Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Phase of Play

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Ian Sinclair
Name: Ian Sinclair
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Small Sided Game - Offense vs. Defense

NOTE: This session has been run on 1/4 field indoors . It can be done on a1/2 field outdoors.

Objective:

The roles and responsibilities of the defending players. Communication - 1st defender/2nd defender. Movement of back 4/ Screening centre forward, When to step/when to drop, when to be compact.

Set-up: Back 4 & 2 Holding Midfield players. Attacking team 3:2:1 vs. 4:2

- Let them play for 5 minutes. Begin to work on the movement of the 2 HMF players on the ball that the servers have played in.

- The Servers must create different starting points to work on the movement/shape of the players. Coach controlled vs. Player controlled.

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure/distance from the player,body shape, look to win the ball, If ball gets played behind holding midfield players they need to double down on the center forward.

2. Covering midfield player - communication, look to press the ball if the ball goes to another player, Should not just run straight when it goes to another player square, they need to take away pass out wide and force back inside to help/cover

3. Back 4 - Group shape in relation to the ball,Distances,Movement to the ball, When to step up/communication


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

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SSG Phase of Play - 1:4:2 vs 2:4:2

Set-up:

- Back 4 plus two holding midfield players & GK

- Let them play for 5 minutes before stepping in.

- Being to look at thier pressure on the ball/Is there cover/is there balance off the ball

- if the dending team win the ball they look to play to either of the two coaches at the half.

Coaching Points:

- As the ball is played from left to right look at the movement of the defending players and how they set-up

- Can we screen the 2 center forwards (job of 2 holding midfield players)

- Communication

- Double down marking

- If you are beaten receovery runs inside (Sprint vs. Jog)

- Good pressure on the ball

- Compactness Center/Left/Right

- When to step/When to drop - what are the visual cues?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Final Game - 8v8

- 1:4:3:1 vs. 1:2:4:2

- Let them play

- Coaching points as above/


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