Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G00 Emerald - Out of possession in middle third

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2
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4v2 (15 mins)

Technical Warmup:

Groups of 3:

Passing and moving. On coaches call player steps on ball and other 2 apply pressure/cover.

Progression: Player lets ball roll through legs. Receive and turn away.

Coaching Points: Pressure: Read 1st touch Cues. Weight on front foot, see ball. Cover player: distance/angle, communication.

Setup:

15x15 grid

4 attackers, 2 defenders

Activity:

Attackers combine to possess the ball. 6 passes = goal.

Defenders try to win ball and score in any of the 4 mini-goals.

Coaching Points:

+ Attackers need to move around grid to support player on ball

+ Pressure - get on surfboard and make play predictable

+ Cover - Deny split/central player, read pressure

Progression:

+ 5v2 with CM


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 with 1v1 zones

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3v3 with 1v1 zones (30 mins)

Setup:

30x20 grid as shown

3v3 with players assigned to channel

Activity:

Team in possession moves ball and tries to score in any goal.

Defenders work together to deny goal scoring and win ball back.

Coaching Points:

+ Cover goals (passing lanes)

+ Pressure/cover/balance

+ Communicate ("push left", "push right")

Progression:

+ Defenders can double team zone

+ Play 3v3 (4v4) with no zones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending passing lanes

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Defending passing lanes (20 mins)

Setup:

30x40 grid split into 4 zones

2 teams of 8 split into groups of 4

Activity:

Team in possession moves the ball to play into other half of team.

Defenders must stay in zones and prevent passing lanes to try to steal ball.

Coaching Points:

+ COMMUNICATE

+ Check shoulders

+ Defensive shape (not flat)

+ Still need pressure on ball


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

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7v7 to targets (30 mins)

Setup:

Field setup as above: 30x70

2 teams of 7 + 2 targets

Teams setup in 4-3 formation (back 4 + 3 CM)

Activity:

Team in possession scores by getting ball into striker(s), who must stay central (between cones, which are 15 yards apart).

First team to 7 wins.

Coaching Points:

+ Defending team needs to be connected and compact to deny central passes.

+ Goal-side, ball-side of who they are marking

+ Immediate Pressure on ball. Be on surfboard - push play wide

+ Point out high offside line, which keeps play compact

Progression:

+ After connecting with striker, combine and go to goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9v9 with midfield zones

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9v9 with midfield zones (30 mins)

Setup:

2 teams of 7 in 2-3-1 formation

60x70

central quadrant setup that is 20x60 (middle third)

Activity:

All players must be in their third defensively.

Midfield players try to occupy different quadrants than teammates.

Defender is allowed to join in midfield if box is unoccupied.

A midfielder is allowed to join attacking 1/3 off dribble or pass.

Coaching Points:

+ Midfielders should rotate through quadrant to create space for each other or to play direct to CF

+ Can midfielders create space for defender to move into

+ Defenders - can you make play predictable (backwards or sideways) and deny forward passes

Progression:

+ Pickup up cones and PLAY!


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