Football/Soccer Session (U18): Pressing High Up The Pitch. (4-4-2)

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Richard Dryden, Adult Member

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Richard Dryden
Name: Richard Dryden
City: Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle With Two Men Chasing.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle With Two Men Chasing.
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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of pass and touch
Technical
Tactical
Decision on where to pass
Technical
Physical
Close the ball quickly whe chasing
Technical
Psychological
Enjoy the warm up
Technical
Social
Communication

Circle With Two Men Chasing. (30 mins)

Cicle approx. 15 yards diametre.

People on the outside are allowed 1 touch.

If the two men wintouch the ball, the player who passed it plus the player on his left hand side go into the middle.

This session will also incorperate stretches and drinks.

Key Points

Weight of pass

Angle of pass

Anticipation of pass

Communication.

When in the middle close the ball down quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Drill

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Quality of passes, and lay off
Technical
Tactical
Movement to receive the ball
Technical
Physical
Tempo of session
Technical
Psychological
Confidence of passing
Technical
Social
Communication and encouragement.

Passing Drill (45 mins)

Passing Drill

Key Points

Quality of pass

Movement to receive ball

Good lay offs

Tempo of drill


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing high up the pitch

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Pressing high up the pitch (40 mins)

Pressing high up the pitch. (4-4-2)

As a team drop of to a distance where the opposing GK is happy to throw the ball to his back 4.

Decision for the team is when to press, as the FB receives the ball, or when the FB plays the next pass.

Key Points.

Drop off

Nearest man close down quickly

Show inside/ outside

Forwards apply pressure to defenders

Midfield get tight on opponents and ball side

FB tighter on wide man

Far FB slide and cover

CBs adjust position relevent to the ball, be aware of the long ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Close down, but slow up when getting near.
Technical
Tactical
Show opponent one way
Technical
Physical
High tempo pressing
Technical
Psychological
Push yourself physically
Technical
Social
Play as a team, communicate

SSG (30 mins)

SSG, encourage players to press the ball, the nearest man closes, the rest of the team back him up


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