Football/Soccer Session (U12): Counter attacking play Whole Part Whole

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Vill Powell, Adult Member

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Vill Powell
Name: Vill Powell
City: sheffield
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Possession (30 mins)

Description

3v2 in the central grid

2 attackers (reds) can play to players on cones (yellow)

Yellows can switch places at any time

If defenders regain possession, they must make 3 passess and

take the ball into any shaded area to score.

Change after 3 mins

Progression:

Yellows 2 touch

Technical

Retaining:

•Pass ball safe side

•Use of body to protect ball in tight areas

•Secure ball with tight touch under pressure

•Control away from pressure

•Combination play in tight areas

Regaining;

•1v1 defending

•Pressure cover balance

•Tackle intercept spoil

Tactical

Principles of Counter Attack

•Intercept opponents passes

•Ability to travel forwards and start attacks when possession won

•Ability to pass forwards to start attack when possession is won

Learning Objectives

All -To understand and demonstrate the ability to attack quickly and directly to outnumber opposition

Fullbacks/defenders -To understand and demonstrate the ability to travel forwards and start attacks when possession won

All- Understand how to play forward quickly or keep possession (switch) to exploit space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession counter attacking game

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Receiving and releasing under pressure
Technical Tactical
Understand playing away from pressure in order to play forward (switch)
Technical Physical
Strength to protect the ball in tight areas
Technical Psychological
Confidence to protect the ball in tight areas
Technical Social
Communication with others

Possession counter attacking game (30 mins)

Description

3 areas split as illustrated

2 targets on each end line (yellow)

2v2 possession with floater (yellow) in the central area

Objective is to play into targets directional from whichever target player starts with the ball.

Defenders objective is to regain the ball as quick as possible to become the attacking team.

Target players can use team in possession to link with or can they can play through, around or over the central area. They are encouraged to make the decision depending on what is in front of them.

Use conditions to challenge the central players such as: They must make 2 passes before the ball can be transfered out, Limit touches etc.

Play for 3-4 mins then change players around

Let the play go on for a few minutes to allow players to make errors and solve their own problems.

Technical

Retaining:

•Pass ball safe side

•Use of body to protect ball in tight areas

•Secure ball with tight touch under pressure

•Control away from pressure

•Combination play in tight areas

Regaining Skills:

•1v1 defending

•Pressure cover balance

•Tackle intercept spoil

Receiving Skills:

•Half turn/open body shape (early and slow)

•Receive early and fast under pressure

•Tight touch under pressure

•Front foot

•Sole of the foot

•Taking across the body

•Sationary

•Moving towards the ball

•Moving backwards

•Checked run

•With disguise

(Scanning at all times)

Release:

•Short Ground Passes

•Medium Ground Passes

•Driven Laces Pass

•Reverse pass

•Chipped pass

•Lofted pass

•Swerved pass

•1 touch – round corner

•Safe side

•When to play soft when to play fast

Ball Mastery:

•Ball manipulation – all parts of foot

•Trick to beat opponent

•Turn away from pressure

•Safe trick to get out of trouble

•Use of disguise

•Use of both feet

Tactical

•Create space and angles to receive in order to retain possession

•Playing forward as a priority – risk vs. retention

•Rotation of players to retain possession to play forward

•Understand playing away from pressure in order to play forward (switch)

•Confidence to protect the ball in tight areas

Physical

Strength to protect the ball in tight areas

Speed of movement to get in to space to recieve

Psychological/Social

Communication

Concentration

Control

Confidence

Commitment

Learning Objectives

Understand the Principles of Counter Attacking

•Ability to pass forwards to start attack when possession is won

•Attacking quickly and directly to outnumber opposition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): reaction to transition

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reaction to transition (30 mins)

Description

4 Zone Dynamic Possession, Transition Play and

Pressing Game

In an area 40 x 40 yards, we divide the pitch into 4 equal zones.

Play with 3 teams of 6 players.

The game starts in one zone with 2 teams in possession of the ball in a 3+3 v 2

situation.

As illustrated the 2 white players try to win the ball from the other 6 players.

The other players are all moving freely across the other 3 zones.

As soon as 4- 5 consecutive passes are completed in 1 zone, the ball is passed to a teammate in another zone.

Immediately, the other players move into this zone to create another 3+3 v 2 situation.

If the whites win the ball, they continue in possession and the team that lost the ball

becomes the defending team.

The objectives remain the same.

Coaching Point

The focus here is on the player’s quick reactions to the varying game situation such as:

Pressing, regaining, possession, transition.

Learning Objectives

To develop passing, possession, player movement, pressing and transition play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Passing and receiving skills
Technical
Tactical
Improve movement on/off the ball to attack
Technical
Physical
Speed of movement on and away from the ball
Technical
Psychological
Commitment to combine in attack/work together to regain the ball
Technical
Social
Encourage team mates, play as a team

SSG (30 mins)

Description

8v8/9v9 SSG with conditions

Introduce theme to prepare players for the session

Ask one player from each team to captain and create a team shape

Encourage players to play in positions out of their comfort zone

Play for 5-6 minutes then add conditions e.g. 1 touch finish in the final third etc

Add bonus points for headed goals from crosses, 3 player combination and goal, goals scored by midfield players etc.

Technical

Passing and receiving skills

RWTB/ Dribbling

Shooting to finish

Tactical

Quick countering- Attack quickly and directley after possession is won

Dispersal on regaining possession-get wide and high

Wide play and switching play to exploit space in which to attack

Combination and inventive play in the final thirds

Organised defending.

Movement on/off the ball

Physical

Speed of movement on and away from the ball

Power to get away from defenders and to hold the ball up

Strength to protect the ball when in possession

Psychological/Social

Confidence to receive under pressure and attack defenders

Committment to sustain attacks and regain the ball quickly in transition

Control- when to dribble when to pass

Communication with others to combine in attack/work togeter to regain the ball

Concentration at all times

Learning Objectives

All -To understand and demonstrate the ability to attack quickly and directly to outnumber opposition

Fullbacks/defenders -To understand and demonstrate the ability to travel forwards and start attacks when possession won

All- Understand how to play forward quickly or keep possession (switch) to exploit space.

Player Focus

Charlie Parnell

Can you be a in a threating position or a position to score when we win the ball

Luke Quinn

Can you play forward quickly and create an oportunity to score

Shay Evans

Can you create an opportunity to score


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