Football/Soccer Session (First Team): Possession VS Counter attack

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Highlight the importance of attacking quickly and on the transition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up (10 mins)

Organization:

8x8 yard area - 2 boxes

5v2

Instructions:

Complete ten passes before moving into second box

Player limted to one touch

Players that loose the ball go to the middle (two cycles to work your way out)

If possession team works the ball into the second box defenders stay in


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Possession (10 mins)

Organization:

8x8 yard area

5v2 or 5v3

Four players positioned outside and one inside

Instructions:

Defenders must intecept the ball

Attacking team must possess - one touch on the outside - two touches on the inside

Defenders work for one minute - rotate players afer this time

Coaching Points:

Movement of central player to create space to receive or open up space to play through

Angles and distance of support - movement of outside players

Decision making

Progressions:

Allow defender to possess 2v1 inside if they win the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter to Goal

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter to Goal
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Counter to Goal (30 mins)

Organization:

60x30 yard area - field divided into two halfs

2v1 in each half with GK's

Extra players positioned on the halfway line behind the flag

Defenders -

Forwards -

Instructions:

The game starts with GK - defenders build out of the back 2v1

When the ball is played into the striker players from the outside join to make 3v2

Attacking group has six seconds to score - game re-starts with opposite team after this time

Coaching Points:

First attacker - commit defender to the ball - be positive and drive for the goal

Second attacker - angle and distance of support to the ball

Third attacker - runs to unblance

Speed and fluentency when breaking

Progressions:

Allow defender to carry the ball over and one player from the outside joins - have extra defenders behind the goal to maintain balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Play

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Play (30 mins)

Organization:

7v7

60x44 yard area

Team 1 -

Team 2 -

Instructions:

Condition game so that one team is the possession group and one team the counter group

The possession group starts with the ball in the oppoenets half and must make ten passess before creating a chance to shoot on the goal

The counter group must attempt to win possession, play entry balll into strike and break to score within six seconds

Game re-starts with the possession group

Switch groups after a set time period

Coaching Points:

Movement of forward - ability to create space to open and play forward

Ability to read moment of transition and join quickly

Runs ahead of the ball

Balance behind the ball in case possession is lost

Progressions:

Remove retrictions and allow free play


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