Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): SAC United Blue U16 vs BAC United - May 22nd, 2016

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Nathean  Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Silver Spring
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Starting Lineup

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Starting Lineup

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Take note of the slightly different formation today. We are playing a 4-4-1-1 formation!

HOW IT LOOKS DIFFERENT:

1. #7 & #11 stay a little more narrow in defensive phases 

2. We maintain a strict defensive shape with our 4 defenders and 4 midfielders (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,11).

3. our 2 forward players provide the pressure up top but everyone else stays deeper to take away all the space behind our back line. Negating one of their biggest strengths (speed over the top with vertical runs)

4. #9 & #10 provide pressure on their defensive line and holding midfielders to stop them having time and space to deliver long balls for the strikers to run onto. This is going to require hard word


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2nd Half Starters

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2nd Half Starters


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical

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Tactical

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 OUR TOP, TOP, TOP PRIORITIES FOR TODAY

Track vertical runs!!!!!!

Deal aggressively with all balls in the air

Be strong/physical in the tackle and in all phases of play

Quality/composed finishing. Anything over the cross bar adds to consequences on Monday at Training.

Quality and Accuracy of our passing

Switch the play from tight space to open space at every opportunity

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DEFENSIVE UNIT

(#1, #2, #3, #4, #5) (ANDREW, BRIAN R, MADDEN, JACOB, JERRY, ZEBB)

TRACK VERTICAL RUNS

COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE AGGRESSIVELY!!!

INTENSITY AND WORK ETHIC!

 I expect to hear us aggressively communicating as a team. I want to hear:

"push/press, slide, recover, no turn, force right/left" etc

*1 v 1 individual defensive battles are key....YOU MUST WIN THOSE by being patient, focused on POSITION FIRST, ball second.

*STAY COMPACT and connected as individual players to form a strong unit

*if there is ball penetration, recover centrally

*Pass off players as they move horizontally across the field....but TRACK VERTICAL RUNNERS!!

* Do not allow any balls through the back line centrally....make everything go wide!

*GK ROLE:

*Be conservative with ball distribution

*TAKE COMMAND OF YOUR BOX

*Punch aerial balls in the box whenever possible!

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MIDFIELD UNIT

(#6, #8, #10) (NOAH, JACOB, ERIC, KEVIN, NELS, SAM, MARTIN, JERRY, COLTON)

KEEP OUR SHAPE DEFENSIVELY (DEFENSE/ATTACK)

*CAN WE INCREASE THE ACCURACY OF OUR PASSING?

MANAGE OUR COUNTER ATTACKS

* CAN WE LOOK TO PLAY THE BALL OUT OF TIGHT AREAS WITH A LONGER BALL (SWITCH THE PLAY OR SEND IT LONG AFTER A SERIES OF SHORTER PASSES)

*DO NOT GIVE THE BALL AWAY CHEAPLY - IT'S PRECIOUS

Strong and aggressive in all phases of play!! Do NOT allow them to outmuscle us!

*TECHNICALLY: Ensure we get a good first touch, have our head on a swivel and don't hold onto the ball too long!

*HOW WELL CAN WE PLAY IN THE DIRECTION WE ARE FACING RATHER THAN HAVING TO TURN WITH THE BALL. REQUIRES OUR SUPPORT ANGLES/DISTANCES TO BE GOOD

COUNTER ATTACKS:

Go quick.........Funnel the ball centrally to give us left/right options.............creative movements around the ball to unbalance defenders and increase our passing options

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ATTACKING UNIT

(#7, #9, #10, #11) (COLTON, ERIC, MADDEN, SAM, MARTIN, BRIAN V, JERRY)

IT'S ALL ABOUT QUALITY FINISHING!!!!

#9 & #10 APPLY PRESSURE ABOVE HALF WAY TO TAKE AWAY TIME AND SPACE TO DELIVER LONG BALLS

SPEED/EARLY RUNS THAT DICTATE PASSES

INTENSITY AND WORK ETHIC

* Ensure that our #9 plays as high as possible to take advantage of opportunities in behind their back line!

THE QUALITY OF OUR FINISHING DETERMINES THE RESULT:

The surface we use - inside, outside, toe, laces, how we shape the shot - curl high, shape in corners low, drive ball hard and low, across the GK to far post.

HOW COMPOSED WILL WE BE WHEN WE GET IN FRONT OF GOAL?

 *DO NOT DRIBBLE THE BALL INTO DEAD CORNERS IN NUMBERS DOWN SITUATIONS. Pull the ball back out and look for support.

*HOW WELL DO WE MAKE EARLY RUNS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BALLS PLAYED OUT OF TIGHT SPACES (EITHER FROM SWITCH OR LONGER BALL)

*If we get opportunity to attack over the top we take it, otherwise #9 MUST hold up the ball to allow support players to join.


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