Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Build Up From the Back into Midfield 1-4-4-2

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matthew towns
Name: matthew towns
City: Gwardamangia
Country: Malta
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Playing out from the back using the short ball as the first option with a longer option available. Working on positional play and identfying individual positions within a collective team shape to advance up the field. Whilst making use of numerical advantageous situations

EQUIPMENT: Balls, Cones, 14 Players + 1GK

PITCH SIZE: 34 Length


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Initial Setup and Shape

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Using different techniques to build up from the back in to midfield
Technical Tactical
Tactical setup of of collective team and indivuals within the team in order to create favourable situations to advance with the ball
Technical Physical
Take shape quickly in order to gain as much time and space to recieve ball and start action
Technical Psychological
Be aware of surrounding on the pitch and understand each players position to provide team mates with options
Technical Social
working in collective shape

Initial Setup and Shape (10 mins)

Initial Set up:

8+GK v 5 with 1 Neutral player (9/4).

- Team building up play in a 1-4-4-1 formation with one striker (10) missing (the 9 plays also as a 4 for the opposition). Playing against a 4-3-3 formation (with 4 acting as 9 for attacking team).

0 - 5mins Open Play

- Begin playing from the GK with Blue team in posession from a goal kick situation.

- Aim is to play out from the back in any way the team wishes in to midfield and to the (9/4)

- Once (9/4) has posession of the ball the (or posession is lost) the Reds can attack to score in the goal.

- Restart each time from the GK with Blues taking posession

Coaching Points/Considerations:

Position of players collectively and individually to allow a succesful build up.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Corrective Positioning & Tactical Adjustments

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Corrective Positioning & Tactical Adjustments (10 mins)

5-10mins - Corrective Positioning & Tactical Adjustments

- Initially with only passive pressure from the reds who will not press too high to allow Blue team to see the positions deired and circulate the ball. Blues take the shape shown to start play with:

* 5 & 6 opening, 2 & 3 advancing and 4 dropping in.

- Reds can apply passive pressure once the first blue player touches the ball

- Once ball is played in to 9/4 the Reds can actively attack

Progression

- Reds can close down play and tackle as soon as ball is played

Coaching Points

- This gives the GK 3 simple options to get the attack started without pressure

- Look to play in a way that gets the Blues to start advancing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing Out Under Pressure

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Playing Out Under Pressure (10 mins)

5-10mins Playing out SHORT whilst under pressure

- Now Reds can press high

- First pass must be to either 5,6 or 4. Can Blues make use of the two 4v2 or at most 4v3 situation and remain calm to play out

Coaching Points

- Always there is a numerical advantage

- Body position when recieving ball is vital

- Decision making of the goalkeeper is key

- Angle of support from GK after initiating first pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing Out with Options Whilst Under Pressure

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Playing Out with Options Whilst Under Pressure (10 mins)

5 - 10mins Option to Play Long to Numerical Advantage

- Play long in to either area of the pitch to build

Progressions

- Passive Pressure

- Active play

Coaching Points

- Look for safest option and take calculated risks

- Pass selection is key - drive/wedge

- 5 & 6 must remain confident to maintain starting position to draw pressure and create numerical advantages in other areas of the pitch


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