Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): FIFA warm up- modified- Defensive Principles--underreview

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Mark Purcell
Name: Mark Purcell
City: Comox
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FIFA 11 Warm-Up

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FIFA 11 Warm-Up (10 mins)

Organization:

10x40 yard area (30 yards from first cone to last cone)

Instructions:

FIFA 11 Warm-Up

- Each exercise is ran 2x

- Jog back to the start line - use as recovery

- Try to have each pair be in sync/unison

- Next pair doesn't start until pair in front reaches first cones

1) Simple Jog down.

2) "Open the Gate": Drive knee straight up, then twist rotating out; Alternate legs.

3) "Close the Gate": Knee comes up but at a right angle to the body, then twist rotating inward; Alternate legs.

4) "Circle Partner": Pair runs to first cone, then still facing forward, side shuffle towards each other, going around one another in a tight circle, then shuffle back out to their side of the channel. Run forward to second cone and repeat.

5) "Jump with Shoulder contact": Pair runs to first cone, then still facing forward, side shuffle towards each other, and jump to bump shoulders, land softly and shuffle back out to their side of the channel. Run forward to the second cone and repeat.

6) Sprint to the second cone, decelerate to then backpedal to the first cone; sprint to the third cone, decelerate to then backpedal to the second cone, etc.

7) 75% pace sprint through the channel to opposite end.

8) "Bounding": Drive the knee up as you "jump/bound" across the channel; opposite arm should come up as your knee comes up; each "step" is a new bound (think long-jump strides).

9) "Plant & Cut": Pairs run across one another to the first cone and plant/cut to then go to cone two; zig-zag across one another through the length of the channel 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v2 +3

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5v2 +3 (15 mins)

Play 5 v 2 inside of a small box. Try to complete as many passes as possible in a row. If the defender wins it, possession switches over when he plays the ball to one of his teammates on the sideline. His team then comes into the square and plays with the 5 v 2 advantage. The team who had the longest passing streak overall wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession vs Pressing

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Possession vs Pressing

Set Up: 60 x 44, 18 - 20 players.

Equipment: Balls, pinnies, cones

Activity: We set up a 9 v 6 in one half, with one team in possesion and the other team pressing to win the ball back and play it back to the 3 defenders who have stayed back. When the ball is turned over, we quickly transition the ball to their teammates in the other half. A point is given for each turnover, given a good pass is made.

Progressions: [a] add GK into boxes and take away midway line, teams get a point for playing a ball into the GK box either in the air or on the ground; [b] Break them into three teams of 6 and remove the halfway line. Each team gets a chance to press and if they win it back, they get a point, as well as an extra point if they can make 5 passes;[c] teams in possession can only pass to opposite color


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 v 9

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8 v 9

Setup: In an area, roughly 45 - 50 x 20 - 30, divided into 3 zones. Team size can vary, in this case, we have 8 on defensive team, and 9 on offensive team, one GK in big goal, one GK behind the goal made from poles. [balls, pinnies, cones, poles, goal]

Organization: We play 8 v 9, with the defense getting in their defensive shape, and the attackers assigning themselves 3 to each zone. The back 4 push up to line, that also serves as an offside line. The attacking team tries to penetrate the back line and if successful, they attack the goal, and the defensive team recovers. Attackers cannot move from zone to zone, they must stay in their zone, keeping possession, and looking to penetrate the back line. The defenders can move freely, and are encouraged to move in accordance with desired defensive shape and tactics. If the defensive team wins the ball, they look to score in the counter goals. If they play the ball through the counter goals, and into the waiting keeper's hands, it is worth 3 points. The defensive team looks to outnumber the attacking team in the 3 zones [4 v 3] and win the ball back.

Progressions: [1] attacking team can move freely from zone to zone, [2] add forward players who play behind counter goals, and if played, shadow play to goal.

Focus: team shape, communication, recovery runs, squeezing the field, individual defending technique, pressure/cover/balance, pressure vs no pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 10v9 Defensive Shape

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10v9 Defensive Shape (30 mins)

Setup: Half pitch, extended 20 yards, with 3 counter goals on end, divided into 3 columns.

Organization: 10 attackers vs 10 defenders. Ball starts with server/target behind the counter goals, attackers aim is to score on goal, while the defenders try to win the ball and get the ball to their target through a counter goal for 3 points, or just through gate without hitting target for 1 point. Only stipulations are that the field is divided into three columns, and if the attacking team has possession in one of the wide areas, the defensive team needs to pinch in so that there are no defensive players in the weak wide area. Offensive team can make only 3 consecutive passes in a specific colum in order to encourage switching play. After spending time defending big goal, team switch to work on more of pressing phase in which they defend higher up the field. In this case, the ball starts with the goalie, or defensive line playing out from back.

Progressions: [1] Place another large goal and make it 10 v 10 normal game, [2] start ball from different areas on pitch, [3] add set play practice into game.

Focus: overall team defensive shape, pressing triggers, successful counter attacks, communication, squeezing, quick transitional moments.


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