break to make a 4v3 in the attacking third. The #9/10 have the opportunity to drop in to a safe zone where they have a free touch of the ball before they can be pressed. This may allow them to set the ball back to a CM, play square to an oncoming RW/LW or turn and attack the goal.

Emphasis should be on clever rotations of position and movement of supporting RW/LW/CM whilst ensuring defensive security is maintained. See Screen 2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice PT 2

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Practice PT 2

Challenge Target Player to find times to play directly to #10 and challenge #10 to find a balance between setting wide first time, setting back and turning and driving towards opponents. Triggers should be positioning of team mates in relation to the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression

The Target Player is now removed and the middle section is increased. Each End Zone is set up 2v1 and the Central Zone has the remaining players. There is a minimum of 3 passes before the ball can be played into an End Zone and this can either be played to the #9 or a through ball to a midfield runner, to encourage movement of #9 a goal = 3 points if the ball is played through them to start the attack. Once the ball is in attack the team can overload 3v2. Progress accordingly.


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Pitch Line 2
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