Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Liam Craig UEFA B Aberdeen Strengths - Defending in the Final Third

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Name: Dave Buglass
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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Set Up:

Box 20x20 yards

8 players in the middle in pairs

8 players on the side with a ball

Rotation:

Players in middle working

Different touches in the middle - pass, volley, header, with 1 player applying pressure

Coaching Points:

Touches on the ball

Defenders getting tight

Distances

Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1

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Component 1 (15 mins)

Set Up:

Half a pitch

Line across pitch 25 yards from goal

GK and four defenders

Two strikers and 8 midfielders in two 4s

Target man for defenders to hit

Rotation:

Target man plays ball up for defence to clear.

Four midfielders and the two strikers attack the back four trying to score.

Defenders clear their area and get up to the line to recover.

Progression:

Add a defensive/sitting midfielder in to help the back four

Coaching Points:

Clearing the ball

Clearing the box - up to the line

Slow attacks down

Force wide

Compact shape - opposite fullback narrow and tucked in

Covering each other - dropped off

Communication with goalkeeper and defensive midfielder


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2

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Component 2 (15 mins)

Three Zone Game - Stop the Cross

Set Up:

Half a pitch - 2 goals and 2 GKs

Three zones width of 18 yard box

Two channels length of pitch, 18 yard box to touchline

Formations - Reds 4-1-1; Blues 2-2-2

Floating player each side

Rotation:

Red fullbacks can go into middle zone when in possession of the ball

Two reds can join the red striker in the final third when in possession

Red fullbacks can go out and stop the cross in from the floaters

Blue defenders must stay in defensive zone

One blue midfielder can join strikers in possession

Progression:

Take away zones, all in, opposite floater can attack cross at back post

Coaching Points:

Body positions

Covering each other

Communication with goalkeeper and defensive midfielder


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play

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Phase of Play (10 mins)

Set Up:

Full width of pitch, one half.

Defensive team with GK set up 4-2-1

Attacking team set up 2-4-2

Rotation:

A - Full back caught up park

B - Centre back caught out of position

Coaching Points:

Body positions

Covering each other

Communication with goalkeeper and defensive midfielder


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