Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Creating a defensive block & hitting opposition on the counter (Start Time: 2015-12-24 12:25:00)

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Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing practice

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Passing practice (10 mins)

Main Moment - Defending (and both transitions)

Key Principles

- To deny space and time

- Win the ball

- Prevent goal scoring opportunities

Sub principles

- pressure when we lose possession if opposition are disorganised or aren't in controlled possession

SET UP

Create an area 20 x 30m with a half way line. Use two teams of six with a ball per team. Place extra balls around he area. Four players from each team play in the middle and one player from each team is onthe outside at each end.

HOW TO PLAY

Each team plays in a 3-1 formation and aims to transfer their ball from one end to the other using their teams outside players. Whichever player passes to the outside player swaps positions with them. When the ball is with the end zone player you must be in a 3-1 formation.

Progression 1 - Teams have 3 players in one half where the ball starts from and one player in the other and after passing into the attacking half can the players create a block for 3 seconds and passivley defend to make it difficult for the opposition to play through.

Progression 2 - Once you've played into other half can two players quickly get across to support (counter attack).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positional game

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Positional game (20 mins)

SET UP

Create an area 14 x 25m including a 5m centre zone. Place two mini goals at each end. Use three equal teams.

HOW TO PLAY

The two teams on the outside aim to transfer the ball through the middle zone on the ground. The middle team try to intercept the pass .If the middle team intercept they then try and score in either goal in the half where the pass came from. Two players can enter the opposition area, the other 3 must stay but can swap over. Play for 3 minutes and switch defenders.

Teams in possession must make at least two passes before passing to other side.

The game always starts from the coach.

Progression

- Limit outside players touches

- Must pass through within 5 passes

PLAYER TASKS

Can you be in a position to either win the ball or force play towards your team mates?

Can you either press any poor pass or touch? If not, can you drop and make sure they can't play through you?

Can you be in a position to prevent split passes?

Can you move across the pitch in relation to the ball?

If the ball is played to a wide player, can one press and the other prevent switch?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game training

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Game training (20 mins)

Set up - Create a field with three gates on the halfway line.

How to play

- Normal football rules apply (no corners/goal kicks - ball starts from red #3&4)

Blue score by passing/dribbling through gate or scoring in the goal (with no bounce).

Red combine to score in big goal. Red #3 & #4 can only play in shaded area and must play like CB.

Progressions - One of Ref #3 #4 are allowed to break into the area

Player tasks

Blue #10 - When their CB or HCM has the ball deep and in controlled possession, can you position yourself in the line of the ball and the furthest forward central attacker to prevent an easy pass into the ST.

- In possession can you make forward movement getting between lines or behind the defence

Blue #6 #8 - can you screen back 4 preventing ball to striker

- pressure nearest midfielder when they receive ball in our defensive 3rd

- track forward runs

- in possession can you pass/dribble forward quickly

Blue #2 #5 - pressure wide player on ball side and compact on other side.

- can you be in a position to prevent passes inside you

- pin them in to wide areas with no option to get out

- when we win the ball can you offer a wide option (preferably high and supporting forwards)

Blue #3 #4 - can you stop opposition #9 #10 from turning and facing forwards

- can you keep the space between you to a minimum

- in possession can you look to play forward quickly

All players

- apply instant pressure after we've lost the ball, only create block if they have controlled possession

- deny space and time in defensive 3rd forcing play wide and looking to pin them in

- win the ball/prevent goal scoring opportunities/quick forward passing and movement

- quickly into attacking positions/quick forward passing and movement

Extra Players

Plus 1 - add ST for Blue - play between CB and HCM to make it difficult for him to get on the ball.

- in possession make forward runs/secure ball/platform to build upon

Plus 2 - add FB for Red (2xFB 1xCB only 1 can join attack). FB on 2 touch.

Plus 3 - blue play 1-4-5 and red play 3-3-3 (only 1 FB can join attack)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Training game

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Training game (20 mins)

Set up

Create half a field with sides brought in 5/10 metres and a goal at either end (depending on numbers).

How to play

Normal football rules appy except no corners - ball restarts with GK whose team won corner.

Defending: 1-4-3

Points system

5 points = If a team scores and all defending players are not in their own half (transition to attack).

5 points = If you combine to score in attacking 3rd (break down block)

1 point = for all other goals


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

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Passing practice

Set Up

20x35 yard area using correct pitch geography

How to play


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