Football/Soccer Session (U11): (Foundation) Attacking & Counter Attacking I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Attacking & Counter Attacking I

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Attacking & Counter Attacking I

Attacking & Counter Attacking

Practice Organisation

-Area 40x20yrds, with 2 zones marked 10yds into each end.

-2 small goals at one end, to serve as targets & one normal goal, set back 5yds behind opposite end line, defended by GK, as illustrated.

-17 players (incl. GK) divided into 2 teams of 8 (Reds & Blues).

-Players in each team work in pairs

-All balls with Blues.

-Practice starts with: Blues serve ball forward to Reds, who send-out 2 players to receive & attack goal.

-Blues send out 1 player (A) to make 1v2.

-Reds objective is to get ball into Blues end zone & shoot at goal.

-If Blues defender wins ball: a 2nd Blue (B) takes a ball and attacks either of the 2 goals at opposite end to score.

-2 Reds become recovering D’s attempt to stop this.

-Reverse roles of teams after suitable period fo practice.

Details

-Make sure organisations and pattern of practice is fully understood by players.

-For very young players: this may mean going through it with ball in hands first.

-Practice can be operated from an attacking or defending perspective.

-Emphasise needs to think about space and time and how this affects decision-making.

-Monitor physical load on GK.

-Simple progressions for this practice are:

-- If Blue Defender (A) wins ball in middle area: 2nd blue (B) can support to make 2v2 and attack small goals to score

-- If Blues D delays long enough (decided by the coach): 2nd Blue (B) can join in to create 2v2

-- Reds send out 3 A’s and Blues send out 2 D’s to create 3-2, with normal rules applying.

Key Coaching Points

-1v1 skills and individual attacking techniques

-Creating 2v1 passing opportunities with individual techniques

-Isolating individual D and making though pass to attack goal

-Shooting to score on the move, versus GK.

-Individual defending in 1v1 and 1v2 situations.

-Use of pitch perimeter to trap Attacker and deny pass to supporting player.

-Delaying and denying space to pass behind

-Recovering and blocking possible shots.

U9’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes under passive pressure.

U10’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes at pace, under passive pressure.

U11’s – The players should be able to complete the Learning outcomes with increased pace, under passive pressure.


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