Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Counter attacking 1

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Ramiro Vengoechea, Adult Member

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Ramiro Vengoechea
Name: Ramiro Vengoechea
City: Miami
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session designed to teach players how to play on the counter.


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

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Technical Activity (15 mins)

Set Up: Put various obstacles such as traffic cones, hurdles and ladders in the middle section. 1 ball between each team.

Instructions: The aim is to pass the ball by hand amongst the team. Upon the coaches whistle, the player with the ball must place it on the ground. Simultaneously, each team will run via the obstacles in the middle area to the opposite end, avoiding contact with each other.

The team who reaches the opposite area in the fastest time scores a point. Repeat as you wish.

Progression: Can use 1 or 2 touches. Ball must now be played on the floor.

Coaching Points: Quick transition. Agility Footwork. Movement—Pass and Move. Replace space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Game

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Small-Sided Game (25 mins)

Set Up: Split the pitch into 2 halves. 1 goal at each end of the pitch complete with a GK. 2 teams of 3 active players. A spare man or floater to be used by the team in possession creating an overload. He can play anywhere. In 1 half set up a 1v1 scenario, in the other set up a 2v2.

Instructions: Both sets of players must stick to their own half of the pitch. Players can shoot from anywhere on the pitch.


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

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Opposed Activity (20 mins)

Set Up: In between the 2 mini goals place 2 cones, 10 yards apart. 2 players stand at each cone and play will start with them. In the final third, towards the main goal, start with 1 attacker and 1 defender. On the outside of the area (or the wings) have 2 defenders on each side numbered 1 – 4.

Instruction: Play starts with 1 ball at the feet of a player stood by a cone. He passes to his teammate on the opposite cone who takes a touch and plays into the striker. Both players from the cones join their teammate to make it a 3v1 situation. On the coach's call, 1 defender can join in to make a 3v2. For example if the coach shouts 3, then number 3 joins in. The aim is for the attackers to score. 1 Full Size goal at one end complete with GK. At the opposite end have a mini goal/target in each corner. If the defenders win the ball, they can score in the 2 mini goals or pass to the coach who stands between the 2.

Progression: Add more players making it an initial 4v1, then 2 defenders to make 4v3.

Coaching Points: Use of overloads. Tempo of play. Disguise passing/intention. Communication. Support runs—don’t run in straight lines.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided Game

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Small-Sided Game (25 mins)

Set Up: Divide players into equal teams of 3. 2 goals. 2 cones to divide the pitch into 2 halves.

Instructions: Play 3v3. Goals, however, will only count if all players on the team are in the attacking half.


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