Football/Soccer Session (Reserves): Playing through 4 MF and withdrawn striker to lone striker. (Start Time: 2015-02-27 13:20:00)

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Paul Inns, Adult Member

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Paul Inns
Name: Paul Inns
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function  (10-15 mins)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function  (10-15 mins)
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Function (10-15 mins) (15 mins)

Organisation

Set up an area from edge of penalty area to half way line.

Red team play with 2 x central defenders (servers), 4 midfielders (inc. 2 wide Midfielder players), a withdrawn striker and a lone striker (target man). Place 3 Blue MF into area together with 2 Red MF and Red Withdrawn Striker.

Red team to be coached.

Instructions

Both Red wide midfielders and the Red lone striker must stay on the outside of the area but can move anywhere along their line to be a passing option for a Red MF player in possession.

Both Red wide midfielders are restricted to 2 touch.

The central defenders (servers) can play passess to each other before playing the ball into one of the Red central midfielder players, in order to vary the service to the midfield.

Play always restarts from Red Central Defenders.

If Blue team win possession, can they play the ball back to one of the two Red Central Defenders in order to score within 10 seconds?

Aim

The objective for the Red team is to play the ball into their lone strikers feet via the central midfield players, who must endeavour to create space in order to receive the ball in the first instance.

Progressions

1. The central defender who makes a successful pass to a red central Midfield player can then enter the area in order to create a 4v3 overload.

Progressions

2. Can the lone striker link up with the withdrawn striker to allow the withdrawn striker to dribble the ball over the 'end line'.

3. When the lone striker receives possession, can he set it back to either red wide midfield player to run the ball through the end gate (yellow cones).

Coaching Points

*Do central midfielders try and create space to receive the ball from the central defenders on the half turn so they can play forward? Use of back foot? Check shoulders? Is the central defenders pass safe side/back foot? What if the Red Central Midfielders are closely marked? Can they bump back, taking their marker with them and then sprint forward to create space to receive the ball? Can the Central Defender assist the red central midfielders by communicating as the pass is made to the red central midfielder - 'turn' or 'man on'

*Can the red central midfielder's work together to create space - movement, awareness of team mates and opposition - can they switch positions with each other to cause confiusion amongst their markers and generate space to receive the ball?

* Can the red withdrawn striker, red lone striker and red wide midfielders create passing lines from the red central midfielders? Can the Red central midfielders be aware of those passing lines once created?

* What if the Red Central MF players are tightly marked? can they withdraw to the edge of the area, taking their markers with them? Can this generate space for the withdrawn striker to recieve the pass from the red central defender? What's the trigger? Red Central MF 's calling 'Back'?

* Can the red central MF switch with the withdrawn striker to create confusion amongst the markers and create space to receive a pass?

*When central defenders step into play what should the central midfielder's do? Where should they move to? Can they move to create additional passing lines? Should they make the area as big as possible by withdrawing to the edge? Red team will have an overload - should one Red central MF player assist the withdrawn striker? What if they do withdraw to the edge of the area? What is the impact on the Red wide Mf players? how do they adjust their position? Can they become more positive?

*Do Red wide MF adopt a positive position to create passing lines from midfielders?

*What if the red wide MF players are in possession? Can the central players react to receive a pass from them and/or help create a passing line direct to the lone striker by withdrawing and taking thei


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG (15-20 mins)

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SSG (15-20 mins) (15 mins)

Organisation

Area size - 60m x 50m approx

Red team play a formation of 2-4-1-1 (as in the function). Red team to be coached.

Blue team play a formation of 3-4-1.

Instructions

Condition Red team so that a goal can only be scored by playing through the marked area thus encouraging play though the lone striker/withdrawn striker and central MF players and thus restricting scoring of goals from crosses.

Condition red and blue wide MF players that they must stay in the channels.

When Blue team are in possession, they have 10 seconds in which time to score a goal.

Coaching Points

*Movement to receive, support and create space - Can red central MF players find space to receive on half turn, play forward, help the man on the ball, drag opponents out of central areas etc.

*Angles and distances - Receive on the half turn, keep good distance between team mates in midfield so passing lines are available to lone striker and withdrawn striker, when the ball is played forward offer angles of support to lone striker, can red wideMF players 'stretch' the opposition midfield.

*Body position and first touch - Receive on strong side when possible, be on the half turn, use of back foot for first touch, can wingers face forward when they receive the ball to be positive, lone striker may need to play with his back to goal to protect the ball etc.

*Quality and selection of pass - Keep possession and play forward when possible, be patient, switch play to help create passing lines/gaps, can the central defenders step in to create an overload and more passing lines.

*Decision making - When/How/Where/Who to pass/move/support.

*Awareness - Of team mates runs/positions, space and position of opponents.

Progressions

1. Remove the intial conditions but place a single restriction that no goals can be scored from crosses.

2. Remove all conditions.


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