Football/Soccer Session (U16): U16 USDA 04-12-16: Defensive shape and pressing (Start Time: 2016-04-12 17:30:00)

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Mike Ditta, Adult Member

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Mike Ditta
Name: Mike Ditta
City: Yorba Linda
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FIFA 11 Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FIFA 11 Warm-Up
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FIFA 11 Warm-Up (10 mins)

Setup: 5x30

Instructions:

FIFA 11 Warm-Up - Each exercise is ran 2x

Activity Out | Activity Back

Jog | Back Pedal

3 Squats at Each Cone | Side Shuffle

Linear Hops | Crossover Runs

Lateral | Alternating Groin

Linear Stick | Groucho [Scoops]

Diagonal Stick | Quad Stretch

Shuffle Around | Newspaper Stretch

Shoulder Bump | SL Toe Touch

3 Step Diagonal | Toy Soldiers

Skips for Height | 75%

Skips for Distance | 100%


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition Rondo

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Transition Rondo (10 mins)

Set Up: Size of field and umber of players, but players are divided into two even teams. Dependent upon desired outcome, you can adjust for your needs and level. Balls, vests and cones

Organization: Team in possession [red] have all players inside the box. Team without the ball will have at least 2 players on outside of box, and the remainder of players defending inside box. The attacking team maintains possession and gains a point for every 6 consecutive passes. If the defending team wins the ball, they look to play out to one of the players on outside, and that signals full change of psession, and those players come into the box, and at least 2 players from team who lost ball exit the box and get ready on side.

Variations: [1] neutral player, [2] touch limit in possession, [3] change numbers on outside of box.

Coaching Points: Defensive pressure, decision making, accuracy of passes, quick transition, mentality, raising core temperature.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pattern 2

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Pattern 2 (10 mins)

Set Up: In roughly a 30 x 30 area, two diamonds back to back, 1 player at each cone, at least 2 players at the start cone. Size of diamonds can vary based on level, desired outcome [balls, cones]

Organization: Player 1 plays to player 2. Player 2 receives the ball across their body and plays the ball to player 4 who then plays a 1-2 with player 3. Player 4 dribbles the ball to other end. The same pattern is going on the other side at the same time. Repeat in other direction.

Coaching Points: weight of passes [especially final pass], movement off cones, body shape, timing of passes and movements, communication, showing at good angles, tight combinations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pattern 3

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Pattern 3 (10 mins)

Set Up: In roughly a 30 x 30 area, two diamonds back to back, 1 player at each cone, at least 2 players at the start cone. Size of diamonds can vary based on level, desired outcome [balls, cones]

Organization: Pattern is as follows: 1 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 4; repeat in other direction

Coaching Points: weight of passes [especially final pass], movement off cones, body shape, timing of passes and movements, communication, angles of support, layoff vs. firm passes, two touch vs. one touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8 v 9

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8 v 9 (20 mins)

Setup: In an area, roughly 45 - 50yds x 20 - 30yds, divided into 3 zones. Team size can vary, in this case, we have 8 on defensive team, and 9 on offensive team, one GK in big goal, one GK behind the goal made from poles. [balls, vests, cones, poles, goal]

Organization: We play 8 v 9, with the defense getting in their defensive shape, and the attackers assigning themselves 3 to each zone. The back 4 push up to line, that also serves as an offside line. The attacking team tries to penetrate the back line and if successful, they attack the goal, and the defensive team recovers. Attackers cannot move from zone to zone, they must stay in their zone, keeping possession, and looking to penetrate the back line. The defenders can move freely, and are encouraged to move in accordance with desired defensive shape and tactics. If the defensive team wins the ball, they look to score in the counter goals. If they play the ball through the counter goals, and into the waiting keeper's hands, it is worth 3 points. The defensive team looks to outnumber the attacking team in the 3 zones [4 v 3] and win the ball back.

Progressions: [1] attacking team can move freely from zone to zone, [2] add forward players who play behind counter goals, and if played, shadow play to goal.

Focus: team shape, communication, recovery runs, squeezing the field, individual defending technique, pressure/cover/balance, pressure vs no pressure.


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

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Southampton Pressing (20 mins)

Set Up: Full width x 70 yds. 10 v 10 plus 2 GK [Balls, cones, vests, poles, goals]

Activity: We play 10 v 10, with the blue team defending the big goal and scoring on the smaller goals and the red team defending the small goals and attacking the big goal. The blue team scores 1 point for playing the ball through the gate, and 3 points if it is through the gate to the GK on the other side. The team out of possession must squeeze in, leaving the weak side open, when the ball is on one side of the field. When in possesion, there are no more than 3 passes allowed in any area and there is a 3 touch max for each player. When defending, you may not tackle, you may only intercept or win the ball off of a bad touch to eliminate stabbing.

Progressions: Add a normal goal at the other line, then take away channels, turning into normal game.


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