Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressing Final Third (Start Time: 2016-02-18 17:00:00)

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Jarrad Hiles
Name: Jarrad Hiles
City: Toronto
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Looking to win the ball high up the pitch from goal kicks and restarts through Pressure in the final third. Players should Immediately pressure the ball, work as a unit, pressure the players closet to the ball and leave the ones which are furthest away. Also make the right decision of when to press or sit and hold behind the ball. Communication is vital.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro

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Intro

Split players evenly around four cones. The first player go in front of the cone.

Instructions:

Pass the ball to the right, then move left

Pressure/Shut down player opposite you

Player A passes to his right and then runs to his left. Player B receives the ball from A. The player opposite, Player D then shuts down and presses Player B as close as he can. Player B plays to his right to Player C and then joins the back of line A. This is a cue for opposite player (Player A) to press player C. The sequence continues, C passes to D and B applies the pressure.

Variation:

Let the players decide which direction to make the next pass.

They still run the opposite direction of the pass.

Coaching Points:

Can you read the angle of your fellow defender to know where the next pass will be played

When pressuring can you angle your approach and force the ball to be passed a certain direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Part

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Main Part

Organisation:

Setup pitch size to suit numbers.  Add 15m dropoff zone.

Coached team - Blue

Midfield Two, Front Three

Defending Team - White

GK, Back Three, Midfield Two

Aims:

Blue Team attack the Goal. They must stay out of the dropoff zone till the defender takes their first touch.

White Team  Score in Either Goal on the Halfway Line

Rules:

 Ball can start from Goal Keeper


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball goes wide to FB

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Ball goes wide to FB

Situation:

-Opposition play the ball out to the #5

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Coaching Points:

-Blue 7 arcs runs to close down the line forcing White 5 inside

-Blue 9 shuts down space between White 4 and 5

-Blue 11 shuffles over to condense the space and cover pass to White 2

-Blue 6 and 8 shuffle over towards the ball to Condense the Space around the ball, Cut off the pass into Midfielders/Strikers Feet and cover White 5 incase the Full Back comes inside


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball goes to CB

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Ball goes to CB

Situation:

 -Opposition play the ball out to #4 (Ctre Back)

Coaching Points:

-Blue 9 shuts down White 4 at an angle of his choice, forcing the defender to play in a certain direction. This is a cue for the Blue 7 and 11 as to where there position should be.

See previous for positioning.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball goes wide to RB

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Ball goes wide to RB

Situation:

-Opposition play the ball out to Blue #2

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Coaching Points:

-Blue 11 arcs runs to close down the line forcing White 2 inside

-Blue 9 shuts down space between White 2 and 4

-Blue 7 shuffles over to condense the space and cover pass to White 5

-Blue 6 and 8 shuffle over towards the ball to Condense the Space around the ball, Cut off the pass into Midfielders/Strikers Feet and cover White 2 incase the Full Back comes inside


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