Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ALITHSA Arsenal: Playing With Back to Goal

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Dean Smith, Young Member

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Dean Smith
Name: Dean Smith
City: Schaumburg
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Teaching players to play with their back to goal and create positive attacking situations from passes into the forwards feet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Group Warm Up - Shielding

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Group Warm Up - Shielding (5 mins)

Shielding:

- In pairs (red attacker, blue def), both player jog freely around the balls

- Scatter several balls around the playing area

- Once coach shouts "attack" red player runs to nearest ball and shields for 5 sec

- Repeat with this time blue attacking and red defending

- Start with low pressure from def and build to full pressure from def

- Extend the shielding time to 10-15 sec; whomever has ball when time is up gets the point

Coaching Points:

- Get side on the shield

- Keep ball on outside of furthest foot away from def

- Feel the defender with extended arm

- Turn into space away from defenders' movements


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Station #1: Receiving with back to goal

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Station #1: Receiving with back to goal (15 mins)

Receiving with Back to Goal:

- Set up as shown in diagram -- 4 players per grid

- Red player on inside receives pass from red player on the outside

- Receiving player must take 5 touches an play pass back to red player

- Next rep is done with blue player on inside receiving from blue player on outside

- After several reps change inside and outside players

Progression:

- Receiver must try to shield, turn and play pass to player on the opposite side

Coaching Points:

- Have receiver stand right up against the defender

- Take defender away from the ball to leave space in-front (don't kill space)

- Receiver gets side on the for greater awareness and to put more distance between ball and defender

- High pressure from defender (make it game like)

- First touch on outside of nearest foot

- Get lower to receive (don't stand upright) and extend arm into defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Station #2: Coerver - back to goal game

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Station #2: Coerver - back to goal game (15 mins)

1v1 back to goal SSG:

- Set as shown in diagram (coach is on yellow with all the balls)

- Use pug goals

- Once coach play ball out the 2 players on the line run and and compete for the ball

- The objective is for the player on the ball to turn and shoot in any of the 2 goals

- A goal can only be scored in the shaded area

- If balls goes out 2 new players compete with a new ball

PROGRESSION:

- After a ball is played out and 1v1 is in progress, coach can shout "ATTACK" which means support players from each team can come out and join in to create a 2v2

Coaching Points:

- Win the space on approach to the ball

- Protect the ball if there is high pressure from def

- Turn into space

- Combinations with support player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Station #3: Attacking & Finishing

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Station #3: Attacking & Finishing (15 mins)

Attacking: Back to Goal

- Set up as shown in diagram (2v2)

- Have 2 def and 2 attackers on the side of field to rotate in and out on every 2 reps

- Ball gets played back and forth form between the two mids, and when time is right to play to foward players, play ball in and forwards play 2v2

PROGRESSION:

- After pass is played by a mid the other mid (who did NOT play the pass) can join in the attack and make it a 3v2 to goal

- Keep rotating forwards, defenders and mids

Coaching Points:

- Can forward create separation from Def?

- Can forward get in front of def and create an open passing lane

- Create space for each other (cross-over runs)

- Get turned and get shot at goal


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