Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Boston 2007 - Defending from the Front (Start Time: 2016-10-19 16:15:00)

Profile Summary

Graham Rennie
Name: Graham Rennie
City: Falkirk
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up

Warm Up - The Circle - 10 mins

Organisation

Circle 20 yds in diameter - ball for each player.

Variations

1) players jog behind ball

2) toe taps

3) two steps either side of ball

4) sole taps

5) run around the ball (quick steps)

6) toe taps

7) dribble ball into middle cone and back

8) pull / push (both feet - extension - pull/inside then pull / outside)

9) quick ten on the the spot beside ball

12) two steps either side of ball

13) dribble balls balls into middle

14) dribble around outside of cone and back to your place

15) toe taps

16) quick ten on the spot

17) sprint into middle x 2

Build up intensity. Lots of encouragement, don't allow players to stop moving or become flat footed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing Activity

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Pressing Activity (20 mins)

Pressing Activity - 15 mins

Organisation

Teams of 5 in 25x25yd boxes. Coach plays the ball into one group and one of opposing group move through the gates to press every four passes. If the defending team win the ball back they can play to their own group and support. Opposition then go through to press every 4 passes.

Progression

If the game gets to 5v5, one of the team in possession can move into the empty pitch and if they receive a pass, his team mates join and the game restarts.

Coaching Points

- players pressing try and force the play down one of the sides close to where the players enter

- communication to pressing player (show him left / right)

- quality of possession play (accurate passing, first touch away from pressure)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing Activity

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Pressing Activity

Pressing Activity - 15 mins

Organisation

Blues line up 1-2-1-2. Four white players start on the halfway line and begin to press once the goalkeeper passes out. Rotate roles.

Progression

Coach passes into goalkeeper who moves to the edge of box before distributing.

Coaching Points

- 11 arcs run to cut off pass to blue wide midfielder

- 6 drops deeper and cuts off passing lane to goal

- 9 cuts off pass to deep CM

- 7 cuts off pass to opposite wide player

- Aggressive pressure, don't allow opposing player to get his head up

- correct defensive stance

- offer pass then press aggressively


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 game

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7v7 game (20 mins)

7v7 Game - 20 minutes

Organisation

Freeplay. Encourage teams to keep shape and consolidate the coaching points from throughout the session.


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