Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Pressing - Basics

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological

Session Objectives (individual)

Session Objectives (Group)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (15 mins)

Rondo

4 x teams of 2

Team that lose possession defend

Rules

Defenders stay in if:

- 10 consecutive passes

- Split pass

- Nut meg

Progressions

- no restrictions

- 2 touch

- 1 touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positional Game

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Positional Game (20 mins)

Organisation

Create an area 45 x 15m split into thirds with the middle third divided into 2.

Use 3 teams with either a neutral player or coach to start the

game.

How to Play

The team in possession have to complete 4 passes before they can attempt to transfer to the team in the other end third.

The team defending send 2 players to try and win the ball back while the other 2 can intercept any attempted transfers but must be in the same half at all times.

Whichever team loses possession then become the defending team.

PROGRESSION

Create a competition by the first team to transfer the ball 5 times is

the winner.

Possible Coaching Points

Middle players - Can you either press or drop off depending ion whether there is pressure on the ball or not?

Chasing players - Can you keep pressure on the ball to prevent a transfer or drop off to make the transfer difficult.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Training

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Game Training (20 mins)

Organisation

Pitch size to suit your players, with a retreat line (shaded area).

Red Team - #1,2,4,5,6,8,9 + 2 mannequins as #7 & 11

Grey Team - #3,4,6,8,7,11,9

Starting point with Greys who have 8 seconds to score.

How to play

Opposition (Red) - Combine to score by passing to mannequin or scoring in the goal (must be over the red line before shooting).

Grey (coached) Team - Win the ball high up the field using a team press and try to score (there must always be at least one defender behind red line)

Normal football rules apply except no corners.

Player Tasks

#9

- Pressure CB by closing down on his touch and forcing play in one direction.

- Prevent switch of play.

#7 & 11

- Pressure their FB as quickly as possible forcing play inside towards team-mates.

- Other Winger to tuck in when ball on opposite side.

- Track full back if he goes forward.

#6 & 8

- Pressure the player on the ball in midfield.

- Prevent their MF getting on the ball facing forward (force play back to where it came from, NO SWITCH).

- Can you intercept to keep possession?

- Screen/Prevent easy ball through to their striker

#3 & 4

- Pressure their striker when he has the ball.

- The other covers.

- Prevent ball being played to their wingers (mannequins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Training Game

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Training Game (20 mins)

Set Up

9v9 field with retreating lines.

Normal football rules apply.


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Pitch Line 1
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Shaded Pitch Area
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