Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending & Counter Attack

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Damian Wickie , Adult Member

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Damian  Wickie
Name: Damian Wickie
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Running In Space (Warm Up)

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

Equipment: 8 cones, 9 players

Setup: 40 yard square box. Two cones on each corner slightly staggard with one 3yards off the corner. 2 players at each corner with exception of A that has 3, one ball (keep a spare ball near each cone in the event of wayward balls)

Objective: Running at pace with the ball into space followed by good lead pass

Player A takes a big first touch towards Player B runs with the ball at pace. once they get 3/4 of the way to player B, they play a leading pass for player B to run onto and the cycle repeates around the square.

Coaching Points:

1- All players must go to meet the ball when receiving a pass.

2- It is important that players receive the ball with a guided leading first touch into space to run at pace.

3- Proper foot technique with laces pushing the ball out away from feet

4 - Head up

5- Bigger touches when in space

6- Accurate leading pass to teammate with pace.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Steal & Counter

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Steal & Counter (15 mins)

Equipment: 8 cones, 9 players

Setup: 40 yard square box. Two cones on each corner slightly staggard with one 3yards off the corner. 2 players at each corner with exception of A that has 3, one ball (keep a spare ball near each cone in the event of wayward balls)

Objective: Defender Breaking on Ball and running at pace with the ball into space

Player A1 takes a big first touch towards Player B1 & runs with the ball at pace. once they get 1/2 of the way to player B1, they play a leading pass for player B1 slightly out in front of their feet. Player B2 is on their toes in a ready position and breaks on ball to intercept and runs on towards player C1 and the cycle repeates around the square. Player B1 moves to B2, B2 to C1 etc.....

Coaching Points:

1- Defending players are on there toes watching and anticipating.

2- It is important that players intercept the ball with a guided leading first touch into space to run at pace.

3- Proper foot technique with laces pushing the ball out away from feet while running

4 - Strong break on the ball to be first to it

5- Bigger touches when in space

Progression: Add a wall player for the defender to play a one touch pass and go after the steal for combination play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure & Cover

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Pressure & Cover (15 mins)

Setup. 20 yards by 30 yards. Big goal on one end, 2 small pugs on other. 4 pinnies of a different colour than rest of team for attackers.

Reds attack - Blues defend in this example.

Objective: The goalkeeper and attackers try to play out from the net and score in one of the two mini goals. Defenders are to win ball and try to score on big net

Coaching Points:

Defenders close down with speed.

Communicate and move together

Keep good shape


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG  (Pressure & Cover)

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SSG (Pressure & Cover) (30 mins)

Details

Play 3v2 in each end third and 2v2 in the middle third.

The goalkeeper begins by throwing the ball to an attacker. All three attackers must touch the ball before they can pass it into the other half to one of the midfielder.

OP- Pressure and Cover

Technical

Practice - Execute correct technique on demanding

Tactical

Awareness of individual and collective group responsabilities

Physical

Full potential is progressively achieved

Psychological

Communication - understanding

Social

Accept responsibilities - Fun


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