Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): When to press, when to drop 2 (Start Time: 2013-11-25 17:30:00)

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Rob Coleman, Adult Member

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Rob Coleman
Name: Rob Coleman
City: Kings Lynn
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Part 2 turns into a Phase of Play. The outcome for the defending team is to win the ball and play to the target players to score.

The main focus is at what point the team look to press.

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In this progression from part 1, two target goals are added.

Teams are set up as BLUE 1-4-3-1, RED play a 1-4-2. Play starts from a RED CM. He should look to touch ball from his feet and shot. This will mean the BLUEs start in a deep position. The ball should then go from the GK to the GREEN (RED team) CB who is over the half way line. This will give the BLUE team the opportunity to push out from defence. The CB can play up to and just over the halfway line.

The goal of the BLUEs is to intercept the ball and play into the two small goals. They can use the GREEN player as a TARGET MAN who cannot go over the half way line.


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Here there is no pressure on the CB with the ball. The BLUES have pushed up but the defence has got narrower. The CBs should mark the CF's on the inside of the goal posts. THE GK has pushed up to close the space in behind the defence and act as a sweeper.

The BLUE CM's are not tight on the RED CM's. They have split the area to both stop a forward pass into the RED CF's and to pressure any pass to the RED CM's.

If the RED CB advances then the CM's must decide to concede the space and drop or pressure the RED CB. If they drop then defence drops and is still narrow (no wider than the 18 yard area)


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Here the RED CM come to look for the pass, he is followed by the BLUE CM. This creates space for the LW to advance. The BLUE RB curves a run to delay the RED LW and allow the BLUE CM to recover the other 2 BLUE CM's should look to cover and possible passes from RED back to the midfield. When the defence shuffle right the BLUE LB should be aware of the space in behind and the RED RW. If the ball is played across the field the whole defence re-adjust.


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Other passing options. If the RED CB look prepared to hit a long ball the BLUE defence should be prepared to drop and hold ground.

If a RED CM come short to receive the ball and can turn and has space to move then again the defence should drop along with the CM. The team must decide where they are prepared to concede ground and where the line of pressure is.

If the pass is into the RED CF, can the BLUE CB put pressure on the player? If he can, how do the defence re-org to provide cover and balance.


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