Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G00/G03 - Out of Possession in middle 1/3 - Improving back four

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

~#4/5 winning balls in air; ~#2/3 reducing space between CBs; #4/5 reading cues of when to step vs. drop


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech. WU

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Tech. WU (20 mins)

1) Arrival activity: 4v1 rondos

2) Tech. Warm Up

Setup:

Cones setup as shown.

4 lines (1 line for each position in back four)

Activity:

1) 4 players come out from lines and coach serves 4 balls in. Player receives and plays back in two touches and other players move to cover/balance positions behind ball.

2) Progress to remove inner cones and use outer cones. Add goalkeeper and work in bigger space.

After the 4 balls have been played, players run around cones and perform warmup exercises:

a)jog, carioca, diagonal shuffles

b)activation

c)inch worm, quad-sky-to-toe, T-hamstring, lateral squats

d)linear skip, lateral skip, backward skip

e)linear bound, 45 degree bound

f) quick feet to accel, quick feet lateral to accel, back pedal to accel


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo-3 team

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Rondo-3 team (20 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 3 reps = 12 min

Setup:

2 outer grids of 25x20; central grid of 25x10

3 teams of 5

Activity:

Team in possession must complete at least 3 (modify to 4 or 5 if too fast) before they can switch play to opposite side.

Only defenders can earn points by: 1) Steal ball and score in counter-goal (2 points) or 2)Steal ball and play into central defenders (1 point) or 3) Central defenders intercept pass.

Progression:

+Allow far side team to send in a player to central zone to play through (i.e. a center midfielder)

Coaching Points:

~3 central defenders keep gaps small between

~Reading cues of when to step up vs. drop off

~Checking shoulders to see who to screen (intercept pass)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 SSG

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7v7 SSG (20 mins)

Intervals:

4 min work + 2 min rest x 4 reps = 24 min

Setup:

Half field (field should be 60 yards wide)

2 teams in 1-4-2 formation.

Balls behind each GK.

Activity:

1) Teams score by passing ball into GK feet.

2) Teams score by passing ball into GK hands (or feet).

Coaching Points:

~Cues of when to step: bouncing ball, backward pass

~Don't let player on ball turn to face forward

~Back four squeezing together to deny penetrating pass

~Reading cues of when to drop: time & space on ball, head up, approaching ball to strike

~Open body shape of back four - see ball and player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v8 half field

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7v8 half field (20 mins)

Intervals:

5 min work + 2 min rest x 3 reps = 21 min

Setup:

Half field with 3 counter goals for defending team.

Defensive team in 1-4-2.

Attacking team in 2-3-3

Activity:

Balls alternate starting positions: goal kick for def., free kick for attack, throw in.

When in possession, attacking team has 8 players. Out of possession the 2 outside backs drop back in gates (no defense).

Coaching Point:

~Deny central penetration

~Marking position: ball-side, goal-side

~Stepping up when possible: "when ball goes up, we go up"

~GK protecting space behind back four

Progression:

+Outside backs always in (8v7)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Play

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8v8 Play (20 mins)

Intervals:

10 min work + 2 min rest x 2 reps = 24 min

1-4-2-1 vs. 1-2-2-3

Field size: 70x60


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