Football/Soccer Session (U14): UEFA B Defending with a back four and a twin screen

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Name: Louis Johnson
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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function

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Function

Function

Focus:

Working with a back four and a twin screen to gain possession from the opposition.

Technical:

•2 teams, Reds & Blues.

•Blues attacking against Reds

•Attacking team includes two central midfielders, two wingers and two strikers.

•Balls start from a range of positions, the attacking teams goal, from red's GK into Blue CM, From wide positions. Allowing a range of game situation possibilities to be covered.

•Blues must aim to score as many goals as possible.

•If the Reds gain possession they have 5 seconds to score.

•I shall be coaching the defending team (Reds)

Key Points:

• Back four to remain compact and keep shape as a unit.

• Twin screen to work with Centre backs to form a central defence square.

• To shuffle together depending on ball position.

• To be aware of angles and distances at all times.

• To force Blue team into wide areas

•Twin screen are to work together and stay tight and try not to get split.

•Speed and angle of approach to be considered when closing players down.

• The Goal keeper, back four and twin screen to constantly communicate to cover all attacking options.

• Goal keeper to ensure players don't drop too far back.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Avoid blues from attacking zone 14.

• Screen to remain compact and avoid attacks getting into zone 14

• Back four to work as a unit to mark players and shuffle when needed to cover gaps.

• CB's and CM's to work together to cover zone 14 without getting dragged out and remaining compact.

• Full backs to press wingers attacks and cover CB's


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

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Function 1

Specific roles to play

• Centre backs to remain compact, consistently talking with twin screen to protect shaded area. Also communicating with full backs when to close down and when to stay as a unit.

• Twin screen to remain compact, if they start to split we are vulnerable for a central attack. Continuous communication with centre backs to remain in position.

• Full backs to remain with their defensive unit, keep attack in wide positions, covering back line if attack comes through central position.

• Body positions, speed of press, pressing wide.

Things to look out for:

• Transition from defence into attack - are the twin screen leaving gaps that can become vulnerable if we loose possession?

• Twin screen becoming split due to wide play - can we stay compact while forcing the ball out wide?

• Back four and GK communication with the screen

What ifs?

• What if full back doesnt close and allows player inside? Centre backs to shuffle?

• What if the ball is being fed between centre backs and full backs? - Shuffle across? early press?

• What if Blues try to play a long ball through the middle? - Can we intercept? Can we gain seconds? Can we cover runners?


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

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Small Sided Game

SET UP

Reds: GK-4-2-2 vs Blues: GK-2-4-2

Working with the Reds.

Pitch Size to be used will be 2/3, with the sidelines moved infield by 5 yards.

AIM

Focus is on the back 4 & twin screen and how they are going to work together to win the ball back from the Blues.

CONDITIONS

1. Blues must attempt to score as many goals as possible.

2. Red team have 6 seconds to shoot at goal once won the ball from opposition.

Key Factors

• Reds to maintain movements to cover blues attack

• Centre backs to control back four and twin screen

• Twin screen to remain compact while keeping unit shape.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): What If's

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What If's

What If's

1. What if the blues attack in front of the screen? - Screen to come in close and compact to force play out wide.

2. What if one of the screen gets sucked in up front? - other screen and winger to come in to close off the gaps? - what if he wins the ball up front? - wingers to push on and support, back four to push up, other CM to stay central but push up.

3. What if attackers get past the screen? - Back four become compact to close off gaps and force play out wide.


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