Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Attack vs Defense

Profile Summary

David VanHeeswijk
Name: David VanHeeswijk
City: Calverton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

Warmup (20 mins)

2 v 2 Zonal

Description:

- Blue team attacks, white team defends

- Only one white player is allow in each zone to defend

- If blue team advance into second zone, they play 2 v 1 to try and stop the ball on the goal line

- If white win the ball, they counter 2 v 2 towards the other line and only must cross to get a point.

- Switch roles every round (attack and defense)

Coaching Points:

Attack

- Decision making on when to pass or dribble

- Movement to create better space and angles of support or to get in behind the first defender

- Effective communication to increase speed of play

- Skilled attacking play to beat the two defenders (Not just "brute force")

Defense

- Getting pressure on the ball quickly to close as much space as possible

- Communication from the second defender to help first defender

- Angle of cover from second defender to make it more difficult to get in behind

- Aggressive, hard tackling to win the ball

- Quick, explosive transition from both players to get across the line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Decision Making Corridor

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Decision Making Corridor
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Decision Making Corridor

Decision Making Corridor (25 mins)

Decision Making Corridor (Modification)

Description: (5 v 5 - 7 v 7)

- 3 Zones as marked

- Attacking team (blue) tries to play forward to eventually dribble through one of the three gates on the far side

- Defending team is only allowed to defend their zone and cannot leave the back line of their zone until the ball enters the zone

- Attacking players are able to move anywhere within their own zone

- Attacking team can send 1 extra player into an advanced zone when the ball crosses into the zone

- Defending team counters on the other team through the other gates when winning the ball (no restriction to space when ball transfers possession)

- If ball goes out, restarts in first zone and attacking team tries to attack again

- Switch roles after a few minutes, adding score all along

Progressions:

- Allow defenders to leave the line, but must stay in their zone

- Allow attackers to dribble across zones

- Allow attackers to move backwards a zone to create even more overload

- Remove zonal restrictions to defending team, but not attacking team

Coaching Points:

Attack

- Movement off the ball to create opportunities to move the ball forward

- Patient play to find the right opportunity to penetrate into the next zone

- Quick ball movement to find the late run coming from the extra attacker joining the zone

- Creative ball movement to get into the attacking zone

Defense

- Discipline to not allow the ball to move forward

- Communication with the advanced zone to assist them in defending their area

- Effective pressure/cover to limit the attacks ability to penetrate

- Explosive counter attack when ball is won to get it forward

- Strong challenges to make attackers heads go down.


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL