Football/Soccer Session (U15): 02 VDA / 01 NPL - Team Defending (Pressure Pockets) - 18Aug16 (Start Time: 2016-08-18 18:30:00)

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Michael Cullina, Adult Member

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Michael Cullina
Name: Michael Cullina
City: Fairfax, VA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Team Defending - Pressure Pockets

- Individual defending (body position / communication)

- Establishing starting positions

- When to press / When to squeeze


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo - Open Field

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Rondo - Open Field (10 mins)

Rondo - Open Field

Set-up: Appropriate number of 8x8 - 10x10 grids

Organization: 4 attacking players in each grid with one defender in fewer than all grids.

Activity: Grids with no defender play 1 touch. Grids with defender play 2 touch. When defender wins the ball or it goes out of the grid, the offending player becomes the defender and must find a grid with no defender. The previous defender joins the group of 4.

Coaching Points

Vision & awareness | Communication | Technical passing & receiving


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Flying Changes

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2v2 Flying Changes (20 mins)

Flying Changes - 2v2

Game is played 2v2 + GK. On ball over defensive end line new pair dribbles new ball on to field. Attackers immediately transition to defenders (Origina pair is off.) Ball across touch line is played to appropriate team from teammates. Offside in effect.

Coaching Points

Defending - Immediate pressure with communication | Communication from covering defender and goalkeeper (e.g. "push outside") | Covering distance & angle (no split) | Isolate 1 attacker | Double team

Attacking - Drive at defenders | Movement off the ball | Isolate defenders | Combinations (cues and execution) | Body position to provide 1-touch finish


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 10v11 Pressing

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10v11 Pressing (15 mins)

10v10+1 Midfield to Final Third

Teams play 10v11. Active team (red) in a 3-3-3. Control team (blue) in 4-3-3.

Activity: Control team may not pressure behind restraining line (red). Control team uses restraining line (blue) for offside line.

Coaching Points

Create pressure pockets | Organize and communicate | Control offside space (body position to recover) | Transition to attack (player that wins it cannot lose it!)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11 4-3-3 v 4-3-3

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11v11 4-3-3 v 4-3-3 (30 mins)

11v11 - 4-3-3 v. 4-4-2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting Progression 1-3

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Shooting Progression 1-3 (15 mins)

Shooting Progression 1-3 Combination - 2.5-minute activities

Player 1 passes to 2. Player 2 sets 3. Player 3 shoots. All 1 touch. Rotation - follow your pass

Progression 1: All passes on the ground

Progression 2: Player 2 clips ball for a volley (if level allows)

Coaching Points

Weight of pass | Timing of run | Shooting technique (plant foot, ankle locked, follow through)


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