Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Pressing to Regain

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Joe Tinker
Name: Joe Tinker
City: Leicester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG
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SSG

The pitch is split into Thirds and Channels. Each team is set up in a 1-2-3-1 formation.

The Reds must play 6 passes before they can score and the Blues can score immediately on regain of possession.

Each team is challenged to try to cover 4 zones on the pitch when out of possession in order to be compact and keep play facing one way.

Both teams must play out to either #5/6 to start the practice. The opposing #9 is challenged to cut off one of these players, leaving the other one free. Their aim is then to quickly apply pressure from behind to try and force a mistake from the #5/6 for a regain in midfield.

The Reds must play through the Thirds before a goal can be scored and offside is played from half way.

Objectives can be rotated between teams.

To add competition element in the final 5 minutes, if the counter attacking team score they become the possession team - linked to game management last 5 minutes look to retain a lead.

Key Points;

First defender to get to the ball quickly but then slow down, force play one way. Their job is not to win the ball!

Remaining defenders get compact in line with the pressure from the first defender's positioning.

Find times to intercept/steal in front and other times to hold position and force your opponents backwards/side ways.

When there is no pressure on the ball drop back into a compact formation. Look for cues to press and do so as a team.


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