Football/Soccer Session (U14): Counter attacking from midfield

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Mark Litherland, Adult Member

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Mark Litherland
Name: Mark Litherland
City: Great Harwood
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Tactical session to work on CA from midfield 3rd.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End zone - skill

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End zone - skill (30 mins)

Description

CA exercise for midfield players

Detail

Central playing area with end zones either side.

One team looks to keep possession ('x' amount of passes) before they can attack and score.

Other team looks to defend, win the ball back, and CA to score.

Teams score by getting the ball unopposed into the end zone (pass or rwtb).

Teams play directionally.

Team in possession receive 5 footballs before rotating as the CA team.

If there are GKs available, put them in.

Progressions

1. Can play both ways.

2. Ask CA team to attack opposite goal to the half they win the ball in.

3. One touch pass into end zone/3rd man run into end zone.

4. Recovery defenders.

5. Can have CB's in end zone or CF's or both.

CPs and Challenges

Compact v pressing to win it back - set traps.

Fast transition/change of mentality.

No long passing sequences - can you CA in 4 passes or less / 6 seconds?

Do you pass, rwtb, hit space?

If you can't play forward 1st, can a team mate? Secure that 1st pass.

Change of tempo.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CA in midfield - skill

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CA in midfield - skill (30 mins)

Description

Counter attacking exercise for midfield players.

Detail

Blues keep possession in their shape - outside players look to play through the middle. 5 passes - goal.

Red midfielders look to win the ball back before CA to goal.

Reds have time limit and pass limit to score. Blues cannot recover to defend.

Progressions

1. Outside (4) blue can act as cb/dcm and recover to defend.

2. Place 1 x cf and 1 x cb in end zone area and ask CA reds to play into cf to initiate CA.

3. Wide outside blues (7&11) can also defend.

4. Coach throws ball in from anywhere to initiate CA.

5. Add end zone and goal on opposite end of pitch for blues to work towards - again must get 5 passes before they can score. This increases realism for reds by defending a target. Remove the outside blue (9).

6. Can even teams up and play to 2 goals - 1v1 in end zones and possession inside area.

CPs and Challenges

Compact v pressing to win it back - set traps.

Fast transition/change of mentality.

No long passing sequences - can you CA in 4 passes or less / 6 seconds?

Do you, hit the cf, rwtb, hit space?

If you can't play forward 1st, can a team mate? Secure that 1st pass.

Create and exploit overloads - how, where?

Movement of CF - when, how, where?

Change of tempo.

Be positive, creative, and clinical.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - scenario

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SSG - scenario (30 mins)

Description

SSG - Scenario based CA exercise.

Detail

One team defends deep looking to bring opposition on to open up the space to CA.

Other team looks to keep possession.

Progression.

Normal game.


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