Football/Soccer Session (U16): Period 1 Week 5 Session 2 - Defending When Outnumbered to Counter Attack

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Description - Warm up session. Servers on the outside play ground passes (2), left foot, right foot, then inside players spin to get another ball from an outside player. Change over & repeat. Continue this with low wide volleys (ball served outside the line of the body), high instep volleys, thigh passes, chest-volley, headers or any combinations that you need.

Technical - control the intensity as it is only a warm up. Insist on good technique.

Tactical

Physical - pulse raising, mobility, game specific movements/actions

Psychological/Social - cooperative (service)

Learning Objectives


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 2v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 2v1
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Defending 2v1 (25 mins)

Description - practice starts with the Yellow player attacking the goal unopposed. Around the yellow line he shoots at goal.

Technical - RWTB, control, shooting

Tactical - simulates a breakaway

Physical - run at match pace

Psychological/Social - positive attitude to RWTB and shooting, be ruthless

Learning Objectives - pace of attack. Controlled finishes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1

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2v1

Description - as soon as the Yellow player releases his shot, 2 blues immediately attack the Yellow goal. The Yellow player who shot, immediately has to defend against the 2 blues.

Technical - Blues - attack at pace. Red - line of recovery, assess the threat, stay between the ball and the goal.

Tactical - Red - Delay the attack, prevent the shot.

Physical - pace of recovery after the shot

Psychological/Social - mentality to DEFEND! Bravery to block shot or make the tackle.

Learning Objectives - how to defend when outnumbered, where & why to show the attacker.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1

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2v1

Description - the blue attacker WHO TAKES THE SHOT now becomes the solo defender against 2 Yellows.

Technical - as before

Tactical - as before

Physical - as before

Psychological/Social - as before

Learning Objectives - as before


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 3v2 to 2v1

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Progression 3v2 to 2v1 (25 mins)

Technical - The practice is progressed to a 3 v 2, the player who takes the shot becomes a solo defender against the 2 blues.

Tactical

Physical

Psychological

Session Objectives (individual)

Session Objectives (Group)


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

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Game Related Practice (40 mins)

Description - shown using 5 v 5 + 2 Floaters. Floaters play for the team in possession. Diagram shows Yelllows attacking the bottom goal. Final pass goes through to a blue who dribbles forward and plays to Orange floater. Yellows are now 2 men down and must defend.

Technical - Team in possession controls the TEMPO of the game.

Tactical - If the defence are organised (compact) keep the ball and probe for an opening. If you can attack quickly whilst the other team are recovering, be direct.

Physical - Match paced running and game specific movements.

Psychological/Social - Game specific situations. Decision making, whether to press the ball or drop off. Where to "show" the attacker.

Learning Objectives - How to defend as an individual/unit when outnumbered.

When you regain the ball, how to exploit the defensive weakness (numbers down).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 7

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Screen 7 (20 mins)

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological

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Session Objectives (Group)


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