Football/Soccer Session (First Team): A Licence - Final Assessment (Function & Phase - 20minutes)

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Mark Roberts, Adult Member

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Mark Roberts
Name: Mark Roberts
City: Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 105 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function Set Up

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Function Set Up

Function - 8-minutes

Organisation

The whites are playing a 4-3-3 (Midfield 1-2) and the red's playing a 4-4-2.

Players restrictied to identified zones, including 2 opposition CMs within highlighted (Yellow Coned Strip)

Aim: The aim is to move the ball through the central area of the pitch were I'm aiming to create overloads and breaking the red defensive line. In the central area of the pitch I have 3 CMs and a CF & the reds have 2CB's and 2CM's.

- In Order to create overloads in the midfield area we will look to create a midfield diamond (1-2). By creating this it allow's 2 seperate types of overloads within the same area of the pitch.

1. The CB (Start Point) plays the ball out wide into either FB (alternate) who has to play a pass into the central area.

2. The white's have to then try and break the red midfield line and play a pass beyond the red back four for the CF or Winger's to receive the ball (in the strip highlighted)

Key: to create large midfield triangle (1-2 CMs) with Role of Higher 2 of the 3 white CM players to open the diamond and play behind the 2 red CM players, to ensure they are able to recieve on their back foot and break the red midfield line when they recieve.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): If Opp. Midfield 2 are Narrow

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If Opp. Midfield 2 are Narrow

Starting Point - CB, plays the ball out to either Full Back (Rotate Side)

- If Opposition CM 2 remain Narrow and Deep (Don't Press our Deep CM)

1. As the ball is traveling to the Full Back, it is the role of Deep CM to position himself on the side of the pitch the full-back is recieving, on the outside line of the central circle,

2. As the ball is traveling to the CM, Key to check his shoulder to identify space and ensure body position allows him to recieve and play forward.

3. As the ball travels to the Deep CM, Role of Higher 2 of the 3 white CM players to open the diamond and play behind the 2 red CM players, to ensure they are able to recieve on their back foot and break the red midfield line when they recieve. (3v2 Overload)

4. It's important that the white CF stays as high as he possibly can to create a big channel for the remaining 2 white CM players to operate in and receive the ball.

- Preference to play diagonally into Far CM, due to the ball switching play and taking advantage of a narrower opposition Full-back and addittional Space our far winger will have to Expose.

5. As the ball travels into the High CM, Wide-Player to identify space and provide option to threaten in behind, Aim for CM to play ball inside Full-back shoulder for winger (who's movement will be outside Full-back) to recieve in highlighted zone.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): If Opp. Midfield CMs Stop ball into our Advanced CMs

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If Opp. Midfield CMs Stop ball into our Advanced CMs

Starting Point - CB, plays the ball out to either Full Back (Rotate Side)

- If Opposition CM 2 Stop the ball into our Advancing CMs and Deep (Don't Press our Deep CM)

1. The deepest white CM player still recieved and repeats process/mechanics as previous but this time is able to thread a ball between the 2 red CM players into the white CF

2. As ball is traveling to identified FB, CF to position himself on the Oustide shoulder of the near Opposition CB, As ball travels into Deep CM, CF switches to the inside shoulder of the CB and prepared to recieve if/when Red/Opposition Midfield 2 split and allow threaded ball through to his safe side.

3. As the ball is traveling, Advanced CMs to support for the white CF to bounce the ball into the supporting white CM players, (Preference, nearest Advanced CM, due to distance ball has to travel, allowing for quicker threaded ball breaking Red's Back 4 Line)

4. As the white CM players receive the bounce pass from the white CF, we again create the 3v2 overload against the red CB's and Winger repeats movement as previous to threaten behind the Opposition Full-Back.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): If Near Opp. CM Presses Deep CM

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If Near Opp. CM Presses Deep CM

Start of Phase - 10-minutes

Organisation - Bring in Opposition Full-Backs and Goalkeeper and White CB now becomes Neutral Player and target for Red's if/when they win the Ball back. White FBs can now also come over the half-way line and Join In and Deep CM can drop beyond Half-way line to recieve deeper. 2 CMs will conditioned to be conditioned, including putting pressure on the deep cm.

Aim: Continue to move ball through central zone. but this time once the defensive back four is penetrated, White's have 2-3 Touches to strike at Goal. (1) Immediate player to Strike / Set & Strike or (2) Immediate player to transfer the ball across the 18 to supporting CF/Winger (Movement to be worked on)

1. Re-Reference Importance of as the ball is traveling from the white CB to the white FB the white CF always has to go and pin the closest red CB to stop him coming short and dealing with the closest Advanced CM and for near Winger to remain wide to create space centrally.

2. As the FB recieves the ball and identifies the red CM player has come short to deal with the deepest white CM player the white FB can play the ball directly into the near advancing white CM as the red CB wont be able to come out due to the white CF pinning him.

3. Advancing CM, to use Red CM movement to press Deep CM as a Trigger to check shoulder and open body up further to see Space and ball and aim to recieve on back foot and drive into Zone 14.

4. As ball is traveling into Advanced CM from FB, Trigger for far advanced CM to move level with the 18-yard line and out of central zone to create problem for Opposition FB and aim to create addittional space for ball to be threaded into. (Also an option to recieve if threaded pass is unavailable)

5. If Advancing CM recieves directly from FB aim is to now thread the ball between the two CBs for far winger, who's movement will still take place when ball is traveling into Advancing CM but this time his run will be across the Far Opposition FB to recieve as identified above.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wide Rotation

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Wide Rotation

Starting Point - CB playing to FB (Rotate Sides)

- If Full-back receives over the half way line and Deep CM is receiving behind/on Half-way line (Wide Rotation to create a Midfield Box)

1. Role of CF remians to pin near CB.

2. Ball will never be played square from Full-Back to Deep CM, with FB position altering, Deep CM must adjust acordingly.

3. As ball is traveling into FB. (Trigger for CBs to also provide depth, aware of opposition CFs movement and distance between them and our Deep CM. Deep CM looking to thread the ball into far winger, moving into Central Box.

4. As the ball is travelling from FB to the Deep CM, Far advancing CM to identify depth of Deep CM and starts the trigger by running down the pitch to offer a passing opportunity and in doing so potentially moves the red CM player out of his position.

5. As the white CM player drops deeper and at pace this then triggers the far white Winger to drive inside and take the space that has been left. Looking to thread ball into and beyond defensive back 4. (Due to position, winger receives as previously when advancing CM was moving into Zone 14, Opposite winger to move across Opposition FB rather than behind)

6. The CFs movement will be key to create space for threaded pass, when ball comes into Deep CM, his movement becomes centralised, and when ball is traveling into advancing CF, role to switch onto opposite CB to now Pin this defender and then threaten to recieve behind once winger is in possession of the Ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wide Rotation, FBs Join In

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Wide Rotation, FBs Join In

Starting Point - CB playing to FB (Rotate Sides)

- If Full-back receives over the half way line and Deep CM is receiving behind/on Half-way line (Wide Rotation to create a Midfield Box)

- Full Back Joining In. (Role's 1 to 6 to remain)

7. FB to take his trigger of the movement off the Winger, as the ball is traveling to the Deep CM, Winger will identify space and position of Deep CM (Important movement is quick and performed when space is available due to CFs inability to transfer immediately onto Far CB and Far CB being able to step into win ball, if distance between him and Winger is small, I.e - Advancing CMs are too High)

- When Winger moves inside, FB to drive outside to occupy opposition FB and prepare to receive the ball on the Outside shoulder of the FB if he steps inside to cover the space CF (A - Winger can turn himself and role FB In) or if the FB follows Winger inside. (B - Set to near CM to role FB in)


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