Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Roles & Responsibilities in a 1-4-4 (Diamond)-2

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Roles and responsibilities for all positions in a 1-4-4 (Diamond) -2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Goalkeeper

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Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper

In Possession

Distribute early with accurate kicks, throws and rolls.

Support defenders when they have the ball and be prepared to receive on either foot.

Communicate with outfield players. Early decisions and clear,

purposeful instructions.

Out of Possession

Starting position relative to the position of the ball and in line with

the ball.

Sweeper/keeper when the defence pushes up.

Shot stopping - ready position, decision whether to catch/parry or

punch. React to 2nd chances.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full Backs

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Full Backs

Full Backs

In Possession

Try to get on the ball from the Goalkeeper.

Recognise opportunites to go forward to support the attacking play in wide areas (shaded areas).

Look for forward passes which break lines.

Recognise when to come inside with or to receive the ball.

Out of Possession

Recover to a defensive position quickly.

Try to be close enough to the opposition wide player to pressure their first touch.

Try to show opponents inside until level with the penalty box, then show down the line.

Look to take quick throw-ins on your side of the pitch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Centre Backs

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Centre Backs

Centre Backs

In Possession

Be prepared to receive the ball from the goalkeeper.

Try to play angled passes behind the opposition. Play sharp, quick

passes to FB & CDM.

Attack aerial balls with power, purpose & timing.

Out of Possession

Recognise when to follow opponents short and when to hold your position.

Be comfortable playing 1v1 and 2v2, practice marking goalside and ball side.

When full backs show wide, move deep and centrally to defend crosses.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Central Defensive Midfielder

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Central Defensive Midfielder

Central Defensive Midfielder

In Possession

Try to create space to receive the ball but be prepared to take it in tight situations.

Try to receive the ball sideways on, allowing you to have the option to run, pass or dribble forwards.

Try to make passes which break lines to forwards or wide midfield players.

Out of Possession

Provide cover for the back four (when FB go forward be prepared to play in the space they leave).

Screen the central defenders preventing passes into the CF.

Break up the opposition play.

Try to force the opposition to play wide or backwards.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Central Attacking Midfielder

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Central Attacking Midfielder

Central Attacking Midfielder

In Possession

Try to create space to receive the ball but be prepared to take it in tight situations.

Try to play in between the oppositions defensive lines and link play into the forwards & wide players.

Try to support and play beyond our forwards when required..

Out of Possession

Provide an additional line of defence when the front 2 are pressing.

Break up the opposition play, try to win the ball from the wrong side.

Try to force the opposition to play wide or backwards.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wide Midfielders

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Wide Midfielders

Wide Midfielders

In Possession

Provide support to the attacks from the inside channels (shaded area).

Combine with FB & CDM to advance the ball up the pitch.

Recognise when to dribble or play quick combinations.

Try to be available to receive the ball at all times.

Out of Possession

Make the central midfield area compact and press to win the ball back.

Provide defensive cover in wide areas.

Close down shots and block forward passes in the defending third.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Forwards

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Forwards

Central Striker

In Possession

Recognise when to shoot with power & precision.

Show for passes into feet and receive on the half turn.

When play is developing in wide areas, find space between defenders to attack crosses.

Recognise how to work as a pair (one up, one off - never on the same line).

Out of Possession

Try to make play predictable, try to prevent the ball being passed square across the back line.

Force the CB to play risky passes.

Try to prevent the ball going into midfield & win the ball from the wrong side.


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