Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Hearts U13 - Defending from the Front (Start Time: 2015-09-30 18:30:00)

Profile Summary

Graham Rennie
Name: Graham Rennie
City: Falkirk
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defending from the front - pressing together to force the play into wide areas.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4a

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4v4a (15 mins)

Organisation

Two groups playing 4v4 on 20 x 30 yd pitches with a mini goal at each end as shown. 4 minute games x 3.

Progression

Two touch maximum

Coaching Points

- high pressure on the ball

- bend presing runs to force players into wide areas

- defend with chest between ball and goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing Activity

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Pressing Activity (20 mins)

Organisation

Teams of 8 in 40x40 boxes. Coach plays the ball into one group and opposing group move through the gates to press every four passes. If the defending team win the ball back they can play to their own group and support. Opposition then go through to press every 4 passes.

Progression

If the game gets to 8v8, one of the team in possession can move into the empty pitch and if they receive a pass, his team mates join and the game restarts.

Coaching Points

- players pressing try and force the play down one of the sides close to where the players enter

- communication to pressing player (show him left / right)

- quality of possession play (accurate passing, first touch away from pressure)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase

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Phase (20 mins)

Organisation

Blues play 1-4-3 against whites 2-3-1. Play either starts from goalkeeper or coach playing ball through to goalkeeper. Blues try to score in mini goal, whites try to score in the big goal.

Coaching Point

- Centre forward forces central defender to play pass to full back. Wide right blocks forward pass then presses with body angled to stop ball inside. Number 10 picks up deepest midfielder enabling 6 becoming able to 'double press' fullback. Number 8 gets around second central midfielder and covers central area (screening strikers).

- Stress that 'double pressing option only valid when playing against a midfield 4 and only if 10 drops back in to pick up deepest midfielder.

After progression (extra midfielder added)

- 8 unable to 'double press' as another midfielder to be picked up. Whites to force play into fullback and wide player to press blocking any passes inside. Whites all push across into strong side of the pitch. Explain to players that fullbacks would be up tight againt wide midfielder.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

8 V 8 freeplay. Teams lined up in a 2-3-2 formation. Deman high pressure on the ball and examples of forcing the play into wide areas.


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