Football/Soccer Session (U16): Creating Opportunities in the final 3rd (Start Time: 2015-11-04 17:00:00)

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Richard Hairyes, Adult Member

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Richard Hairyes
Name: Richard Hairyes
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Building Possessionto create opportunities

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Building Possessionto create opportunities (60 mins)

Area:60x40 divided into 6 zones. 16 players, 1 ball. 3v3 in each central zone. 2 target players at each end. Objective of game is to pass through two central areas and into target.Once acheived target plays to other target in adjoining zone, he plays out to opponents who attack the other way. Targets can swap over but must remain in balance. Players stay in there zones to start with.

Detail: Challenge the players to look forward early, if unable look for a player who can. Retain team shape and balance.Look at the speed, accuracy and choice of passes in central areas.

Progressions: Targets must receive ball on move. Players in central positions can rotate but team must remain balanced. One defender may drop into end zone to try to screen pass in. Player who plays ball in may rotate with Target man.

Challenges: Look for spaces for yourself, create spaces for team mates, rotation of positions to cause confusion, deal with players entering your grid. Look to play and follow pass, 1-2's, takeovers.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2 (30 mins)

Description

8 V 8 + 1 Gk per team

Pitch Size - 60x44yrd Field

Starting position: Ball should be played into the central area by the coach.

Formations as above is 2-4-2 for both teams

4vs4 commences in the central playing area. Both teams attempt to play the ball into the Target Forward.

- This can be progressed to must play early

- The players must make a set number of passes

Once the ball is passed into the Target Player (As above), an additional midfield player can step up to support into the final third creating a 3V2 Initially.

The defending team recognizes the supporting run and one defending player can recover into the final 3rd to help defend. COVER AND SUPPORT / TRACKING - All key elements.

Standard offside rules are applied once the ball is played into the Target Player.

Nobody can cross amy lines until the ball is passed into the Target Player.

If the defenders win the ball they pass back into the central 3rd area and the game resumes

Key Points

Coach a team on recovery runs to get behind the ball.

Coach where to make defensive recovery runs for various positions (In particular Midfield players).

Coach delay in defence.

Recognition and awareness to identify where attacking supporting runs come from. And Defender recovery runs.

Priority should be to get goal side of the ball and marks.

Defenders should position themselves to be able to see the ball and their immediate opponent.

Force players inside when pressing high up the field (forcing them back into the midfield masses to deny space).

Prevent the ball being passed forward is the ultimate goal, players pressing dont have to win the ball.

Discuss individual defending techniques, i.e. side on, get there fast arrive slow, dont over commit, on toes, focus on the ball, goal

side defending, stay on feet, etc

Communication - Tell team mates to track if they are in a position to do so

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Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social

Learning Objectives


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (30 mins)

Description

Add Wingers

- Progress - Can Only score from a cross

- Progress - Wingers Can attack from the opposite side

- Progress - Wingers can pressure each other on the wingers touch

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological/Social

Learning Objectives


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Movement
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Custom Pass
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