Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): UEFA B 4-3-3 midfield support

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Scott McLennan
Name: Scott McLennan
City: Dunbar
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1

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Component 1 (10 mins)

Component 1

3v3 in shaded area

2 fullbacks are restricted in that they must play in line with shaded area

If greens win the ball they play 5v3 and two fullbacks become wall players

3 passes then ball must go to 3 strikers either from middle square or via fullback

Two can support to create a 5v3

PROGRESSION

1 tracking defender

2 tracking defenders

Coaching points

Move the ball quickly in the box

When the ball is with a centre midfielder or a fullback and he looks like hes going to make the pass other centre midfielders must be prepared to go and support the front

Striker must realise this trigger and come towards the ball - do not come too short and kill space

Centre midfielders must look to time runs and not go beyond the ball early

If ball goes out to wide striker then centre midfielders must be aware of wide strikers first touch

If he goes inside, look to get round

If he stays out be an option to get the ball into the box

Score goals quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2

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Component 2 (10 mins)

Component 2

3 zone game

2 can support

1 can track

Progression

2 tracking runners

Coaching points

Get the ball into midfield quickly

Can midfielders receive in order to play forward

Strikers look to receive on the trigger of wide midfielders getting their head and looking to make passes

When passes are played look for centre midfielders to react and support the play. Can one support from behind and the other look to go beyond the striker

Striker dont come too short and deny space - centre midfielders

If wide midfielder receives the ball can he drive inside and create space on the outside for centre midfielder to overlap

If ball is in the wide area and a cross is set can one midfielder attack the space to create 3 in the box, can the other sit on the edge for potential cut backs/second balls?


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

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Phase of play 1 (5 mins)

Phase of play 1

Ball from fullback

Back into centre midfielder who opens up

2 other centre midfielders react by pulling out wider creating channel into striker

Look to fire pass into striker and centre midfielder plays off the pass

Striker spins to react to second ball

Alternatively if pass into striker is blocked off from one centre midfielder then maroon centre midfielder drops shorter and draws out green midfielder

Other midfielder then spins off to receive pass from striker

Coaching points

Deepest centre midfielder come off the play quickly to get on the ball and ensure that he can open up to play forward

As this happens two centre midfielders split out wider and create passing channel to striker

As ball travels centre midfielder looks to react to the pass by making an across the face run

Striker coming short, know when to come short. As deepest centre midfielder comes off the play and takes first touch

As soon as ball is bounced back can striker spin, wide midfielders now looking to come in and make penetrating runs - depending on defenders position

For the alternative, assess the opposition centre midfielders positioning, if you need to draw him out come off to create that pass

Other centre midfielder reacts to this by preparing to go and support

Striker must look to recycle movement by going long and dropping short at correct moment


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of play 2

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Phase of play 2 (5 mins)

Phase of play 2

Ball from centre back into fullback

Fullback plays pass out to wide midfielder

Can he drive inside and encourage closest centre midfielder to go on overlap

Potentially use this player to create a crossing opportunity

If we do get the ball wide then looking to time runs into the area from striker attacking front post, centre midfielder attacking middle of the goal and the wide striker attacking the back post

Alternatively he can inside and look to create crossing/shooting opportunity from the edge

Coaching points

Fullback look to get the touch out of the feet quickly

Wide striker start long then drop off to receive

Centre midfielder dont go too early and kill space

Look to come out as the ball travels

As wide midfielder takes touch inside then look to get round and give the defender a decision to make

Look to get on the ball for a cross

If the ball is in crossing area look for double movements from striker, centre midfielder arriving late centrally and wide striker attacking the back post


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