Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Attacking Principles

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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): Build out of back pattern

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Build out of back pattern
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Build out of back pattern (20 mins)

Setup:

3/4 of field

Cones setup in starting positions of Goal Kick

Flags setup as defenders

Balls in goal

Activity:

Introduce passing pattern for playing through the lines.

After moving ball through lines, finish with a cross and shot.

Coaching Points:

+ Focus on technical details: Losing mark, rounded checks to face next pass, play the way you face

+ 2 touch at first, bam-bam. Progress to 1 touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+1/2 to zones

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3v3+1/2 to zones (10 mins)

Organization:

- 20 x 30 area set up as shown

- 20 x 5 end zones at each end

- 8 players (3 per team plus 2 neutrals)

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Team in possession try to work the ball into each endzone for a point (must hit both endzones)

- Attackers must make a run into the end zone & receive ball to score - defenders not allowed into end zone

Coaching Points:

- Movement without the ball. Away from team mate into space

- Check space & surroundings as you move. Can you receive the ball? Are you in a passing line?

- Connection and communication with teammates

- Speed of play

- Stretch opposition. Circulate the ball

- Be positive in possession

- Defense needs to be compact an force play sideways and backwards

Progressions:

P - Defenders can now track attacker into end zone

P - 2 touch in possession

P - Not allowed to pass the ball backwards


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

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Small Sided Finishing (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 area set up as shown

2. 16 Players - each given a number (5 v 5)

3. 1 big goal with goalie

4. 1 Ball (additional with coach)

Instructions:

1. Players are given a number & spread around the outside of the area (alternate color)

2. Coach acts as a server & call out number(s) - as number is called pass is played into area at random

3. Attackers with that number race into area to win ball & aim to score in goal from either side

4. Remaining players follow game & help to keep ball in play

5. If goal is scored or ball goes out of play attackers must return to spot

Coaching Points:

1. Reaction & Anticipation. Gett the ball qucky & secure possession

2. Awareness of Space & Surronding. Which goal side is best to attack?

3. Connection & communication between teammates

4. Speed of play

5. Combinations & skill moves to deceive defender(s)

Progressions:

P - Attacker(s) must make a wall pass with team mate on the outside before scoring

P - Coach calls more then one number e.g. "2&3 (2v2)

P - Team mate on outside used for wall pass can enter to support attacker & create overload (2v1/3v2 etc)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wave attacking to goal

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Wave attacking to goal (15 mins)

Organization:

- Half field setup as shown

- 13 players (3 attackers, 2 defenders & 1 keeper each play)

- Final 1/3 line marked with cones as shown

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Play starts with a ball from goalkeeper to the attackers

- As ball is played 2 defenders run out & face attackers - defenders not allowed past 1/3 line

- Attackers aim to keep possession, combine & enter final 1/3 to score past Defenders

- If Defenders win the ball they can break out & score in mini goals

- Play ends when goal is scored or ball goes out of play

- Goalkeeper restarts the game with pass to attackers. Activity repeats.

Coaching Points:

- Connection & communication between team mates

- Make the field as big as possible - stretch the defenders - circulate possession

- Attack at speed. Move the ball quickly

- Combinations to deceive defenders (overlaps? wall pass?)

- Awarness of Space & Surroundings. Which space to exploit?

- Shooting opportunities...don't wait, go for goal! End product!

Progressions:

P - Defenders are allowed out of final 1/3 to defend & press high

P - Attackers have a time limit to score/shoot once they enter final 1/3

P - Front 3 start with back to goal and entry ball comes in from #6

P - Add more numbers and closer to game-realistic (4v3, 5v4, 6v5). Outside backs join attackers.


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

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Conditioned Game II (20 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- 14 players (6 Attackers, 6 Defender, 1 Goalkeeper & 1 Neutral players)

- 2 gates & half way line marked as shown

- 4 mini goals set up as shown

- 1 ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

- Teams are split into two groups & play 3v3 in each half of field

- Attackers aim to keep possession, combine & transfer ball into attacking half to score

- Attackers can use Neutral player to create 3v3+1 overload

- Neutral player can move across both zones

- Attackers can only transfer ball across half by either & combination across line (shown) or dribble through wide gates (flags)

- Attacker who combines/dribbles across the line stays in attacking half to create a 4v3+1

- One team aims to score in big goal while other team aim to score into mini goals

- Once goal is scored or ball goes out of play, players must return to their halfs

- After set time teams switch ends

Coaching Points:

- Connection & communication between team mates

- Make the field as big as possible - stretch the defenders - circulate possession

- Attack at speed. Move the ball quickly

- Combinations to deceive defenders (overlaps? wall pass?)

- Awarness of Space & Surroundings. Which space/zone to exploit & attack?

- End Product - Finish!

Progressions:

P - Attackers must make 4 passes before looking to combine/dribble across half way

P - Remove cones & gates & play 6v6+1


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