Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G00 Emerald - Out of possession in final third (pressing)

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warmup

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Technical Warmup (30 mins)

Metis Swagger Workout

WU:

Walk out - elbows together

Inch worms - forward and backward

Moves:

30 seconds per move-slow and smooth

10 seconds of stretching

2 lines 12 yards apart

3 push ups on one line, 5 situps on the other

inside/out (right & left), snake, snake with 2 outside touches, lunges with 2 touches, scissors, step-overs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing Warmup

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Pressing Warmup (15 mins)

Setup:

Diamond with cones 10 yards apart

4 equal lines

Activity:

Player with ball passes right and moves away from ball.

Player opposite of ball closes and presses (don't tackle).

Progression:

+ Passer can pass left or right

Coaching Points:

+ Travel while ball is traveling

+ decelerate as approaching player

+ Force player a certain way


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+2

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3v3+2 (20 mins)

Setup:

15x20 grid (2 grids setup)

3 teams of 2 (if odd numbers rotate in with a team)

extra balls around

Activity:

Team in possession works with neutrals to play 4v2.

Start with general possession, but then keep score where a goal is scored by getting ball from neutral to neutral.

Coaching Points:

+ Defensive players need to work together to make play predictable

+ Allow for sideways or backwards passes - NO penetration

+ Check shoulder when pressing to cut passing angles

Progressions:

+ Add a 3rd defender (either an all time defender or go 3v3)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+2 to goals

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3v3+2 to goals (10 mins)

Setup:

Use same grids as before and add goals to endlines

2 teams of 3 + 1 neutral

Activity:

Team in possession tries to score in small goal

Coaching Points:

+ Patience - defense is still outnumbered so must be patient to force attacking team sideways or backwards.

+ Check shoulder to see where pressure should shape play (make predictable)

+ Communication ("Pressure", "push left", "switch")


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Zone pressing game

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3 Zone pressing game (20 mins)

Setup:

Half field separated into 3 zones

Blue team in 3-2-1 formation (trying to build out)

White team in 2-2-3 (no CB)

Activity:

Blue team must make 3 passes in middle zone before they can attempt to score in target goals. They can either make a long attempt (if defense is pressed up) or 3 players can tranistion into attacking zone to play 4v4.

Defending team attempts to win ball and play into goalie (progress to attacking goal)

Coaching Points

+ Look for cues of when to press: bad touch, facing backwards, receive on wrong foot

+ Forward 3 - force play sideways or backwards

+ Back 4 - Cues of when a long ball might be coming (back up) versus a shorter pass (press)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Pressing in attacking third

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7v7 Pressing in attacking third (20 mins)

Setup:

7v7 as shown above

Balls in goal.

Play 10 minutes then switch sides so each team gets work pressing.

Activity:

GK starts with ball and tries to play out to score in goals at half.

Defensive team presses ball and tries to score on goal.

Coaching Points:

+ Entice short balls and then press

+ Want to push play inside where we have 2 Center Mids

+ Quickly transition to goal when winning ball back in attacking 1/3

+ If win ball deeper, play simple pass and maintain possession

+ If defense is pressing too high, have attackers play long ball into goal (match realistic)

Progression:

+ Start teams higher up field and have Coach serve ball into CB's or over the top and press.


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