Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Transition to attack in midfield third

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Sarah Fawcett, Young Member

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Sarah  Fawcett
Name: Sarah Fawcett
City: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

U16 competive team

To improve the team ability to transition to attack when regaining possession of the ball in the midfield third - possession vs penetrate

Long Term Task-Orientated Goals

-Improve #4/#5 dropping off when winning ball in midfield;

-Improve winning possession in midfield

-Decision making of #6, #8, #10 when winning possession (possess the ball vs penetrate)

-Recognition of possibilities to counter attack

Duration of Field Session: 1 hour 30 

Number of players: 16

Equipment: balls, 3 sets of pinnies, 2 large goals, 2 small goals, cones, first aid kit, whiteboard and pen

Area size: full pitch

Facitity: Turf field, Middle school

Role of Assistant Coach: ball feeder, time keeper, assisting with coaching points and interaction


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity & Warm up
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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
passing and receiving skills
Technical Tactical
support, mobility
Technical Physical
perception, awareness
Technical Psychological
decision making, deception
Technical Social
communication, teamwork

Arrival Activity & Warm up (15 mins)

Passing to penetrate arrival activity

Intensity: moderate

Set Up:

-10x10 box

- balls

- 3 yellows

- 3 reds

- 1 green

Yellows play to yellows, reds to reds. Green player is involved with team in possession. Transition ball from side to side.

Coaching Points:

- Pass quality and type

- Movement in the middle to create space: One player goes long, one short

- Awareness of movement around you, scan, scan, scan

Progressions:

-Rotate positions

Followed by FIFA 11+ Dynamic warm up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1-->5v3

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1-->5v3
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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
passing quality and range, receiving skills
Technical Tactical
width, depth, tempo, support, mobility
Technical Physical
perception,awarenss speed endurance
Technical Psychological
decision making, playing with quality at speed, deception
Technical Social
communication, individual vs team play

3v1-->5v3 (15 mins)

Intensity: high

Intervals:

90 seconds work + 15-30 seconds rest x 8 reps

Setup:

-25x25 grid

-10x10 grid in the middle

-Team of 5 versus a team of 3

- 2 grids of 8 players

Activity:

-Ball starts in inner grid: 3v1 --> 5 passes = 1 point

-If defender wins ball, they transfer to outer players --> 10 passes = 1 point

-If defending 3 win ball they must transfer it back into middle square.

-Once ball is out of middle, team of 5 not allowed to defend inside box (allow team of 3 to transfer into box). BUT, team of 5 can defend outside of box (still an element of transition).

Progression:

-Rotate positions

-Team of 5 limited to 3 touch.

Coaching Points:

- Once winning the ball, immediately play the simplest pass away from pressure

- Players off ball moving to create passing angles

- Awareness of movement around you, scan, scan, scan

-Decision making of the player gaining possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): conditioned game 5 v 5 + wide neutrals & GKs

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
passing quality and range, receiving skills
Technical Tactical
width, depth, ball circulation, support, mobility, penetrate, creativity
Technical Physical
perception,awarenss, speed endurance
Technical Psychological
decision making, playing with quality at speed, deception
Technical Social
communication, individual vs team play

conditioned game 5 v 5 + wide neutrals & GKs (25 mins)

Intensity: high

Intervals: 3 min work + 1 min rest x 6 reps = 24 min

Setup:

- 2 teams of 5

- 2 teams play, other players provide goalies and wide neautrals

- Field of 50x40 with big goals

Activity:

- Team in possession must get the ball to wide neutrals before going to goal.

- Wide neutrals get 2 touch max.

Progressions:

- Rotate positions

- If facing own goal, player MUST play one touch (work on movement to face forward). Side on and forward facing get unlimited touches.

Start Position:

-From GK looking to get ball to #6,#8 or #10.

-Create an overload of players to transition in the middle third. Midfield player attempts to pass behind the opposing midfield player who intercepts the ball. All players should be reacting to a successful pass and moving into position accordingley.

Coaching Points:

- When winning the ball, play the simplest pass possible to break pressure

- #4/5 dropping off when winning possession to switch play through back

- #8/10 stretching the field long to either get behind or create room for other CM's

- Decision making of the player gaining possession

- Recognition of possibilities to counter attack

- Momentum in attack.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
passing quality and range, receiving skills
Technical Tactical
width, depth, ball circulation, support, mobility, penetrate, creativity
Technical Physical
perception,awarenss, speed endurance
Technical Psychological
decision making, playing with quality at speed, deception
Technical Social
communication, individual vs team play

Phase of Play (30 mins)

Intensity: high

Intervals: 5 min work + 30 seconds to 1 min rest x 4 reps = 24 min

Set up:

- Full width of field x length is approximately 20 yards into other half

- 8 v 7 plus GK

- attacking team set up as 2-5-1 (yellow), no GK

- defending team GK-4-3 (red)

- red team scoring in small goals.

- yellow team scoring in large goal.

Activity:

-Normal game rules apply.

-focusing on attacking aspects, but organize the players into a defensive shape.

Progressions:

-change players in specific positions.

Start Position:

-create an overload of players to transition in the middle third. Midfield player attempts to pass behind the opposing midfield player who intercepts the ball. All players should be reacting to a successful pass and moving into position accordingley.

Coaching Points:

- When winning the ball, play the simplest pass possible to break pressure

- #4/5 dropping off when winning possession to switch play through back

- #8/10 stretching the field long to either get behind or create room for other CM's

- #7/11 creating width and #9 depth

- Decision making of the player gaining possession

- Recognition of possibilities to counter attack

- Momentum in attack.


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