Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G00/G03 - Out of possession in defensive 1/3 - Improve back four

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

~#4/5 winning balls in air; ~#2/3 reducing space between CBs; #4/5 reading cues of when to step vs. drop


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech. WU

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Tech. WU (20 mins)

1) Arrival activity: Aerial balls + 1st touch into pugg goal.

2) Tech. Warm Up

Setup:

Cones setup as shown.

4 lines (1 line for each position in back four)

Activity:

1) 4 players come out from lines and coach serves 4 balls in. Player receives and plays back in two touches and other players move to cover/balance positions behind ball.

2) Progress to remove inner cones and use outer cones. Add goalkeeper and work in bigger space.

3) Progress to playing longer balls to 2nd coach.

After the 4 balls have been played, players run around cones and perform warmup exercises:

a)jog, carioca, diagonal shuffles

b)activation

c)inch worm, quad-sky-to-toe, T-hamstring, lateral squats

d)linear skip, power skip

e)linear bound, 45 degree bound

f) quick feet to accel, quick feet lateral to accel, back pedal to accel


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo-3 team

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Rondo-3 team (20 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 3 reps = 12 min

Setup:

2 outer grids of 25x20; central grid of 25x10

3 teams of 5

Activity:

Team in possession must complete at least 3 (modify to 4 or 5 if too fast) before they can switch play to opposite side.

Only defenders can earn points by: 1) Steal ball and score in counter-goal (2 points) or 2)Steal ball and play into central defenders (1 point) or 3) Central defenders intercept pass (1 point)

Progression:

+Allow far side team to send in a player to central zone to play through (i.e. a center midfielder)

Coaching Points:

~3 central defenders keep gaps small between

~Reading cues of when to step up vs. drop off

~Checking shoulders to see who to screen (intercept pass)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 SSG

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7v7 SSG (20 mins)

Intervals:

4 min work + 2 min rest x 4 reps = 24 min

Setup:

Half field (field should be 60 yards wide)

2 teams in 1-4-2 formation.

Balls behind each GK.

Activity:

1) Teams score by passing ball into GK feet.

2) Teams score by passing ball into GK hands (or feet).

Coaching Points:

~Cues of when to step: bouncing ball, backward pass

~Don't let player on ball turn to face forward

~Back four squeezing together to deny penetrating pass

~Reading cues of when to drop: time & space on ball, head up, approaching ball to strike

~Open body shape of back four - see ball and player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v8 half field

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7v8 half field (20 mins)

Intervals:

5 min work + 2 min rest x 3 reps = 21 min

Setup:

Half field with 3 counter goals for defending team.

Defensive team in 1-4-2.

Attacking team in 2-3-3

Activity:

Balls alternate starting positions: goal kick for def., free kick for attack, throw in.

When in possession, attacking team has 8 players. Out of possession the 2 outside backs drop back in gates (no defense).

Coaching Point:

~Deny central penetration

~Marking position: ball-side, goal-side

~Stepping up when possible: "when ball goes up, we go up"

~GK protecting space behind back four

Progression:

+Outside backs always in (8v7)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Play

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8v8 Play (20 mins)

Intervals:

10 min work + 2 min rest x 2 reps = 24 min

1-4-2-1 vs. 1-2-2-3

Field size: 70x60


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