Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Attacking principals 4.0 Counter Attack

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Gerardo  Mora
Name: Gerardo Mora
City: Temple City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm up
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Dynamic Warm up (20 mins)

Warm-Up (20 mins)

Easy jog the center point and back

-Bunny Hops

-Single leg hop

-High Knees

-Butt Kickers/Knee Flexion

-Side Shuffle

-Side shuffle forward and backwards

-Trunk Rotation

-Headers

-Leg extensions

-Open and close gates

-Russians

-Supermans

-Skipping

-Jumping jacks

-Arms circles/flexion/transverse

-Sprints

-Flips


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (YDP) Counter-attacking from deep 1

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(YDP) Counter-attacking from deep 1 (20 mins)

Organisation

Area 60x40yds, with pitch divided into halves, with goals, as illustrated.

16 players (incl. 2GK’s), 1 ball.

Practice starts with: GK rolls ball-out to Attacking team which has a 6v3 numerical advantage in it's own half.

In attacking half, there are 2A’s v 3D’s.

How to Play

A’s, in possession pass-out from back.

4A’s advance into opponents half to make 6v3 in attacking half.

Use flat discs as off-side line, with A’s only able to cross into attacking half once ball has been played into attackers.

Objective of game is to move advancing A’s rapidly into D’s half, bringing A’s into game & get early strikes on goal.

Play resumes in opposite direction from GK, using same playing numbers.

One team has a period of attacking (to & from both ends), before players re-organise to change roles (& understanding).

Detail

Challenge 1: Try to use one touch opportunities to change the tempo of attacks.

Challenge 2: Try to score using 6 passes or less.

Possible Coaching Points

Coach needs to connect questions to individual player’s needs, based on technical execution & decision-making demands.

Timing, distance & angles of support as play develops.

Noticing opportunity to feed runner into attacking half & supply with a variety of measured, accurate passes.

Ability of receiving player to control ball when moving at speed.

Early support for receiver to produce strike at goal.

Timing runs from MF areas.

Angle of runs & passes into opponents half, including when & where to release forward pass.

A’s timing their movement to link-in with advancing support players.

Changing tempo of attacks.

Progressions

Extra D recovers into defending half.

Allow/encourage realistic defending in challenge areas.

U12 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes in 4v4 functional practices.

U13 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes during under loaded functional practices

U14 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes during under loaded functional practice and SSG

U15/16 – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes during under loaded functional practices and 11 v 11 games.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (PDP) Counter-attacking from midfield

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(PDP) Counter-attacking from midfield (25 mins)

Practice organisation

 Practice organisation

 - Full pitch with goals, as illustrated.

 - 18 players (incl. 2GKs) arranged 8v8 plus 2 Floaters, 1 ball.

  -Players arranged 5v5 in extended centre circle area (approx.  20x28yds), with 2 floaters providing numerical advantage for team with ball.

 - Practice starts with coach who serves ball into central area.

-  Initial objective is for one team to keep possession in area for 5-6 passes, before looking to play into or behind (a marked) A who starts centrally, approx. 20yds from goal. With exception of player making pass to A, one player can break from central area to quickly support (creating 2v1) to achieve strike on goal.

- If D wins possession: he can quickly supply his team in central area & they break forward to counter-attack their opponents goal.  When play breaks down: practice recommences with same start position & play builds towards opposite goal.

Detail

 - Assess movement of A & position of D to select best passing option.

 - Execution & nature of forward passing, with emphasis on accuracy,

- Weight & whether aerial or along ground.

 - Remaining on-side.

 - Finishing skills & composure in front of goal involving A & MF’s.

 - Simple progressions for this practice are:

 - Opposite side floating player joins-in to make 3v1 attacking situation.

 - As send 2 players forward & Ds send 1 back (to create a 3v2).

 - Further similar numerical permutations to develop complexity of 

practice are natural progressions.

Key coaching points

 - Precise control to enable MF’s to play with head up & assess

 opportunity to play into A with quality & accuracy.

-  Early recognition of pass required to play into or behind A.

 - Timing & nature of quick support.

 - Finishing & following-up for rebounds..

 - Execution of link-up play & actions after releasing ball to support player.

 - Intelligent movement of A to create space to receive.

 - A retaining individual possession & holding-up play for MFs to make ground.

 -  A looking to turn D & threaten goal with first touch control.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (PDP) Counter Attacking from wide areas

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(PDP) Counter Attacking from wide areas (25 mins)

Practice organisation

• Full pitch including goals, with three 10x10yd boxes:

two in wide positions, one in centre circle, as illustrated.

• 22 players (incl. 2GKs), divided into 2 teams of 11, 2 balls.

• Players arranged 3v1 in each wide box , with 2v2 in centre.

• 1v1 outside each penalty area (approx. 25yds from goal) & 2

players from each team by goals ready to rotate into practice.

• Practice starts with: 3v1 in each wide box, with players keeping

possession whilst looking for passing opportunity into striker.

• Once ball is played to striker: 2 players break from box to support,

creating 3v1 to produce a strike at goal.

• 2 players from centre circle move into wide box to balance numbers

& renew 3v1.

• If D’s win possession, ball is transferred (unopposed) to either wide

box to continue practice.

• MF’s recover to centre circle.

• A & D alternate with 2 end players waiting by goal after each attack.

Detail

• Movement to support Striker & maintain momentum of attack

through support from side, behind or beyond.

• Remaining on-side.

• Finishing skills involving Striker & MF’s.

• Building crossing & finishing opportunities with numerical advantage.

• Simple progressions for this practice are:

- D’s send player back from wide box to challenge

2 breaking players (& create a 3v2).

- Limit 1 breaking player to support Striker (& create 2v1).

Key coaching points

• Striker adjusts position to be in range of quality passes from

wide box.

• Timing of movement to receive exit pass.

• Recognition of action required on first touch (hold-up or release to

support player)

• Execution of link-up play & actions after releasing ball to

support player.

• Striker looking for opportunity to turn D to threaten goal or play

through pass to running MF player.

• Observation of opportunity to play ball forward from box.

• Nature & quality of pass from wide box.

• Execution of forward passing


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

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Game 11v11 (25 mins)

11v11

Game Like Situtation

Impliment FIFA Laws of the Game


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