Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressure and Covering the Penetrating Ball

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Kyle Black
Name: Kyle Black
City: Lancaster
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Grid Split

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Grid Split
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3 Grid Split (15 mins)

Equipment:

-24 x 15 yard box broken down the three equal spaces (less players = smaller spaces)

-12 players in 3 seperate color pinnies

-enough balls to keep play flowing without the need to chase for balls

Organization:

- Blue passes the ball in area looking for a chance to split white and pass to red (don't force)

- Players must stay in their own grid and can't leave, especially defenders

- Play contunues for 2 minutes then switch new group into middle

Key Points:

- Team in middle must "pressure and cover" to prevent split/ penetrating ball.

- Must communicate to ensure only one player steps to ball (even though they must stay in the own grid)

- Must be able to find correct passing angles/ lanes and move not only horizonialy but verticially on the field as correct "cover" is needed

- Work to stay diciplined as a group


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 Grid Split Live

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3 Grid Split Live (15 mins)

Equipment:

- Same as before

Organization:

- Drill starts just the same as the previous one did with teams forced to stay in grids and BLUE looking for the split on WHITE to find RED

- If/ when a split happens then RED now has the ball and plays 4 v 4 against WHITE in grids 1 and 2.

- Another split (must be a split not a simple pass on the outside) back to BLUE would then force RED back into grid 1 and game would be BLUE against WHITE in grids 2 and 3 again looking for the next split.

- Play for 2 minutes with defending team looking to play to the coach if they win the ball

Key Coaching Points:

- Simple "pressure and cover" to start the game turns into a quick recovery and finding defensive shape when a team gets split.

- Forces players to make quick decisions during the run of play on how to find shape and whether they can "high press" or slow the ball and force a turn over methodicially.


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