Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G00 Emerald - Improving GK & center backs when out of possession in defensive third

Profile Summary

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): WU

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WU

WU (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams + Goalkeepers

Half field split in half

Activity:

1) Team handball - goalkeepers are the neutral targets. Teams score by getting the ball to one of the goalkeepers and getting it back successfully. Dropped ball is a turnover. Player with the ball may not run with the ball.

-Dynamic stretching -

2) Ball on the ground - possession in a 40 x 44 yard grid with a line dividing the grid in half lengthwise. Goalkeeper(s) are neutral targets. Teams score by connecting to goalkeeper in opposite half of the field and following to maintain possession there. Point only counts once the goalkeeper distributes out to the same team and maintains possession with the distribution. Passes to the goalkeeper in the same half require the goalkeeper to play with feet (backpass rule).

Progression:

P1 - service must be in the air to the opposite side goalkeeper to score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dealing with crosses SSG

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dealing with crosses SSG
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dealing with crosses SSG

Dealing with crosses SSG (20 mins)

Setup:

Half field with counter goals and wide channels

2 teams of 8

Activity:

Winger plays combination with #9 to get ball back into wide channel for a cross.

CB's apply pressure/cover on initial entry (but don't steal ball).

Attacking team tries to score in big goal --> 3 points

Defending scores on clearance --> 1 point for counter goal, 2 points for headed clearance (out and wide).

Alternate sides on every ball.

Play 10 minutes, then switch team roles.

Progression:

P1 - Add #6 to defending team & another attacker so it's 3v3

Coaching Points:

~ GK role as cover defender -- must read and direct pressuring defender

~ Every ball movement requires a new decision ("Keeper" or "Away")

~ If call is "Away", GK must be set and ready to make save

~ If GK come out ("keeper") then a defender MUST drop in behind GK to be cover

~ CB's body position - forward, not facing ball (see defenders number, not their shoulders)

~ GK specific communitation - "right shoulder/left shoulder" to encourage open body position and track runners

~ Near post runner is most dangerous, then central runner, then far post runner. Defenders must track most dangerous runners.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - CB 1v2

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - CB 1v2
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - CB 1v2

SSG - CB 1v2 (20 mins)

Intervals:

2 min work + 1 min rest x 8 = 24 min

Setup:

30x30 grid at top of 18 box with a cone to mark 2 zones

2 teams of 3 with 2 target players

(other group of 8 does active rest -- 4 person short-short-long technique)

Activity:

Attacking team tries to score in big goal (3 points). Defending team scores by gettnig ball to targets (1 point).

Attacking team plays 2v1 in deeper half until they can play into center forward(s).

Progressions:

P1 - Attacker is allowed first touch, then 1v2

P2 - Add 2nd striker

P3 - Allow midfielder to join in (and #6 to recover)

Coaching Points:

~ Pressure/Cover responsibilities

~ Specific communication - "step", "drop", "push left/right"

~ When to step up (steal ground)

~ When to drop (cover space behind)


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

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ESSG - 7v7
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ESSG - 7v7

ESSG - 7v7 (30 mins)

Intervals:

4 min work + 1 min rest x 4 = 20 min

Setup:

Half field

2 teams of 7 (one with GK)

3 target players

Activity:

Back 4 must stay in deeper zone. #6 can play in both zones.

Attacking team scores in big goal (3 points). Defending team scores by getting ball to targets (1 point).

Coaching Points:

Technical:

Pressuring from the front, behind, and side to win the ball back.

Poke tackling to help start transition.

Tactical:

Roles of midfielders (6, 8, 10)

Roles of 2 and 3

Pressure-Cover

Relationship with 2 and 3

When to step up (steal ground)

When to drop off


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

8v8 (20 mins)

1-4-2-1 vs. 1-3-2-2 (2 central strikers)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Finishing in Box

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Finishing in Box
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Finishing in Box

2v2 Finishing in Box (10 mins)

Setup:

Teams of 2

2v2 in box, extras on outside of 18

Activity:

Team in possession tries to score on goal.

When winning possession team must play through outside neutral before attacking.


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 4
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL