Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Midfield Pressing (Transitions)

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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

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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 (20 mins)

Set-up:

24x15yd grid split into two 12x15yd halves. 3 teams of 4 players in each half.

Description:

Teams pass the ball around in different ways as coach comands. 2 touch only, 1 touch only, etc.

Progressions:

1. One ball each team, passing to own team in own grid. Green team can play in both grids.

2. Two touches, 1 touch, etc.

3. Cannot pass to player who gave it to you. First team to 50 passes

5. 2 touches. First team to 50 passes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-Sided 4v4v4

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Small-Sided 4v4v4 (20 mins)

Set-up:

24x15yd grid split into two 15x20yd halves with a middle zone of 5x20yds. 3 teams of 4 players in each half, Pressing team is in the middle zone. Supply of balls with coach on the outside.

Description:

Coach plays a ball into one team, who try to possess as long as they can. 3 pressing players enter the opposing half and press to win the ball. If they win it they are to try get the ball back to the other team and the game transfers over to the other half. The team possessing must try prevent the defenders getting the ball back to opposite side. Team pressing scores by winning the ball and successfully playing it back to the other team. Team with ball scores by connecting 6 passes and transfering ball over to other side.

Pressing triggers:

Poor 1st touch?PRESS, in a corner?Cut off passsing lanes and PRESS. Back to goal?PRESS.

Progressions:

Points awarded for counter press, where team in possession that losses possession, quickly presses to regain possession.

Coaching points:

Press with first objective to deny penetration.

Be compact.

Pressure Cover Balance.

Force play one way, dictate play without the ball. Angle of approach to ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small-Sided 6v6(v6) transition

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Expanded Small-Sided 6v6(v6) transition (20 mins)

Set-up:

Goal to midfield, field width of 18yd box. 2 teams of 6 in one half, 1 team of 6 wait at the half.

Description:

Red team attacks the big goal in one half of the field in a 3-3 formation. If they lose the ball they are to press immediately to win it back. Yellow team defends the big goal in a 3-3 formation. Yellows try to stay compact deny opportunities and win ball and play to blue targets to transition out. Reds then become defending team and blues attack big goal.

Progressions:

1. Team attacking the goal 2 touches

2. Unlimited touches

3. First team to score 5 points wins.

Coaching points:

Awareness of moment of transition to defense 

Deny pass into targets team

Cut off passing lanes

Be compact vertically and horizontally.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Final Game

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Final Game (20 mins)

Set-up:

Full field with big goals. 11 v 11 with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Description:

Teams play 11 v 11 on full field. Both teams must try get into other half and get all players into that half and try score. If they lose the ball they must immediately press for 6 seconds to try win it back. If they dont win it within 6 seconds they are to drop off and get their shape in defensive half. Line of confrontation then becomes the half way line


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