Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): ATT MID/ATT 3rd - 3-5-2 Attacking Shape

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Maurizio Brighi, Adult Member

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Maurizio Brighi
Name: Maurizio Brighi
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Attacking session for a 3-5-2 formation. Attacking shape, positional disciplined in MF or potential interchange, strikers movement off the ball and off of each other to exploit half spaces,  facilitate penetration into the attacking 3rd, and get in behind to finish attacking moments in the box.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WARM-UP - ATT PLAY #1

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WARM-UP - ATT PLAY #1 (15 mins)

Organization:

  • Cones are set up in ATT Shape for 3-5-2
  • Ball starts on A cones 5-10 yards before MF line
  • Players are positioned in their respective positions / CCBs could start on X cone the ball centrally with pass to A (optional) or shadow/defend the STs back to goal and crosses.
  • Full size Goal with GKs

Instructions:

  • ATT PLAY to FINISH
    • A > D > B > C = Cross (X > A Optional)
    • Players remain in their position and join the line to go again. 2-3 players per cone.
    • Run attacking play on both sides, one at a time (Right & Left)

Coaching Points:

  • Positional discipline from CMs and WBs to create channel to play ST in the half space
  • 3rd Man Run/Play - proper timing
  • CMs positional interchange (optional)
  • WBs runs to cross early/deep
  • RUNS TO THE BOX
    • ST - Movement off the ball / Run to each other's back / Attack the box after laying off
    • CM - attack the box on the cross

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WARM-UP - ATT PLAY #2

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WARM-UP - ATT PLAY #2 (15 mins)

Organization:

  • Cones are set up in ATT Shape for 3-5-2
  • Ball starts on A cones 5-10 yards before MF line
  • Players are positioned in their respective positions / CCBs could start on X cone the ball centrally with pass to A (optional) or shadow/defend the STs back to goal and crosses.
  • Mannequins = Back Line / CBs actual players following the ST checking towards the ball.
  • Full size Goal with GKs

Instructions:

  • ATT PLAY to FINISH
    • A > D > B > D = FINISH (X > A Optional)
    • Players remain in their position and join the line to go again. 2-3 players per cone.
    • Run attacking play on both sides, one at a time (Right & Left)

Coaching Points:

  • Positional discipline from CMs and WBs to create channel to play first ST in the half space
  • 3rd Man Run/Play - proper timing
  • CMs positional interchange (optional)
  • ATT PRINCIPLE - ST is to attack the space left by the other ST checking to the ball when the CB follows him / ATT the space behind the opponent's back line when disorganized.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSA - Zonal 3v2

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SSA - Zonal 3v2 (30 mins)

Organization:

  • Two 20x35 Grids.
  • 5v5 Goal with no GK / Full Size Goal -or- 2 Mini Goals (Depends on if GK available or not)
  • Two teams of 4 / GK in Full Size Goal

Instructions:

  • ZONAL 3v2
    • Ball starts with central red player dribbling into the grid (RCB/LCB)
    • CM and WB support RCB/LCB to play 3v2 against opponent's CM and Winger.
    • Attacking 3 possess to create central channel and connect with ST checking into half space, or penetrate next zone with FT (CANNOT penetrate on the dribble). At this point, WB and CM must show support to ST back to goal and create next 3v2 vs CB and FB (3rd man runs). Finish attacking play by scoring on GKs goal or mini goals (5-10 yards apart from the edge of the zone.
    • DEF can only defend in their respective boxes and deny penetration/scoring. If winning possession, game becomes 4v4 and DEF score on 5v5 goal. (No GK)

Coaching Points:

  • RCB / LCB - Recognize pressure and play pass to facilitate penetration. Quality passes. Deep support.
  • CM / WB - Positional discipline from to create channel to play first ST in the half space
    • 3rd Man Run/Play - proper timing to support
    • FT to penetrate and break pressure.
  • ST back to goal - recognize right moment to check into half space to receive back to goal. Turn, layoff and movement off the ball. If CM or WB penetrate with FT, stay away to force CB's decision.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OLI

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OLI (30 mins)

Organization:

  • Two thirds of the field MID & ATT.
  • 10v11 - ATT team with no GK | 9v10 - Remove CCB and ST | 8v8 - Remove Wingers and WBs / narrow space to only central channel and half spaces (box width roughly)

Instructions:

  • BALL STARTS WITH RCB/LCB DRIBBLING INTO THE FIELD
  • SCORE 
    • BLUE - Enter ATT 3rd = 1pt / Goal = 3 pts
    • RED - Win possession = 1pt / Goal = 3 pts
  • FOCUS (ATT) BLUE
    • 3-5-2
    • 3-1-4-2 -into- 3-4-2-1 ATT System/Shape
    • Possession to penetrate the and enter the attacking third to create chances.
    • Patience possession to find ST in the half space.
    • Recognize pressure.
    • ATT PLAY
      • 3RD MAN = CM on ball side checks away centrally or drops to interchange with CDM / CM on opposite side moves up higher to run in behind / WB remains wide and in line with the line of pressure - CREATE CENTRAL CHANNEL TO PLAY ST CHECKING INTO HALF SPACE - After layoff play ball wide for WB cross -or- penetrate centrally if opposition CB stepped out. Second ST must run in behind.
      • DIRECT = RCB/LCB recognizes ST being marked closely by opposition CB, and plays ball in behind for next ST running in behind.
  • OPPONENT (DEF) RED
    • 4-3-3 
    • 4-1-4-1 DEF system/shape
    • Keep compact lines to deny penetration. Don't prioritize pressure on CBs.
    • Individual references in MF and Back line with ST.
    • Disciplined to regain defensive 4-1-4-1 defensive shape.

Coaching Points:

  • RCB / LCB - Recognize pressure and play pass to facilitate penetration. Quality passes. Deep support.
  • CM / WB - Positional discipline from to create channel to play first ST in the half space
    • 3rd Man Run/Play - proper timing to support
    • FT to penetrate and break pressure.
  • ST back to goal - recognize right moment to check into half space to receive back to goal. Turn, layoff and movement off the ball. If CM or WB penetrate with FT, stay away to force CB's decision.
  • ATT PRINCIPLES - 
    • ST is to attack the space left by the other ST checking to the ball when the CB follows him / ATT the space behind the opponent's back line when disorganized.
    • RUNS TO THE BOX
      • ST - Movement off the ball / Attack the box after laying off and entering final 3rd.
      • CM - attack the box on the cross

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE (30 mins)

SCRIMMAGE

11v11 | 4-3-3 vs. 3-5-2

9v9 | No FW - No WB | 4-3-1 vs 3-3-2 (narrow field to 9v9 lines)


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