Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Practice Plan (Start Time: 2016-03-03 09:00:00)

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Keith Cappo
Name: Keith Cappo
City: Drexel Hill, PA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Practice plan focusing on team defensive shape in preparation for game on Saturday.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (10 mins)

Triangle set up with ladder along one side. Two player at the point and others divided amongst the other two cones. All movements end with a distinct run back through the ladder to the cone where you started. [1] give and go, [2] up/back/through, [3] 3 man combination. Focus on the quality of the technique and maintaining technique at full speed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition Rondo

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Transition Rondo (10 mins)

Set Up: Size of field and umber of players, but players are divided into two even teams. Dependent upon desired outcome, you can adjust for your needs and level. Balls, pinnies and cones needed.

Organization: Team in possession [black] have all players inside the box. Team without the ball will have at least 2 players on outside of box, and the remainder of players defending inside box. The attacking team maintains possession and gains a point for every 6 consecutive passes. If the defending team wins the ball, they look to play out to one of the players on outside, and that signals full change of psession, and those players come into the box, and at least 2 players from team who lost ball exit the box and get ready on side.

Variations: [1] neutral player, [2] touch limit in possession, [3] change numbers on outside of box.

Coaching Points: Defensive pressure, decision making, accuracy of passes, quick transition, mentality, raising core temperature.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal Blocks

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Zonal Blocks (20 mins)

Set Up: In a 44 by 76 yard area, we will play 8 v 8 with 2 neutrals and 2 gk. In the middle, there will be a 44 x 40 grid, marked off into blocks.

Activity: At first, we will do two seperate exercises, attacking each goal simultaneously. The front four attack the back 4. The attackers can only play a ball into their target, as long as it is not a straight ball into them. The defending team does not allow them to penetrate the line, and if they win it, they make one pass and the activity restarts, or they find a neutral player. If they do get penetrated, they need to work on tracking back and their defensive positioning.

Progressions: Turn it into one game, where we have to play through the zones and the neutrals play for both teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 v 9

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8 v 9 (25 mins)

Setup: In an area, roughly 45 - 50 x 20 - 30, divided into 3 zones. Team size can vary, in this case, we have 8 on defensive team, and 9 on offensive team, one GK in big goal, one GK behind the goal made from poles. [balls, pinnies, cones, poles, goal]

Organization: We play 8 v 9, with the defense getting in their defensive shape, and the attackers assigning themselves 3 to each zone. The back 4 push up to line, that also serves as an offside line. The attacking team tries to penetrate the back line and if successful, they attack the goal, and the defensive team recovers. Attackers cannot move from zone to zone, they must stay in their zone, keeping possession, and looking to penetrate the back line. The defenders can move freely, and are encouraged to move in accordance with desired defensive shape and tactics. If the defensive team wins the ball, they look to score in the counter goals. If they play the ball through the counter goals, and into the waiting keeper's hands, it is worth 3 points. The defensive team looks to outnumber the attacking team in the 3 zones [4 v 3] and win the ball back.

Progressions: [1] attacking team can move freely from zone to zone, [2] add forward players who play behind counter goals, and if played, shadow play to goal.

Focus: team shape, communication, recovery runs, squeezing the field, individual defending technique, pressure/cover/balance, pressure vs no pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 10v9 Defensive Shape

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10v9 Defensive Shape (30 mins)

Setup: Half pitch, extended 20 yards, with 3 counter goals on end, divided into 3 columns.

Organization: 10 attackers vs 10 defenders. Ball starts with server/target behind the counter goals, attackers aim is to score on goal, while the defenders try to win the ball and get the ball to their target through a counter goal for 3 points, or just through gate without hitting target for 1 point. Only stipulations are that the field is divided into three columns, and if the attacking team has possession in one of the wide areas, the defensive team needs to pinch in so that there are no defensive players in the weak wide area. Offensive team can make only 3 consecutive passes in a specific colum in order to encourage switching play. After spending time defending big goal, team switch to work on more of pressing phase in which they defend higher up the field. In this case, the ball starts with the goalie, or defensive line playing out from back.

Progressions: [1] Place another large goal and make it 10 v 10 normal game, [2] start ball from different areas on pitch, [3] add set play practice into game.

Focus: overall team defensive shape, pressing triggers, successful counter attacks, communication, squeezing, quick transitional moments.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (25 mins)

Set Up: 9 v 9 including GK's on approx 3/4 of an 11 v 11 field

Instruction: No restrictions, allow theme of the training session to come out naturally in the flow of the game

Coaching points: Players ability to connect passes through good support angles (play in 3's) and recognize moments to play forward/change tempo and get numbers forward to support target striker and creare numerical advantages. Timing, distance, angle of support runs. Ability to convert high percentage of goal scoring opportunities


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