Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Prevent The Opposition Advancing (Session 1)

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Matt Pearson, Adult Member

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Matt Pearson
Name: Matt Pearson
City: Chicago
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session is designed to show players how to intercept the ball and stop the opposition getting forward allowing us to regain possesion of the ball. It will also help develop our players understanding that we can't always win the ball and keep possession and that sometimes there is a need to clear the ball and break up the opposition attack.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up (Inc. SAQ)

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Warm Up (Inc. SAQ) (15 mins)

Players are organized in three groups. We setup various SAQ activities to get the players moving their feet quickly and finish with them playing a one two with a player on the end line. There are three types of passes. One on the ground, in the air for a volley and one from a throw in. The aim is to get players moving quickly to the ball and work on their technique when reeiving and playing the ball back. This will help them in the activities throughout the session. Work two sets of two minutes on each SAQ Activity.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 To Target Goals

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1v1 To Target Goals (20 mins)

Mark out an area that includes two target goals and some cones. Players take turns to be the attacker and defender. The first attacker starts by dribbling towards the cones and taking a touch to the left or right and tries to pass the ball into one of the target goals. The defender must be on his toes and block the pass from reaching the goal. The only rule in this game is that the attacker must always pass in the same side as their touch past the cones – so he can delay his shot if he wants.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 to Target Goals

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5v5 to Target Goals (20 mins)

Mark out an area with four target goals. Use two teams. Each team has four midfielders on the pitch and one defender in the end zone. The four midfielders compete by keeping possession and trying to make a pass from the centre zone into one of the opponent’s goals. When defending, midfielders must work hard to try and intercept the opponent’s passes, win back possession and quickly counter attack.

The defender must stay inside the end zone and take up a position in relation to the ball. The defender’s job is to be the last line of defence and block the opponent’s shots at goal. After two minutes, each team must change its defender so each player has a turn at this role.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing Through The Free Zone

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Playing Through The Free Zone (20 mins)

Play a small-sided game in which each team has three defenders in one half and three attackers in

the opposite half. The aim for each team is to play the ball to the forwards for them to score a goal.

The defending team must prevent this from happening. This team’s forwards need to apply early pressure to block forward passes or intercept the pass to score past the opposition goalkeeper. Defenders must be ready to defend against any forward passes by the opponent. They can do this by marking forwards closely and looking to steal the ball. If the defender is successful, he is free to step into the middle “free zone” in order to shoot at the opponent’s goal or play a pass to the team’s forwards. The team that scores most goals wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Game

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7v7 Game (15 mins)

Now play a 7v7 Game. See if players have picked up what has ben taught throughout the session. FIFA Laws Apply.


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