Football/Soccer Session (U11): Attacking 1v1, penetration vs possession

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Valentin Lupulescu, Adult Member

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Valentin Lupulescu
Name: Valentin Lupulescu
City: bronx
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Block: Attacking 2v1; Combination - Give and Go

Focus: 2v1 Attacking (Possession vs. Penetration)

Skill Review: Inside Outside / Outside Push Pass

Type of Pressure: 1v1 or 2v1

Pressure Position: Varies

Decisions looking to affect:

1. Quality of positive first touch (Direction - towards target; Weight)

2.

Awareness of defender's position. Players ability to identify the

amount of pressure that is being applied to the ball (Speed / Approach).

How does that affect their first touch? Can we look to direct it away

from pressure?

3. Recognizing moments when to possess vs. penetrate.

4. Technique - Entrance, Engagement, Execution, Exit touch.

5.

Mentality - (a) Go to goal. (b) beat the defender with the inside outside in

a 1v1 scenario to get in the space left behind. (c) Possess to

penetrate.


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

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Valentin Warm up

Organization:

Each playe has a ball

Instructions:

Players perform the warm up instructed by coach

Coaching Points:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi-Opposed / Fully

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Semi-Opposed / Fully (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown in diagram

3-4 players per grid

1 Ball

Instructions:

1. Player A takes a slight touch left or right. 

2. Based on the direction of the initial (trigger) touch Player B and Player C look to open up by moving wide. Player B opposite direction of touch. Player C opposite side of Player B to open passing lane.

3. Player A passes the ball to Player B. Player B passes the ball to Player C. 

4. On Player C's first touch, Player A looks to apply immediate pressure, however he/she is restricted to side to side movement at the midline. Player A is not allowed to move forward or backwards from that line.

5. Player C looks to beat Player A with the Inside-Outside. 

6. Progression 1: Player C can pass the ball to Player B if he/she can not beat Player A.

7. Progression 2: Player A may move off of the midline and look to win the ball. If he/she wins the ball they will counter by dribbling over the opposite endline for a point. Player C is still allowed to pass the ball to Player B in order to maintain possession and penetrate. 

Rotation: 

Player A > B > C > A 

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Decision to penetrate or possess. If you can't penetrate, can you combine?

3. 1st Attacker - Drive at speed using Messi touches.

4. 1st Attacker -  Move the ball inside using the inside of your foot (hop on the opposite leg).

5. 1st Attacker - Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction with the outside surface of the foot.

6. 1st Attacker - Final touch big and out of feet, to bring head up.

7. 1st Attacker - Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

8. 2nd Attacker - If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

9. 2nd Attacker - At what angle.

10. 2nd Attacker - (When) Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?

11. 2nd Attacker - (What if) The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support.

12. Next Action.

Progressions:

1. Player C can pass the ball to Player B if he/she can not beat Player A.

2. Player A may move off of the midline and look to win the ball. If he/she wins the ball they will counter by dribbling over the opposite endline for a point. Player A is still allowed to pass the ball to Player B in order to maintain possession and penetrate.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Conditioned Game I

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1v1 Conditioned Game I (15 mins)

Organization:

15 x 20

Players in pairs

Goals at each endline

Extra soccer ball in the net

Instructions:

1. 2v2 game.

2. However one player from each team is restricted to the attacking half of the field, while their other teammate can move in both halves.

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Decision to penetrate or possess. If you can't penetrate, can you combine?

3. 1st Attacker - Drive at speed using Messi touches.

4. 1st Attacker -  Move the ball inside using the inside of your foot (hop on the opposite leg).

5. 1st Attacker - Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction with the outside surface of the foot.

6. 1st Attacker - Final touch big and out of feet, to bring head up.

7. 1st Attacker - Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

8. 2nd Attacker - If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

9. 2nd Attacker - At what angle.

10. 2nd Attacker - (When) Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?

11. 2nd Attacker - (What if) The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support.

12. Next Action.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Conditioned Game II

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1v1 Conditioned Game II (15 mins)

Organization: 

15 x 20

Players in pairs

Goals at each endline

Extra soccer ball in the net

Instructions:

1. Each game is three minutes.

2. Players must look to score by taking on the defender 1v1 or combining.

Conditions on Game:

1. Player that score must run around the goal they scored on. (creating a 2v1 scenario)

2.  If a player shoots but misses the target he/she must go get it, while their teammate plays without them. (creating a 2v1 scenario)

Coaching Points:

1. Identify space ahead.

2. Decision to penetrate or possess. If you can't penetrate, can you combine?

3. 1st Attacker - Drive at speed using Messi touches.

4. 1st Attacker -  Move the ball inside using the inside of your foot (hop on the opposite leg).

5. 1st Attacker - Push the ball out at an angle and in the opposite direction with the outside surface of the foot.

6. 1st Attacker - Final touch big and out of feet, to bring head up.

7. 1st Attacker - Ball cut back in behind the defender to avoid recovery.

8. 2nd Attacker - If the 1st Attacker can not go to goal, where should I look to support him/her?

9. 2nd Attacker - At what angle.

10. 2nd Attacker - (When) Should the 2nd Attacker communicate that he/she is open. How should they communicate?

11. 2nd Attacker - (What if) The defender commits and cuts of the angle, how does that affect the 2nd Attackers positioning of where he/she should support.

12. Next Action.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

3v3 / 4v4 Small-sided tournament games

4 teams of 3-4 players each team.

2 fields of 30x40 yards

2 Pugg Goals on opposite endlines.

Instructions:

4 Teams of 3

Play 3v3 tournament style format where each team will play one another.

Look to combine groups if possible.

Coaching Points:

Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game


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