Football/Soccer Session (U15): Attacking 2. Positional Awareness and Understanding. (Start Time: 2015-02-02 19:30:00)

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Jeff Ashton
Name: Jeff Ashton
City: Stoke-on-Trent
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing through the thirds

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Playing through the thirds (20 mins)

CONDITIONS:

All players to play in their respective zones. 4 V 4 in the central area. 2 teams of 4 on either side of the play area, for team in possession to receieve from and play through to target receivers. Can also play off 2 wide players who are on 2 touch. Change over after 4 mins.

YELLOWS are defending 1st, AIM is to stop the ball being transferred from one end zone to the other, on transition turn over opposite team defend.

COACHING POINTS

Keep tight distances between each other

Early pressure and aim to force play one way.

Travel in relation to the ball, eg; When ball is switched horizontally, furthest man from the ball has to work hard to narrow off to stop ball being played between the lines. Look to intercept and counter.

Clear communication

Coaching Points:

Technical - 1st defender 1 v 1 defending skills - Body shape, angle of approach - footwork - delay

2nd defender support and screening - 3rd + 4th defender support and balance.

Tactical - Delay - Patience - Positional awareness - Changes of roles

Physical - Speed - High work rate - Strength on the ball

Psycological - Determination - Confidence - Take Responsibility

Social - Communication - Encourage other team mates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition

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Transition (25 mins)

Session Organisation

Area 60x40yds, divided into 6 zones, with end zones 10x40yds, divided into 2 equal size areas & 2 central zones, each 20x40yds wide, as illustrated.

16 players, 1 ball.

3v3 in each central zone, 2 Target players for each team in each of 2 end zones.

Practice starts with the Blues in possession.

Objective of game to pass through each of 2 central zones to play into T.

Once achieved, T player transfers ball to second T in adjoining end zone.

Second T passes into opponent’s central third player to change direction of play.

T players may change positions, but must remain in balance, as do central players, in terms of numbers.

Detail

Challenge 1: Try to play forward early, or (if unable), pass to a player who is in a position to do so.

Teams need to retain their positional balance & structure.

Exchanges of position in central zones, whilst maintaining balance is encouraged.

Choice, speed & accuracy of passes in congested central zones.

Quality of passes into T’s, who will be on the move in end zones.

Simple progressions for this practice are:

D’s may press in end zone

Players may pass into end zones & replace receiving player who exits end zone for mid zone.

Four Corners

Technical

Tactical

Players to look for spaces to exploit.

Create space for team mate to exploit.

Place changing to unbalance opposition.

Deal with opponents entering into grid

Physical

Psychological

Social


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal Game. Playing under pressure.

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Zonal Game. Playing under pressure. (25 mins)

Session Organisation.

Small Sided Game. Balls; Bibs; Cones.

Six, 15 x 15 zonal areas = 45 x 30 play area. 6 v 6 play, 1 v 1 in selected zones.

2 target players, one in each target free zone area and 2 floaters in wide free zone areas,

one each side.

Progression; Allow players to switch side to side creating 2v2 then rotational grid movement

Detail

S-S-Game. 1v1 must stay in zoned areas, retain the ball by using supporting players. To score the team in possession must recieve from a target zone player and play through to the opposite target player.

Free play to start with and then had conditions 1/2/3 touch etc.

Sideway rotation of team player in possession only.

Forward and backwards rotation of team player in possession only. Understanding game awareness and game appreciation

Four Corners

Technical.

Work on Receiving skills, dealing with the ball under pressure, passing and keeping possession by using the ball effectively.

Tactical

Individual rolls and resposibilities both defensively and offensively

Physical

Develop. Aerobic and Anaerobic capabilities of players. Game specific work

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Psychological.

Test the ability to work under pressure, scenario

Social

Encourage your team mates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positional awareness and understanding

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Positional awareness and understanding (25 mins)

Session Organisation

Half Pitch; 9v9. 60 Yds x 55 Yds. With a 5yd central free zone and 2 x 8yd side zones for floating players only.

Detail

3v3+2 floating players on 2 touch condition in each attacking half. 1 Attacking striker can drop into central zone area unapossed to receive and select options. shoot, play into wide play, combination 1-2 etc. progression, allow side floating players to engage in 1v1 situations etc.

Four Corners

Technical.

Work on Receiving skills, dealing with the ball under pressure, passing and keeping possession and using the ball effectively. shots and headers on target.

Tactical.

Individual rolls and resposibilities. When to drop off and pull away to create space, link up play and movement with and without the ball.

Physical.

Develop Aerobic and Anaerobic capabilities of players. Game specific work.

Psychological.

Test the ability to work under pressure, scenario

Social

Encourage team mates and develop good habits.


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