Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defending from the front to prevent direct ball

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Ben Stait
Name: Ben Stait
City: Barry
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up (30 mins)

In groups of 2's and 3's passing the ball - 5 minutes

Activation 15 minutes

All X's start with a ball in their hand, O's go around the circle, receive the ball on the floor to each foot then go and find another ball - 1 minute turnaround.

1) Pass

2) Volley

3) Volley with laces

4) Chest and half volley

5) Headers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introductory Activity

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Introductory Activity (15 mins)

Grid - 30x25yds

Reds have to get the ball from 1 target player to the other.

Blues try to win the ball and score in the goals

2 Blues per square - Yellow is defending but can move into both squares

Deep lyer of the reds can also move between squares

Challenges

Can the deep lyer of the reds play on the outside shoulder of yellow?

Thus, can the yellow be aware of the deep lyer's positioning and always be in a position to cut out the line of pass into him?

Can the blues win the ball and score?

Detail

Strikers press and show outside players inside

The yellow player blocks the line of the pass into red deep lyer

Work-Rest

90 second transition periods between swap overs

4 Blues and Yellow swap with reds after 4 minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function

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Function (25 mins)

Ball starts with the coach who will mix feeding the ball to the reds and the goalkeeper of the blues.

Reds have to score within 8 seconds, blues have to try and score in any of the 3 mini goals.

After each phase of play, players recover into these starting positions and the next play starts again in 30 seconds.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ideal positioning

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Ideal positioning

Goalkeeper on the ball

Drop deeper and allow the keeper to play out but working off 3 triggers to engage:

1) bad touch or opportunity to knick the ball

2) if the player is shaping up for the long ball

3) can the ball be won back within 6 seconds, if not - drop into the positions below.

RS - cuts out the line of the pass to the LWB and stands on the outside shoulder of the LCB to show back inside.

LS - cuts out the line of the pass to the RWB and stands on the outside shoulder of the RCB to show back inside.

No.10 - in between CB and CDM in a position whereby he can engage quickly if the GK played to CB and cut the line of the pass to the CDM.

RWB and LWB - Within a distance to engage on the opposite wing back, showing back inside.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

4x4 minute blocks - 1 minute feedback

Block 1

Red team losing 1-0

Blue team winning 1-0

Block 2

The blues have to pass it to their deep lyer before they can score

Block 3

How quickly can the blue team get it to their striker?

Block 4

Let them play


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