Football/Soccer Session (U11): Counter Attacking U11s - 21.04.15

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Michael  Richardson
Name: Michael Richardson
City: Great Dunmow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking Combinations

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Attacking Combinations (20 mins)

Set Up

*3 Areas set up, with a defender and GK in each area, with attackers at either side of pitch.

*Attacker plays pass to his team-mate, they then chose a side to attack, whichever side they choose, opposite defender must recover to make a 2v2.

*Alternate DF/GK/OFF.

Variations

1. If defenders win ball, attack in opposite goal (counter-attack).

Key Points

1. Speed of recovery.

2. Direction of recovery.

3. Delaying attackers (deflect away from goal).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): (YDP) Break-out game 2

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(YDP) Break-out game 2 (20 mins)

Practice organisation

• Area 56x20yds with goals at alternate ends, set-out

as illustrated.

• 14 players (incl. 2GK’s), with outfield players in pairs, working 4v1 in

each grid & Server for each.

• Practice starts with: ball fed into grid by Server to

A’s who play 4v1.

• A’s keep ball, looking to release one player out of

grid to go onto score 1v1 with GK.

• A’s observe off-side rule, using edge of grid.

• D cannot pursue break-out player.

• After 6 sets, players rotate roles.

Detail

• Awareness of position in which player may

receive ball.

• 1st touch on receiving ball.

• Assessing situation on or after 1st. touch.

• Early strike or attacking GK to go 1v1.

• Disguising strike at goal.

• Rebounding all strikes on goal.

• Simple progressions for this practice are:

- D recovers to pressurise A breaking at goal.

- D recovers & additional A supports breaking player.

Key coaching points

• Making quick decisions based-on when to dribble, when to pass out

of grid.

• Quick passing & wall-passes in the grid.

• Sharp receiving & turning skills in the grid.

• Movement with & without ball in the grid.

• Combination play, body shape to receive, pass

& move to set-up breaking player.

• Setting-up break-out passes & patience.

• Shot selection in 1v1 against GK.


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

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(YDP) Counter-attacking from midfield (30 mins)

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

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

2. Execution & nature of forward passing, with emphasis on accuracy,

3. Weight & whether aerial or along ground.

4. Remaining on-side.

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

6. Simple progressions for this practice are:

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

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

9. Further similar numerical permutations to develop complexity of 

practice are natural progressions.

Key coaching points

 - Precise control to enable MFs 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): 7v7 Game

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7v7 Game (30 mins)

Practice Organisation

*Set up a pitch 35x50yds

*Two teams set up in a 2-3-1


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