Football/Soccer Session (U12): Counter Attack

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Alex Dutton
Name: Alex Dutton
City: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 9 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 vs. 2 to 2 vs. 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 vs. 2 to 2 vs. 2

4 vs. 2 to 2 vs. 2

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Organization:

Play in a total area of 20 X 30 yards - two areas of 20 x 15 yards

Activity:

Play starts with a 4 v. 2 possession game. When the two inside players win the ball, they play 2 v. 2 in the other half, to try and score. Should the two defenders (Blue) win the ball, they quickly play the ball back to the original grid, and the two original defenders return back to the grid to defend.

Variations:

-Limit touches to attacking team

-If waiting defenders (Blue) allows a goal, they become defenders in the first zone

Coaching Points:

-Possession team (Red) maintain possession of the ball by offering good support

-Defending team (Black) defend as unit. Limit penetrating passes. Once the ball is won, transition quickly try to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 + 4 vs 4 + 4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 + 4 vs 4 + 4

4 + 4 vs 4 + 4

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Organization:

4 + 4 v. 4 + 4 with two goalkeepers in 35 x 25 yard area

Activity:

Fast paced 4 vs. 4 game utilizing four neutrals on the outside of the playing field

Variations:

-Inside Players two touch limit

-Outside Players one touch limit

-After winning the ball, must playing an outside player before scoring

Coaching Points:

-Shooting technique

-Following up shots

-Constant transition and awareness. Defenders become attackers and attackers becoming defenders.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 vs. 8 Breakout to Goal

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 vs. 8 Breakout to Goal

8 vs. 8 Breakout to Goal

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Organization:

Use three equal zones on a full field of 30 - 35 yards.

Activity:

Play 8 v. 8 with keepers. Teams play possesstion in the middle third of the field. When there is a turnover, the deepest player on the attacking team makes a run towards goal and finishes on frame. Goalkeeper plays ball back into the middle to restart game.

Variations:

-Limit the amount of touches in the middle third to promote speed of play.

-Add further attackers and defenders as apart of the transition to goal.

Coaching Points:

-Timing of the run and the ball being delivered

-Player who wins ball looks up field to find the running player

-The team that loses the ball, applies immediate pressure on the ball to prevent a through ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 vs. 5 to Counter Goals

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 vs. 5 to Counter Goals

8 vs. 5 to Counter Goals

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Organization:

7 + Goalkeeper vs. 5 on a field 25 x 50 yards.

Activity:

Gray team attacks the goal. Blue team plays to the small goals at midfield. Gray Team must transition to goal within 4 touches, and Blue Team must play two touch to small goals.

Variations:

-Adjust touch limits to suit age and skill level

Coaching Points:

-Constant transition and awareness. Defenders become attackers and attackers becoming defenders.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Three Team Transition

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Three Team Transition

Three Team Transition

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Organization:

Three even numbered teams, two goals with keepers, with the field set up into three zones.

Activity:

Team 1 will attack, Team 2 will defend, and Team 3 will wait. Team 1 attacks the goal and if Team 2 wins the ball, they attack Team 3. Teams may regroup in the middle zone. If attacking team scores, they maintain possession and attacks the third team.

Variations:

-Attacking team in the middle zone is allowed no time to gain there shape.

Coaching Points:

-Possession when the attack is not on.

-When possession is lost, transition into defense


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