Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Attacking with a Diamond and 2 W

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Andrew Besley
Name: Andrew Besley
City: Swansea
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key points:

-Team to provide width and depth in possession.

-Use of movement, rotations, quick play and communication in supporting the ball.

-Recognise and understand how to receive the ball when there is and is not pressure.

-Make decisions which benefit the team.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function

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Function (10 mins)

Instructions

30x30 grid.

Topic is attacking with a midfield diamond and two wingers.

Play starts with a pass from the opposition target player to the CDM - simulating a misplaced pass or bad touch.

Objective is for Whites to get ball over the Blues end line.

Blues aim to win the ball and score pass to their striker over the end line.

Points

-team shape in and out of possession. Width allows #10 run.

-movement to receive, double/triple movements.

-body position when receiving (OPEN if you CAN, SIDE ON if you NEED to, back to goal if you MUST).

-which part of the foot to receive on? Safe side, goal side, no touch?

-rotations and changing the point of the diamond.

-movement to play.

-quick play: one-two's, passes around the corner, one and two touch play.

-triggers: as ball travels, opposition may be watching ball, that's when we move.

Progressions:

If CDM is having too much time on the ball, add recovering striker pressure from behind after 5 seconds or initial pass.

Striker combination to play to finish.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rotations

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Rotations

A formation can at times be rigid or predictable, we may need to manipulate and move and rotate to break through.

Break the Blue lines to commit the opposition and force them to make a decision.

The CM's (Pivot Players) will initiate our rotation. A CM may drop (seen above) to become level with the CDM, this drags the Blue CM and then opens space for the CAM (Point) to be able to receive the ball, we move to a 2-2 rather than a 1-2-1 but still have our diamond. We need communication, teamwork and vision from the two CM's over who will drop. If the right one drops, like above, that opens up space in turn for the left one to push on.

Explain through zones if necessary.

Other rotations: SSG - winger comes in, CM goes out. Striker drops in, #10 goes and stretches.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): What if?

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What if?

The opposition midfield try to pressure higher to stop the attack to get and score?

Quick play and rotation can get us through this.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Instructions

Small sided game using just over half a pitch, with two wide areas coned off due to lack of full backs and wide players. Ball starts with White GK. Balls both ends.

The Whites wingers now added in will provide the width and look to get 1v1 with Blues full back.

Positional Points

CB and GK - split to create 2v1 against opposition #9. CB - what happens if #9 allows you the ball? You drive and become CDM, CDM covers you.

CDM - allow space for deep 2v1 between CB and GK OR drop in for 3v1.

CM's - pivot players.

CAM - stay high and make blind side runs to receive.

Wingers - keep width to allow diamond to perform, support and make double/triple movements to get on ball and get 1v1.

#9 - occupy ball side CB's attention with movement to drag and stretch. Stay on shoulder of Blue's backline to stretch and create depth.

Conditions

-Non-coached team must score in 8 seconds.

-Coached team MUST combine in midfield diamond and/or get winger 1v1 with the full back before scoring.

-3 passes before the ball can go wide - ask players why we would restrict the ball going wide until it does?

Reason: our wingers are our danger players, if we keep stretching opposition we would get a 1v1 for the winger in a game situation.

Considerations

Rotations from pivot players, also from Wingers to come in and switch with CM's and also Striker can drop in and allow #10 to go up top.

Topic is to attack but address shape of team out of possession - wingers cannot score, therefore the danger is central, defending diamond should stay compact and narrow but slide across to protect pass back inside.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wing Attacking

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Wing Attacking

Topic is on ATTACKING with the midfield diamond and 2 wingers.

So,

When the ball goes into a winger:

-Can striker be near side while play materialises and drag near side CB in to allow Winger to be 1v1.

-Can #10 get into the box.

-Can the near side CM support a cutback or look to play a one-two in behind?

-Can the opposite winger come in to give numbers in the box.

-Can the other CM provide balance and defensive stability.

-Can the CDM be aware of the opposition striker and be in a position to support the ball and cut off a pass.

-Can the CB also be aware of the opposition striker but provide support from behind and be wary of space behind.

-Can the GK come out to limit the space in behind and act as a sweeper keeper.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Central

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Central

When the ball goes into the striker:

-Can the wingers offer width for the striker to play in or maybe one could make a run in behind or support the ball.

-Can #10 make a run to get ahead of the ball for an option in behind.

-Can one of the CMs support a backwards pass while the striker is under pressure.

-Can the CDM be aware of the opposition striker and be in a position to support the ball and cut off a pass.

-Can the CB also be aware of the opposition striker but provide support from behind and be wary of space behind.

-Can the GK come out to limit the space in behind and act as a sweeper keeper.


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