Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Phases of Play

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Nathan Fleming, Adult Member

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Nathan Fleming
Name: Nathan Fleming
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing

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Pressing

Setting a Press

When the oppossing team has the ball in their defensive 1/3 (our attacking 1/3), it is crucial for all 8 field players to set an organized press in order to delay or deny advancement of the ball.

#9 and #11 must step and become 1st and 2nd defender (Pressure / Cover)

#10, 6, and 8 get marked up in the midfield in order to deny any penetrating passes forward

#2 steps to attacker in order to deny any pass up the sideline

#5 gives us depth

#3 pinches in and keeps ball and widest player "in the vision of his hips"

Key Points

- Must apply pressure to the ball as soon as our possession is lost (transition to defend)

- Finding marks in the midfield (Communicate, move your feet, do not assume someone else will do it)

- Back 3 defenders must stay organized and press to any forwards


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Goal Kick

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Goal Kick

Goal Kicks

#2 is Wide (possibility of playing short, but is creating width)

#5 must be goalside of their forward

#3 is pinched in, also goalside of any other forward (come into middle 1/3 of field)

#6, 8, 10 slide over to supply numberical advantage to win the ball

#9, 11 create depth and an outlet for when we win the ball

#1 (GK) must clear the ball past their first defender (their striker)

Key Points

- Must get numbers around the ball

- Compact the field to 2/3s in order to win the ball (once ball is won, we expand)

- MUST GET GOALSIDE OF ALL OPPOSING PLAYERS


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Attacking

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Counter Attacking

Counter Attacking

Once we have won possession, it is key that each player group(defenders, midfielders, forwards) step up the field in an organized block.

#2, 5, 3 step our back line in order to create a higher offiside line

#10, 8, 6 find their shape (triangle) and create support for any ball movement

#9, 11 should be making dynamic runs in order to get their defensive players shifting (1 checks in, 1 checks out)

Key Points

- Penetrate open space (pass, dribble, shoot, run)

- Step iwith your block (ESPECIALLY OUR BACK 3)

- Find the receiving lines (do not just look to play forward, but to create passing opportunities of support)


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