Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending from the front 4-4-2

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Lee Squires
Name: Lee Squires
City: Greenwood
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Details

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Details

Need 28 players and 4 keepers minimum.

Call up some JV players as needed

WARM UP inc. balls

15 mins


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing 1

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Pressing 1

10 mins

Back 4 and 2 CMs (blue/red) keep possession against 4 attackers (yellow/blue) plus 2 CMs (yellow/blue)

2 CMs (yellow/blue) can put pressure on CMs (blue/red) from behind and try to intercept.

When yellow/blue win ball, quickly attack the goal to score. Defenders can defend this.


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

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Set Up

35 minutes

Blue team has 4 defenders/4 midfielders

White team has 4 midfielders/2 strikers

8v6 outfield players.

Initial set up and when ball is central:

2 strikers block passing lanes into 2 CMs

2 CMs block passing lanes into 2 strikers or 1 striker/1 ACM

Coach plays ball into GK, which triggers blue team initial movement into starting shape. GK plays out, blue team aiming to score in either flat goal on the half way line.

KEYS - Patience, movement, quality in possession, switch quickly if possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1

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Phase 1

When ball goes wide:

Closest striker arcs run, stops ball being switched.

Second striker slides across to block passing lanes into CM.

Wide Mid (#7) prevents ball being played into opposition wide midfielder, engages full back.

#6 and #8 slide across to make playing area smaller, allowing enough room for pass to be played into opposition CM, but not too far away that pressure cannot be applied. Also have an eye on passing lanes into opposition forwards.

#11 tuck in to condense playing area, close enough to opposition second CM

Communication key between CB and CM for who is picking up #10. If compactness is good, ball shouldn't reach him. IF it does, CB step in and allow not turns, Full backs pinch in to cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11

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11v11

21 minutes (3x 7min games)

3 team of 11

Apply same principles

Rotate the teams.

1. Play our from the back

2. Press from the front

3. Rest


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