Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G03 Emerald - Out of possession in defensive third

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up & 2v2s

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up & 2v2s
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Warm Up & 2v2s (30 mins)

Warm Up:

4v1 rondos

Setup:

Multiple 1v1 (1v2) matchups across the defensive third as shown. (Note: setup another wide channel if another players are there)

Wide grid: 20x15

Central grid: 20x15

2 teams (1 attacking and the other defending)

Activity:

Ball served in from midfield to zone where a 2v2 occurs. Server joins in to create a 2v2.

1) Winger recovers to help and play 2v2.

2) CF checks into space with back to goal. 2 CBs work together to defend 2 attackers.

If attackers get passed endline, go to goal.

Coaching Points:

+ Pressure needs to make play predictable for 2nd defender.

+ Pressure needs to either push wide or push play into covering defender.

+ In wide areas (zone 1), prefer to have recovering defender apply pressure if possible (keep team shape).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3+2 Rondo

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3v3+2 Rondo (15 mins)

Setup:

20x20 grid (2 grids)

2 teams of three, plus 2 neutrals

Activity:

Team in possession tries to keep ball away from defensive team.

Score a goal by getting ball into middle player and out to different player.

If defensive team wins ball they quickly transition to outside to be team in possession.

Coaching Points:

+ Defending 3 work together to deny central, penetrating passes to middle player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - back 3 deny penentration

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SSG - back 3 deny penentration (15 mins)

Setup:

30x30 grid (room to switch play but small enough for defenders to have success)

3 teams of 4 (or 5)

Extra balls around

Activity:

Team with ball tries to play into team behind back 4.

Back 4 works as a unit to pressure ball and deny penetrating passes.

If defending team steals ball, they play it back to team behind them and take the old attacking team's place on opposite side (quick transitions).

Coaching Points:

+ Check mark shape when ball is wide.

+ Pie shape when ball is central.

+ Attacking team needs to move ball quickly from side to side looking for opportunities.

Progression:

+ Add in the Defensive MF (#6)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 defensive shape

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5v5 defensive shape (15 mins)

Setup:

40x50 field (half field)

5 yard scoring zone setup near goals

5 yard zone at midfield

2 teams of 5 in 2-3 formation

Add neutrals on endlines if extra players

Activity:

Team in possession must work together to score in either goal within the 5 yard scoring zone.

Defensive team must put 3 players in midfield channel to deny passing lanes.

3v2 in attacking half of field.

Coaching Points:

+ Attacking team should be switching the play a lot to make the defensive team move.

+ Defending team should get behind ball to be compact and patient.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 with scoring zones

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5v5 with scoring zones (15 mins)

Setup:

40x50 field (half field)

5 yard scoring zone setup near goals

2 teams of 5 in 3-2 formation

Add neutrals on endlines if extra players

Activity:

Team in possession must work together to score in either goal within the 5 yard scoring zone.

Defensive team should use this to their advantage to stay compact.

Coaching Points:

+ Attacking team should be switching the play a lot to make the defensive team move.

+ Defending team should get behind ball to be compact and patient.


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