Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Roles & Responsibilities 1-4-4-1-1 formation

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Gerardo  Mora
Name: Gerardo Mora
City: Temple City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Roles and responsibilities for all positions in a 1-4-4-2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Goalkeeper

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Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper

In Possession

Distribute early with accurate kicks, throws and rolls.

Support defenders when they have the ball and be prepared to receive on either foot.

Communicate with outfield players. Early decisions and clear,

purposeful instructions.

Out of Possession

Starting position relative to the position of the ball and in line with

the ball.

Sweeper/keeper when the defence pushes up.

Shot stopping - ready position, decision whether to catch/parry or

punch.

React to 2nd chances.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full Backs

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Full Backs

Full Backs

In Possession

Try to get on the ball from the Goalkeeper.

Recognise when to get forward to suport the attacking play and

when to stay back.

Look for forward passes which break lines.

Recognise when to come inside with or to receive the ball.

Out of Possession

Try to be close enough to the opposition wide player to pressure

their first touch.

Try to show opponents inside until level with the penalty box, then

show down the line.

Look to take quick throw-ins on your side of the pitch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Centre Backs

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Centre Backs

Centre Backs

In Possession

Be prepared to receive the ball from the goalkeeper.

Try to play angled passes behind the opposition. Play sharp, quick

passes to FB & CM.

Attack aerial balls with power, purpose & timing.

Out of Possession

Recognise when to follow opponents short and when to hold your

position.

Be comfortable playing 1v1 and 2v2, practice marking goalside

and ball side.

When full backs show wide, move deep and centrally to defend

crosses.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Central Midfielders

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Central Midfielders

Central Midfielders

In Possession

Try to create space to receive the ball but be prepared to take it in tight situations.

Try to receive the ball sideways on, allowing you to have the option to run, pass or dribble forwards.

Try to make passes which break lines to forwards or wide midfield players.

Out of Possession

Try to develop an understanding with your midfield partner so that when one joins the attack, the other holds in a defensive role.

Play a high pressure game in midfield, try to intercept passes.

Break up the opposition play.

Try to force the opposition to play wide or backwards.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wide Midfielders

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Wide Midfielders

Wide Midfielders

In Possession

Play high against the opposition full backs and threaten the space behind.

Provide accurate crosses when high up the pitch.

Recognise when to dribble or play quick combinations.

Try to be available to receive the ball at all times.

Out of Possession

Provide defensive cover in wide areas, pin the FB back.

Stop opposition crosses.

Track wide players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Striker

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Shadow Striker

Shadow Striker

In Possession

Try to link play from midfield into dangerous attacking positions using combination play or individual skill.

Try to operate in pockets of space between the opposition's midfield and defensive lines and be willing to receive the ball in tight areas.

Try to always be in a position to support the striker when the ball is played up to the number 9.

Out of Possession

Help the number 9 to stop the opposition defence from playing out from the back. Try to make play predictable.

If they play with a deep MF player, or a CB who carries the ball forward, engage them early - try to prevent forward passes.

Provide support for for team mates, try to win the ball from the "wrong side" by doubling up.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Forward

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Forward

Central Striker

In Possession

Recognise when to shoot with power & precision.

Show for passes into feet and receive on the half turn.

When play is developing in wide areas, find space between

defenders to attack crosses.

Out of Possession

Be the first line of defence, try to make play predictable.

Force the CB to play risky passes.

Try to prevent the ball going into midfield & win the ball from the "wrong side".


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