Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Phase of Play: Att vs Def (Counter, Secure or Circulate?)

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Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Defenders (Red)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Defenders (Red)
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Part I: Defenders (Red)

Organization

- Half Pitch set up as shown

- Wide Channels set up as shown (Blue cones)

- 14 Players (8 Attackers, 5 Defenders & 1 Goalkeeper)

- 1 Ball (additional to the side of the goal)

Activity - Part I

- Players are set up in specific positions & play 8v5 Attack vs Defence game

- Play begnis with the Goalkeeper & Defenders (red) who have 4 passes maximum before trying to find their Target to score

- Target Player can only operate inside the center circle

- As Defenders (red) possess the ball Attackers (yellow) Drop, Slide & Stay Compact to deny any passes forward or into Target Man

- When Attackers (red) win the ball Part II of activity begins (see Part II)

Coaching Points

(Defenders: Red)

- CIRCULATE: Move the ball as quickly as possible to open up passing lines forward

- AWARENESS: As the ball travels keep your head/eyes up. Can you play forward?

- SUPPORT: Move as the ball moves. Stay connected & provide angles of support

(Attackers: Yellow)

- COMPACTNESS: Drop, Direct & Dictate the opposition Defenders

- CONNECT: Keep the units of the team (Att & Mid) together & deny space between lines

- COMPETE: Be on the front foot ready to cut out & win possession of the ball. Agressive approach!

Progression

P - Introduce Mini Goals in opposite half for Defenders (Reds) to attack

P - Include more players for Defenders. Help with possession & building attacks


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part II: Attackers (Yellow)

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Part II: Attackers (Yellow)

Organization

- Half Pitch set up as shown

- Wide Channels set up as shown (Blue cones)

- 14 Players (8 Attackers, 5 Defenders & 1 Goalkeeper)

- 1 Ball (additional to the side of the goal)

Activity - Part II

- Upon winning possession of the ball Attackers (red) now aim to move the ball forward & score

- Attackers full backs are now released & can only operate inside the wide channels (blue cones)

- Defenders (yellow) must defend & aim to win possession back, where they must again find Target

- Target Player (red) can now drop in to help Defend

- Play continues until a goal is scored, Goalkeeper saves or ball goes out of play

- Activity resumes once again from the Goalkeeper as per Part I

Coaching Points

(Attackers: Yellow)

- COUNTER vs CIRCULATION: Identify organization of opposition; unbalance? COUNTER! organized? SECURE & CIRCULATE possession!

- WIDTH/DEPTH: Try to stretch the opposition horizontally & laterally to create passing lines & space

- COMBINATIONS: Look for overload opportunity to link up & penertrate the opposition

- FINISH: Attack with purpose! Movement & Disguise to create shooting opportunities

Progression

P - Attackers (Yellow) have time limit to score. Encourages counter attacking principles

P - Attackers cannot play backwards. Encourage Circulation & Courage with the ball


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