Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Counter Attacking/Transition

Profile Summary

Matt Brewer
Name: Matt Brewer
City: Seattle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Tech: Passing and running with the ball

Tact: attacking/decision making at speed

Phys:ABCS, endurance, mobility


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up:

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Technical Warm Up: (20 mins)

Technical Warm Up:

Set up area relevent to players and age. Set up 4 corners. Players dribble ball around area and dribble to corner to perform skill move in competitive enviornment.

Progress to two teams, with players from both teams starting in all four corners. two balls from each team, dribble ball to a square and replace that player. add competition of who can visit most areas in time limit. Progress to passing into area.

Finish with opposed possession or defenders, team score by playing ball to target player or open square.

AT: 2 R:30 I:6

Coaching Points:

scanning with head

Choice of surface to pass/dribble

weight/accuracy/projection of pass

change of speed/direction

communication

Q:what areas are we attacking and why? A: open space - more time on ball and less defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Phase 1:

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Skill Phase 1: (20 mins)

Skill Phase 1:

set up 10 x 15 area with two groups of 3. defenders start with ball and serve ball to attacker who looks to score, defender looks to steal ball and score on opposite goal. once goal is scored, the goalscorer becomes defender and defender attacks at speed. each player has turn to attack or defend, then join back of their starting line. If ball goes out of play, other player dribbles ball in but now play first goal to win.

Progress: 2 v 2 to goal.

AT:2 R:30 I:8

Coaching Points:

Attacking at speed

attacking space early

early shot when available

Messi/Ronaldo/poke and go to beat player

forward passes into most space

Q: Why is attacking at speed important?A: defender slow to respond, out of position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Phase 2:

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Skill Phase 2: (15 mins)

Skill Phase 2:

Set up area suitable to players and age, 4 teams with two 5 v 5 end circles.

one team start with the ball and aim is to pass the ball to opposite end zone team. Once ball is passed in, that team become the defending team and receiving team break out of circle two attack opposite end. Team who just lost replaces attacking team in end zone. play with time limit and team gets a point everytime they play to target team.

Progress:

add time limit for bonus points

add half way line, if you can score behind that line you get bonus point

AT:4 R:1 I:3

Coaching Points:

width and depth

movement to space early

speed of play - quick and forward passing

playing to area in biggest space

number of touches to attack at speed

possess vs penetrate

Q: why are we playing to furthest player? forward passing/more time on ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Phase 3:

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Skill Phase 3: (15 mins)

Skill Phase 3:

set up area suitable to players and age. three teams with three thirds. two teams in end thirds are defending and cannot leave. team in the middle can attack any goal, once scored they retrieve the ball and attack opposite goal. if defending team win ball, they switch with attacking team.

Team who scores most goals after time limit wins.

AT:4 R:2 I:3

Coaching Points:

previous points

Width and depth

angle and distance

length and direction of pass

movement to support

speed of attacking decision

mobility and speed of shape from defence to attack

Q: why do we expand with shape? A: to allow more options/disrupt defensive shape


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Phase 4:

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Skill Phase 4: (15 mins)

Skill Phase 4:

set up area suitable to players and age. two teams with 1 gk and target player.

target player plays to blue team who look to score on goal. If red team win ball, they score by playing to target player.

add time limit for team when winning possession to score.

AT:4 R:2 I:3

Coaching Points:

All of Above

speed of play

mobility and support

penetration of pass

Q: what tells you where to attack at speed? A: cues of defender - available space, attacking opposite side of defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function:

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Function: (30 mins)

Function:

Set up area relevent to players, age, field location and system of play. starting point is from goalkeeper or server. attacking team look to score on goal, with defending team scoring on 3 half way goals. if team win possession and score within 7 seconds, they get 3 goals.

AT:5 R:2 I:4

Coaching points:

all of above

5Ws of counter attacking


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