Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): CFC Zone 1 Team Camp D2/S2 - Pressing

Profile Summary

Shane Coyne Continental FC
Name: Shane Coyne Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Zone 1 : 7v7/9v9 Format

Day : Tuesday

Session : 2

Theme : Transition Play - Pressing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Southamton Pressing Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Southamton Pressing Warmup
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Southamton Pressing Warmup (10 mins)

SetUp

10x10 Diamond

Organization

Ball starts with player 1. Player 1 passes to player 2. While the ball is travelling player 3 sprints to press player 2. Player 2 then plays to player 4, a player from 1 sprints across to press 4 etc. Pass to the right, move to the left. No contact.

Progressions

- Change the direction of the passing sequence, pass one way move the opposite way

- Player receiving can choose the direction of the pass based off of the Pressing player

Coaching Points

- Anticipate and press early

- Close quickly, angle of approach

- Identify ques & triggers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Pressing Exercise

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Counter Pressing Exercise (20 mins)

SetUp

Half field, full size goal, 10 x 30 zone

Organization

Team in white must pressure the team in yellow - no tackling to start. After 5-6 passes the white team receieves a pass from the coach (C) and attacks the goal and the black defenders making it a 3v2. After attacking the white team becomes the passing team and the blue team become the defenders.

Progressions

- Add medium pressure - Still no tackle but can expose a poor touch or intercept a pass. If the white team is able to win the ball they counter.

- Add full pressure - the passing team must try to score by dribbling/passing into the end zone.

Coaching Points

- Really focus on positioning and getting into position quickly

- 1st Defender - Close down quickly, pressure the ball. Slow down/delay the attacker

- 2nd Defender - Provide cover to double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass/shot

- 3rd Defender - Provide balance & 'weak side' support

- Footwork & body shape, low to the ground

- Communication - Clear, commanding, detailed

- Anticipation - read triggers on when to press

Transition/counter attack at pace


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing In The Final 1/3

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Pressing In The Final 1/3 (20 mins)

SetUp

Extended half field, 1 full size & 2 small goals

Organization

6v5 game. Game starts initially with the goalkeeper to play short. Must allow first pass before press.

Defending team (white) sets up with 4 midfielders and one striker, goes to main goal

Possession team (black) sets up with 3 defenders, 2 midfielders & a keeper, goes to mini goals

Progressions

- Coach can recreate various senarios & starting positions.

- Add additional attacker to increase difficulty

- Lift conditions and play regular rules for last 10 mins.

Coaching Points

- Commitement & communication - All must press or drop together to have success.

- Compactness - Tight, dont allow gaps to penetrate

#3 - Nearest player pressures the ball. Slows down/delays the attacker, shows inside

#10 & #9 - Provide cover, double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass.

#9 - Takes away the option of a pass to centerback, 'cuts field in half'

#2 - Tucks in to provide balance & 'weak side' support

#6 - Acts as a screen to intercept/block a longer pass and secondary cover if needed


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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