Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending Using a Back Four and Midfield Four

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Craig Williams, Adult Member

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 23 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set Up
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Set Up (10 mins)

Organisation:

Half Pitch Practice

Coached team - Reds:

GK, Back Four, Midfield Four

Attacking Team - Blues:

Two Fullbacks, MIdfield Four, Two Strikers

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Aims:

Blue Team attack the Goal.

Red Team Win the Ball Back and Score in Either Goal on the Halfway Line

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Rules:

Blue Full Backs must stay in their zones.

Offside Rule Applies.

Play Throw-ins

Ball can start from Coach


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Goes Wide to FB

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Ball Goes Wide to FB (10 mins)

Situation:

-Opposition play the ball out to a Full Back

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Coaching Points:

-Red 7 arcs run to show down the line

-Red 2 becomes tight to winger

-Red 4, 5 and 3 shuffle over to condense the space around the ball and cover Red 2

-Red 6 and 8 shuffle over towards the ball to Condense the Space around the ball, Cut off the pass into Strikers Feet and cover Red 7 incase the Full Back comes inside

-Red 11 shuffles inside and threatens pass inside and long switch pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Goes Wide to Opposition Winger

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Ball Goes Wide to Opposition Winger (10 mins)

Situation:

-Ball is played to Opposition Winger

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Coaching Points:

-Red 2 shows down the line and looks to defend 1v1, Body Position to Show down the line, with help from Red 7 if he turns back, and Cover from Red 4 if he comes inside

-Red 7 doubles up and only allows player to play straight back to Full Back

-Red 6 moves across to prevent pass inside to ST feet

-Red 5 and 3 have shuffled over and are Ball+Man marking - can see ball and man in case of cross

-Red 8 can stay slightly Higher and looks to pickup any midfield runners that move forwards

-Red 11 is narrow but aware of opposition Winger and Fullback making forward runs, also in good position to pickup clearances and start an attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball in Centre Midfield

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Ball in Centre Midfield (10 mins)

Situation:

-Opposition Centre Midfielder in Possession

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Coaching Points:

-Direct opposite CM presses the Ball - in situation above Red 6 - down the line of a pass to ST feet

-Red 8 becomes Narrow to prevent through pass to ST feet

-Red 11 becomes Narrow to condense the space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Goes Into Striker

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Ball Goes Into Striker (10 mins)

Situation:

-Ball is played into Strikers Feet

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Coaching Points:

-Red 4 is touch tight behind Striker, not letting ST turn, not committing and allowing ST to go past them, forcing ST to move/pass backwards away from goal

-Red 6 pressures from the front

-Red 2, 5 and 3 drop off and narrow up to cover in case ST gets past Red 4

-Red 7, 8 and 11 drop and narrow up to condense the space around the ball


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