Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): U14 Pressing + Recognising Triggers

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Tom Connor @tomconnor88
Name: Tom Connor @tomconnor88
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

1 Hour and 30 Mins. Working on the defensive principle of pressing. Defending from the front allows a high line to be played to catch runners offside and force the opposition into ling ball tactics.

Players learn to work together enhancing communication off the ball and an understanding of their roles within a match environment


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Practice: Receiving under pressure

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Technical Practice: Receiving under pressure (15 mins)

Player A passes the ball to Player B to start the practice.

Player A then presses B

Player B must relieve pressure by playing to the RIGHT to Player C.

Player C is then pressed by Player D and again relieves pressure by playing to the RIGHT.

The practice continues with the next Player B pressing the next Player A

Players always pass to the right and move the the left. Pressing players press the ball and join the end of that line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coaching Cue

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Coaching Cue

1) The pressing player may start to cheat and instead of pressing the ball player they may press slightly to the right in the shaded area to attempt to cut out the pass or show the receiving player where to pass therefore taking their option away. This a CUE.

2) The second pressing player may start to press to early rather than reacting to the trigger (the previous pressing players movement)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Development

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Development (25 mins)

Now the pressing player (1) can press slightly to the left or the right.

The receiving player must relieve pressure by passing to either the left or the right.

The secondary pressing player (2) should be able to recognise the triggers of when to press or when to show for he ball.


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

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Passing and Moving. 1st touch must be good to keep the ball alive without making a mistake under pressure.
Technical
Tactical
Develop a good understanding og how to press as a unit. Match specific focusing on defending principle of pressing high up the field as well as playing a high offside line.
Technical
Physical
Physical fitness is vital to the success of the practice. If one presses all must press to ensure there is no option to play throughly through the 3rds for the team in possession.
Technical
Psychological
Putting into practice the solutions to problems
Technical
Social
Developing communucation off the ball.

Possession SSG (20 mins)

Both End Zones serve as goals. If either team posses the ball in the opponents end zone they score a goal.

The defending team look to press as a unit in order to force the team in possession to play long or into an area with a numerical advantage. (2&3)

Pressing forces the back 4 to keep a high line which make it much easier to play strikers offside. (3)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Passing and Moving. 1st touch must be good to keep the ball alive without making a mistake under pressure.
Technical
Tactical
Develop a good understanding og how to press as a unit. Match specific focusing on defending principle of pressing high up the field as well as playing a high offside line.
Technical
Physical
Physical fitness is vital to the success of the practice. If one presses all must press to ensure there is no option to play throughly through the 3rds for the team in possession.
Technical
Psychological
Putting into practice the solutions to problems
Technical
Social
Developing communucation off the ball.

Free Play (30 mins)

8v8 Playing 4-2-1 +GK

Look to force the mistake by pressing as a unit.

Once in possession of the ball player should look to bring team mates into the game and combine to shoot.


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Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 3
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