Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Transitional Pressing (Start Time: 2015-10-26 19:00:00)

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Harry Jennings, Adult Member

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Harry Jennings
Name: Harry Jennings
City: Pittsburgh
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Learning Objectives:

Close ball immediately and do the work in transition to counter-press. Read the visual cues of when to close, and organize as we run.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Closing Warmup

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Closing Warmup (15 mins)

Closing warmup

Close on ball as if closing on player with ball -- take away the central line, push to one side, and then jockey back, switching direction of "herding"

Coaching points:

-- arc the approaching run to take away central

-- herd to one side

-- body shape: chest over knees, nose over toes, even as you move backwards

-- big strides to close ground, short strides to get your feet under you.

Progression:

Have a player on the ball and attempt to play pass across the byline

Intersperse dynamic warmups with the technical warmup; jump work: laterals, verticals, one legged laterals; core: planks, scissors.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4+2 transitional rondo

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4v4+2 transitional rondo (20 mins)

4v4+2 Transitions

Four teams of four.

Possession game played in a grid split into 2 halves lengthwise, team in possession plays on the exterior with assistance of two interior neutrals.

Blue begins in possession as shown, taking up outside positions. Two Orange and one Joker occupy each half of the field.

Defenders in interior cannot leave their zone (builds positional ideas.) However, neutrals can move freely within entire interior, but both neutrals cannot be in same quandrant at the same time.

Play is a basic rondo using interior neutrals to move the ball in both dimensions.

If Orange wins the ball, they quickly switch positions with Blue, new defending team of four enters to defend; play is continuous.

Coaching points:

-"Positional" awareness (defending players work only within their zone)

-Quick transition upon winning/losing the ball (expand/contract)

-Press hard upon losing the ball

-Maximize the 2v1 defending advantage in each zone while pressing, force play to where you want the ball

- body shape and technique from warmup

- move while the ball moves

- communicate and organize as ball is moving.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 transitional 4 goal game

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5v5 transitional 4 goal game (20 mins)

5v5 Transition game to four goals

Three teams of five.

goals can only be scored from final third

when ball goes out in defending half (regardless of goal/no goal/ who is was out off of) new team comes on with a new ball.

Coaching points:

-- play is continuous: stop the ball immediately and try to trap it in your own scoring zone

-- communicate and co-ordinate: force the ball into pressure pockets/ away from dangerous space

--quick movement, quick thinking

-- technique from warmup & first exercise

(If 16 players, play to goal and counter)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v7 to counter goal (counter press)

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6v7 to counter goal (counter press) (20 mins)

6v7 to counter goals

Ball starts with team going to goal; when ball is won by defending team , shut them down immediately, trying to keep ball to one side of the field and limiting options out.

Coaching points:

-- pressurize ball immediately

-- get compact near ball: do not watch the game, play it

-- try and get everyone in two zones and keep the ball closed to win it high.

Progressions: add fullbacks for 8v7; open to full Laws of the Game.


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