Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Marc McGhee Coaching In The Game Penetration

Profile Summary

Marc McGhee
Name: Marc McGhee
City: Greenock
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Bedding In

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Bedding In
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Bedding In (5 mins)

Organisation

1/4 pitch

14 players - 2 goal keepers, 2 defenders & 10 attackers

Activity

Working on penetration and looking for a penetrating pass into the striker.

To start it will be 4 attackers v 2 defenders plus goal keeper.

Centre Midfielder will play the ball into the striker who will then bounce the ball back to the centre mid.

The striker will then peel off angling his run for the centre mid to play a penetrating pass.

Wide attackers will also support if the pass into the striker is not on and will give another option.

As attacking centre mid plays first pass into the striker a recovering midfielder will go in and try and help the defender.

If the defenders win the ball they try and score into one of the two small sided goals.

Coaching Points

Striker come in short to link up with centre mid

Centre mid passing onto strikers safe side

Communication whether to hold the ball up and take a touch or bounce back first time

Once bounced back from striker drive at defender creating 2v1

Striker spin off creating and angle and into space for a pass from centre mid


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression

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Progression (5 mins)

Progression

Progressing into a 5v4. 2 wide attackers push up to create 3 strikers. 1 other centre midfielders come in to create 2. 2 wide midfield defenders to pick up 2 extra strikers. plus recovering midfielder.

Still looking to work on penetration either by a pass or dribble.

Still playing the ball into the striker and looking for them to spin off, but now with an extra 2 attackers alongside the striker to create a front 3 (Barcelona).

If the penetration pass into the striker isn't on we are looking for 1 of the attacking wide players to make a run in behind the defender.

Movement can first go in behind then if that's not on they can go fake to go in behind and go across the front.

If none of the options are on keep possession and be patient.

Coaching Points

Timing of the run

Fake to go in behind then across the front getting your arm across body between defender and ball

Suck defender in making pitch big for space to go into

Pep's 3 P's - position, patience & possession then freedom


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related Activity

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Game Related Activity (5 mins)

Organisation

1/4 of a pitch split into 3rds

End zones 25 metre each

14 players 7v7 reds set up in a 1-2-3 formation blue set up in a 1-4-1 formation

Activity

When the team in possession gets the ball across the half way line the last player (defender) must squeeze up the game and come out past their defensive 3rd.

This condition allows space to allow a penetrating pass or dribble in behind.

Strikers also can't go into the defensive 3rd they must only go between middle and attacking 3rd.

Once the ball goes into the attacking 3rd for the reds one midfielder may aslo go in and help the attack.

1 midfielder from the blues may go in and help creating 4 v 2 like bedding in.

Progression - Both red centre midfielders may go in to attack plus 3 blue midfielder to create 5 v 4

Coaching Points

Look to counter attack quickly when winning possession back (transition from defence to attack)

Weight/Accuracy of pass

Movement/timing of run


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (5 mins)

Organisation

1/4 pitch

14 players 7 v 7 (same set up as in game related)

Activity

Free play looking to get a freeze in when penetration wasn't used when there was a oppertunity to do so.


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