Football/Soccer Session (U11): Counter Attacking Play

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Craig Ogilvie, Adult Member

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Craig Ogilvie
Name: Craig Ogilvie
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Line ball

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Line ball
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Line ball (30 mins)

Set Up

4v4 Line ball game

objective is to run the ball through the opposite gate to score after possession is won

Add conditions and incentives to suit level of players and to maintain tempo

Progresions/Challenges

6 seconds to score, extra point for give and go's or allow 1 player to remain in the attacking half at all times etc.

Technical

Passing and receiving skills

RWTB/ Dribbling

Ball control

Tactical

Quick countering- Attack quickly and directley after possession is won

Dispersal on regaining possession-get wide and high

Wide play and switching play to exploit space in which to attack

Combination and inventive play in the final thirds

Organised defending.

Movement on/off the ball

Physical

Speed in attack

Power to penetrate defences

Psychological/Social

Communication

Concentration

Control

Confidence

Commitment


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Attacking Practice

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Counter Attacking Practice (30 mins)

Set Up

8v8 Area split as illustrated

Blues Attacking large net with GK and defending 3 small nets

Reds Defending attack 3 small nets when possession is won.

Play starts with both teams playing within the middle area with Blues looking to attack the large goal.

If Reds win possesion they look to attack any of the 3 small goals.

Reds can use the shaded areas to attack but only 1 of the blue team can enter to defend at any one time and only if the ball in in that area.

Play for 3-4 mins then change over.

Scoring

1 Point for shaded area goals

5 Points for central goal

Technical

Passing and receiving skills

RWTB/ Dribbling

Shooting to finish

Tactical

Quick countering- Attack quickly and directley after possession is won

Dispersal on regaining possession-get wide and high

Wide play and switching play to exploit space in which to attack

Combination and inventive play in the final thirds

Organised defending.

Movement on/off the ball

Physical

Speed in attack

Power to penetrate defences

Psychological/Social

Communication

Concentration

Control

Confidence

Commitment


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

Description

8v8 SSG

Technical

Passing and receiving skills

RWTB/ Dribbling

Shooting to finish

Tactical

Quick countering- Attack quickly and directley after possession is won

Dispersal on regaining possession-get wide and high

Wide play and switching play to exploit space in which to attack

Combination and inventive play in the final thirds

Organised defending.

Movement on/off the ball

Physical

Speed of movement on and away from the ball

Power to get away from defenders and to hold the ball up

Strength to protect the ball when in possession

Psychological/Social

Confidence to receive under pressure and attack defenders

Committment to sustain attacks and regain the ball quickly in transition

Control- when to dribble when to pass

Communication with others to combine in attack/work togeter to regain the ball

Concentration at all times

Individual Challenges

Team Objective -To understand and demonstrate the ability to attack quickly and directly to outnumber opposition

Nathaniel Ford GK - Can we start an attack as quickly upon regaining possession.

Alfie Parnell CB - Try to play the ball forward quickly after winning the ball back

Cameron Baines CM - Identify space to attack quickly after regaining possession

Fynton Pollard CF - Recognise space to move to receive the ball to attack quickly


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