Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Possession Games - Overloads & Transitions - Group

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Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: 4v4+1 & Break Away 2v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: 4v4+1 & Break Away 2v1
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Part I: 4v4+1 & Break Away 2v1 (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown

- Smaller 30 x 20 area set up as shown

- 12 Players (5 Attackers, 5 Defenders, 1 Support Players & 1 Goalkeeper)

- 3-4 Target gates set up as shown (Speed Poles)

- 1 Full Size Goal set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Players are split into two teams (Yellow vs Red) & compete in a 4v4 possession game inside smaller area. Attacking team can use Support Player (White) to create an overload

- Each team also has one Defender/Target Player standing in the next zone ready to play

- Attacking team aims to dribble through gates to score point. After scoring second point players can break out into the Attacking Zone (see diagram)

- Once entering Attacking Zone the player in possession aims to score past Goalkeeper, using their team mate if needed to create a 2v1

- Once a goal is scored or attack breaks down the attacker who entered Attacking Zone swaps with team mate & becomes the new defender/attacker

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to stretch & seperate the opposition. Exploit the gaps!

- Support: Be in a position to receive the ball to; dribble through gate? and/or keep possession?

- Awareness: Always scan and take snapshots of your space & surroundings. Whats the picture?

- Transition: Attack with purpose & take advantage of overload. Lure in Defender? Use team mate as Decoy? 1v1 attacking strategies?

- Finishing: Be positive & go for goal. Check position of Defender & Goalkeeper. Can you shoot early?

Progression

P - Attacking team must make 3 consecutive passes before dribbling through a gate

P - Defender can follow Attacker to create 2v2 in Attacking Zone

P - Must play a team mate into Attacking Zone with a penertrating pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part II: 2v1 & 3v2 Transition Game

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Part II: 2v1 & 3v2 Transition Game (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 50 area set up as shown (split into two with 1/2 way line)

- 15 Players (6 Attacker, 7 Defenders & 2 Goalkeepers)

- 2 Full Size Goals

- 1 Ball (additional with Goalkeepers)

Activity

- This activity follows the same sequence (1 to 5) & repeats

- (1) Goalkeeper plays out to either Attacker (Yellow) to begin the attack

- (2) Attacker who receives drives forward with ball supported by team mate (2v1)

- (3) Once Attackers cross halfway line Defender is released & recovers back to help out (2v2)

- (4) Attackers can score at any time in Attacking half - play continues until goal is scored, possession is lost or goal keeper makes save

- (5) Immediately after Attack is finished (goal or no goal) Defender from opposite team (Red) drives into the area with ball to create a transition on attack (3v2). Yellows must now react, recover & become defenders

- Once both attacks have taken place players rotate around the area & the Goalkeeper (Yellow team) restarts the activity

- After set time switch the teams over to experience both scenarios

Coaching Points

- Attacking Strategies: Look to attack at speed & with a purpose!

- Adapt & Adjust: Whats the picture on attack; shoot early? lure the defender to link up? use team mate as decoy? or 1v1 attacking strategies to finish?

- Transition: Reaction to defend! Recover, Re-adjust & React to the situation

- Finishing: Be positive & go for goal. Check position of Defender & Goalkeeper. Can you shoot early?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part III: 6-Goal 3v3+1 & 6v6+1 Transition Game

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Part III: 6-Goal 3v3+1 & 6v6+1 Transition Game (20 mins)

Organization

- 40 x 60 area set up as shown

- 40 x 10 middle channel set up as shown

- 16 Players (6 Attackers, 6 Defenders, 2 Support Players & 2 Goalkeepers)

- 2 Full Size Goals & 4 Mini Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Players are split into two teams (Yellow vs Red) & divided evenly between both sides of the area (3v3)

- Two Support Players play between the two zones in their own channel

- To begin, each team is assigned a goal to attack. In this example Yellows attack full size, while Reds attack the mini goals

- The aim is for the Yellow team to transfer the ball end to end & score. They are free to use the Support Players in the middle channel who are on two touch maximum

- The Support Player that is not used to transfer the ball can join the attack to create a 4v3 overload

- If Yellow score in one goal, play turns & they attempt to score in the opposite end

- If the Red team win the ball, the game triggers into a 4 goal possession game

- Support players can now join the red attacks as previous, but must return to neutral zone before helping

- Red team can circulate the ball & score in any mini goal

- If ball is lost over sidelines teams restart with kick ins

- After set time switch the team responsibilities & goal they can score in

Coaching Points

- Possession: Circulation of the ball to stretch & seperate the opposition. Exploit the gaps!

- Support: Be in a position to receive the ball to; play forward to goal? and/or keep possession?

- Awareness: Always scan and take snapshots of your space & surroundings. Whats the picture?

- Transition: Be ready to React & Adapt on change of possession. Re-organize to defend vs penertration in attack!

- Finishing: Be positive & go for goal. Check position of Defender & Goalkeeper. Can you shoot early?

Progression

P - Team who scores in the mini goals now takes control of the game & scores in full size goals

P - Play Directional. Attacking team can now score in Full size goal or two mini goals either side when on attack


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