Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defending in Defensive Third (v a 4-3-3) - The Football College Shadow Squad 2016/17

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Paul Iannaccone
Name: Paul Iannaccone
City: Bury
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Wingers possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Wingers possession
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In Wingers possession

- Full-back presses ball and shows OUTSIDE

- Ball-side centre-back marks striker on ball-side shoulder and goal-side

- Other centre-back stays within 5 yards of partner in line if striker stays central

- Opposite full-back tucks in with open body to keep eyes on their winger

- Holding midfielder screens pass into striker

- Both attacking centre-midfielders track and mark opposition attacking midfielders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Centre-Mid Possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Centre-Mid Possession
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In Centre-Mid Possession

- Ball-side attacking centre-mid presses ball and shows OUTSIDE

- Opposite centre-mid marks other midfielder with open body ready to press if needed

- Holding midfielder behind screening the pass into strikers feet. CHECK SHOULDER CONSTANTLY

- Defence tucked in and narrow with full-backs ready to sprint and press if needed

- Centre-backs sandwich either side of their striker and one be ready to track whichever way they go


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Holding-Mid possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Holding-Mid possession
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In Holding-Mid possession

- Nearest attacking centre-mid press ball

- On this press, Holding-mid to STEP UP and mark their attacking centre-mid that is left. Mark on INSIDE channel so can still screen pass to striker

- Opposite centre-mid marks their other attacking-mid

- Full-backs slightly higher to anticipate ball wide

- Centre-backs sandwich either side of their striker and one be ready to track whichever way they go


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Strikers possession

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In Strikers possession

- Nearest centre-back presses ball and shows OUTSIDE

- Opposite centre-back drops 3-5 yards behind and central to cover space behind

- Full-backs tuck in narrow but open body to keep an eye on wingers

- Holding-midfielder on edge of box to clean up any loose balls

- Attacking centre-mids mark and track their attacking midfielders TIGHT


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Wingers possession (HIGH)

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In Wingers possession (HIGH)

- Full-back presses ball and trys to STOP THE CROSS

- Holding-midfielder supports on diagonal angle ready to press if needed and also to cut out low pass to edge of box

- Closest centre-back marks striker TIGHT goal-side

- Other centre-back 3 yards off ready to double or head

- Opposite full-back tucked in with open body watching their winger

- Attacking centre-mids track and mark opposite attacking centre-mids


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