Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): RHS - Transition to attack in middle 1/3 - improving ability to maintain possession II

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives:

~ Play simple and the way you face when winning possession;

~ Improve opposite movement of #6/8/10 when central

~ Improve reading cues of when to support behind (pressure on ball) vs. ahead of ball (space and time)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech. Warm Up

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Tech. Warm Up (15 mins)

WU:

1) Group passing 1 or 2 touch in small circle.

After a few passes, 1 player moves away and forward.

Group plays ball into far player and then moves to support it and repeat the cycle.

2) Same, except now send 2 players. On long pass, one player should be high and the other should get underneath for a 1-time layoff.

3) Same, except now send 3 players. On long pass, one goes high and lays off to 2nd who then plays 3rd player running forward (3rd man run).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v2 competition

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5v2 competition (15 mins)

Intervals:

90 second games + 30 sec rest x 6 games = 12 min

Setup:

Teams of 7

15x15 grids

Activity:

Team on outside tries to possess ball and score goal by connecting 10 passes.

Defending team tries to win ball and score in small goals.

Coaching Points:

+ Central player moves opposite direction of ball (don't chase ball)

+ When defense wins ball, play simple and the way you face to get out of pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4+3

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4v4+3 (20 mins)

Setup:

25x20 grid

2 teams

Activity:

Team in possession uses neutrals to maintain possession. Defending team tries to win possession.

15 passes = 1 goal

Coaching Points:

+ Play simple and quick when winning possession

+ "Play the way you face"

+ Immediate switch of play when winning possession

+ Central player moving opposite direction of ball

+ Central player working between lines of defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 - 6 goal game

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6v6 - 6 goal game (30 mins)

Setup:

40x70 field

6 goals

3 teams of 6 (one team rests while other two play)

Activity:

Team in possession tries to score in any of their 3 goals while defending the other 3.

2 touch limit. 1 touch max if facing own goals.

Progression:

~ No touch limit.

Coaching Points:

+ Spacing --> width (#2 & #3) and length (#4 & #8/10)

+ Central players moving opposite the ball

+ Support behind ball when pressure is applied

+ Forward runs when player on ball has time and space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Counter Attacking

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4v4 Counter Attacking (20 mins)

Intervals:

3 min work + 1 min rest x 4 reps = 16 minutes

Setup:

2 teams of 4 in 20x20 grid out wide.

1 forward and 1 defender near top of box.

(If enough players setup the same going the other direction)

Activity:

White team starts with ball and tries to complete 10 passes for a goal.

Blue team defends and when they win possession they play into central forward and counter attack to goal.

Progression:

+ Add a 2nd central defender

Coaching Points:

~ When winning possession, play simple (way you face) and quick to break pressure

~ #9 should be working off weakside shoulder of CB ("go where CB cannot see you") and check into space

~ Need support behind and ahead of the ball

~ Need to create width (relative) as moving up the field


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11

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11v11 (20 mins)

1-4-3-3 vs. 1-4-3-3

FIFA Rules.


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