Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Attacking in the final third in a 4 – 4 – 2

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Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Littleton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 9 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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 (10 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Half field set up as shown.

14 players set up as shown

Combination 1(Double Pass): White

Player (A) passes to player (B) who has checked away from the defender (D) who is passive. Player (B) passes back to player (A) and runs in behind defender (D) Player (A) passes on the floor back to player (B) over the top of the defender (D) to player (B)

Combination 2 (Give Go): Green

Player (A) passes to player (B) who has checked away from the defender (D) who is passive. Player (B) dribbles towards defender (D) and player (A) makes a run to support player (B). Player (B) passes to player (A), runs in behind the defender (D) and player (A) passes the ball back to player (B)

Coaching Points:

Weight and accuracy of passes

Technique of combinations

Communication

Timing of checks


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (15 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

oHalf field set up as shown

oRed = 4 Midfielders, 2 Attackers

Yellow = 1 GK, 2 Defenders, 1 Midfielder

Activity starts from central midfielder who plays into central midfielder (A)

Option 1: White

Left midfielder (A) passes to left forward (B) who holds up the ball and passes to central midfielder (C). Central midfielder (C) passes wide to left midfielder (D). Forwards (B) and (E) as well as right midfielder (F) attack the box

Option 2: Green

Left midfielder (A) passes to right forward (B) who then passes to right midfielder (F). Right midfielder (F) dribbles forwards and attacks the defenders. Left forward (B) makes a run in behind the defenders and right forward (E) spins to attack central. Left midfielder (D) attacks the back post and central midfielders (A) or (C) attack the top of the box

Coaching Points:

Check shoulder to observer position of defender before receiving

Speed of play

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (15 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

oHalf field set up as shown

Red = 4 Midfielders, 2 Attackers

Blue = 1 GK, 4 Defenders, 1 Midfielder, 2 Targets

Red team attempt to score on goal

Yellow team attempt to score by playing to targets

Coach starts activity by playing into one of the three midfielders

Coaching Points:

As above

One forward should check to the ball to create space in behind for central midfielder to run in to

Central midfielders should work opposites so when one joins in the other holds position

Wide players should maintain width to create space and 1v1 situations

Wide players can drive inside for central midfielder to over lap

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Half field set up as shown

Red = 1 Defender, 4 Midfielders, 2 Attackers

Yellow = 1 GK, 4 Defenders, 2 Midfielders, 1 Attacker, 2 Targets

Red team attempt to score on goal

Yellow team attempt to score by playing to targets

Coach starts activity by playing into the red team

Coaching Points:

As above

Player should be creative in finding methods to get in behind defenders

If the full back is too high, wide midfielder should get in behind from a pass over the top or between the fullback and central defender

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match (10 mins)

Organization & Instructions:

Full field set up as shown

20 players set up as shown

Regular game

Formations:

Red = 3 – 4 – 2

Yellow = 4 – 3 – 2

Coaching Points:

Continue to coach the points in all the exercises above

Progressions:


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Pass
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