Football/Soccer Session (U16): USSF C Improve the Defending of the # 6, 8 and 10 in the defending half of the field(Compactness)

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Alexandre Rebeiz, Adult Member

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Alexandre Rebeiz
Name: Alexandre Rebeiz
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (15 mins)

Organization:

40 x 30 yard area divided into 3 sections

Instructions:

Players in the middle try to work the win the ball, white team tries to play to whites blues team tries to play to blues

Coaching Points:

1) Quick pressure to the ball

2) Support-Positioning of support

3) Ballence-preventing the split pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Side Activity 1

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Small Side Activity 1 (25 mins)

Organization:

35x15 yard area - two boxes of 15x15 shaded area with a 5x15 yard central channel

3x Groups of 5 players - two attacking groups and one defending group

Instructions:

Two defenders move into the an end zone to press - 5v2

The attacking group need to make at least three passes before transferring to the opposite box

The defending group centrally must screen the pass through and force attacking group to play through the unprotected areas (shown in shaded area on the diagram)

If the transfer is successful pressing players recover into the middle, while two new defenders move into press.

Coaching Points:

1. The pressing players should work as pair to cut the area in half and force the forward pass

2. The screen players in the central channel should shift with the ball and stay compact

3. Shape is key to deny the penetrating pass - the warm links into how we expect players to move centrally to deny the penetrating pass

4. Communication between players - screen player to pressing players - Establish a common language

Progression:

Initially practice this for 90 second bursts at high intensity before rotating defense group.

Later on progress so that each attacking team has two lives before switching in as the defensive group


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Activity 2

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Small Activity 2 (25 mins)

Organization:

Half field

Attacking group of 5 players and one server (three forwards and three midfielders)

Defending group of 5 players and goalkeeper ( two defenders and three midfielders)

Instructions:

Objective for the attacking team is to score into the goal, the group is advised to play into the central striker whenever possible

Objective for the defending group is to win the ball and score on the counter goal (marked out with flags)

When the ball goes out of play the exercise is restarted from the serving player

Players are limited to three touches to encourage quick ball movement and passes into the forward line

Coaching Points:

1. Shape in the central midfield as the ball moves - compactness, mobility

2. The holding midfield needs to screen passes into the central striker - body position, awareness

3. Distance between back line and midfield needs to be compact - back line should look to step up to deny space when passes are played backwards or sideways

4. Communication between units - central defenders need to be vocal and help organize

Progressions:

Allow serving player to join to create overload in the midfield - How do we solve the issue with comprising shape centrally?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Acivity

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Expanded Acivity (25 mins)

Organization: Same as Previous

Defending team now have the back fourth and 3 midfielders

Attacking team has 1 server , 3 midfielders and 3 Forwards

Coaching Points:

1. Shape in the central midfield as the ball moves - compactness, mobility

2. The holding midfield needs to screen passes into the central striker - body position, awareness

3. Distance between back line and midfield needs to be compact - back line should look to step up to deny space when passes are played backwards or sideways

4. Communication between units - central defenders need to be vocal and help organize


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (25 mins)

Defeending Team play:1- 4-3-3

Attacking Team 1- 4-4-2


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