Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): NSCAA Convention - Steve Gummer Charlotte Academy - Combination Play in a 4-3-3 (Start Time: 2016-01-14 09:00:00)

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Name: Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Steve Gummer from the Charlotte Academy ran this session on combinations in a 4-3-3 formation at the 2016 NSCAA Convention in Baltimore. Very good session to work on the movements of #6, #8 and #10


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

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Progression 1

Set Up:

Players were placed in the format above with two Center backs in black . 3 black players on inside represent the 6, 8 and 10 were Outside backs and outside mids are double duty in yellow. Player in middle initially represented the #6 who checks in for the ball from back 2.

Organization.

passing sequence working from the right back through the midfield as shown. Emphasis was put on players movements, angle of support and quality of pass. Group works the ball through the number 6 as shown to get to opposite end of the field.

Progressions

- Added in a second ball to increase the temp. Players must work to free themselves up.

Coaching Points

Focus on the movement of the number 6. Should always be available to connect through when ball is with a defender of midfielder.

Focus on movement off the ball, angles of support and quality of pass


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

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Progression 2

Set Up:

Added in Number 9 to previous drill

Organization

In this set up he would have the #6, #8 and #10 rotate positions each time to give them a different look and mix up the pattern

Progression

- Added in realistic defenders into the middle area. This put more emphasis on the movement from 6, 8 and 10.

- Progression 2 - worked both ways with 3 defenders in the middle trying to work out from their side in same format - at this point patterns of player were flexible.

Progression 3 - Added a #9 on defensive team to pressure the #4 and #5 for the black team.

Coaching Points

- Movement of #6, #8 and #10

- Different Combinations under pressure

- Angles of support

- Splitting the lines when possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 3

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Progression 3

Set Up:

Same as previously worked on - now added Goalkeepers to both sides.

Organization

Teams now played straight up 6v6 in the middle are with the yellows still acting as neutrals in the #2/7 and #3/11 roles.

Progressions

Worked on layoff to midfield players to get shot on goal - #9 acting as a target player

Coaching Points

All previous points touched upon in a more game realistic setting. Coach explained he would have progressed onto a full game if possible but was limited on time/space.


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