Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): HS JV - 4/7 - Pressing

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Steven Steadham, Adult Member

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

Description

Get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact
Delay the opponents' attack first
Pressure/cover principles between 1st/2nd/3rd defenders
Quick defensive group shifting/dropping


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro - 2v2+2

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Intro - 2v2+2 (15 mins)

Organization: - (15x15) area

- 2v2+2 or similar

- target players going N-S

- multiple areas if needed

Instructions: - inside players playing both their target players for point 

- play 4min games then switch

Coaching Points: - staying compact as a defensive pair

- pressure / cover communication

- quick 1st defender / 2nd defender shifting

Progressions: - 3v3+4 or similar 

- 20x20 area

- make it one directional for both teams 

Regression: - add neutral(s)

- 10x10 area


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 3v2s

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 3v2s
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Main - 3v2s (15 mins)

Organization: - 45x30 area

- 3 attacking lines

- 2 defending lines

- big goal + GK

Instructions: - 3v2 to goal

- 1st defender serves it up to 1st attacker 

- 2nd defender makes 'recovery' run through gate before entering field 

- defenders win ball and score in small goals for points

- attackers have 10sec to score 

- rotate clockwise, Gk included

Coaching Points: - 1st defender delays until 2nd defender recovers

- 2nd defender shifts to cover

- stay compact, no splits

Progressions: - attackers start with pass out 

- 4v3s 

Regressions: - add 3rd attackers recovery supporting run around small goals 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition - 6v5

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Condition - 6v5 (20 mins)

Organization: - half field or similar size

- 6v6 or similar

- counter goals at half

- attacking #6,7,8,9,10,11

- defending #1,2,3,4,5,6

Instructions: - attacking team play to big goal

- defending team to counter goals

- play restarts from coach if needed, let the game flow

Coaching Points: - defense staying compact

- communication between 1st / 2nd / 3rd defenders

- defensive shifting as a group

- defending shape off the ball 

When to group press?

Progression: - if defensive goal is scored within 5sec = 3 points

Regression: - add line of confrontation for defending team

- add zones for defending team


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

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Match - 11v11 (25 mins)

Organization: - Game/scrimmage

Instructions: - 11v11

Coaching Points/Questions: - group pressing 

When to group press in defending third?


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