Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 41.1 Transition to Defense in the Final Third

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Victoria Miliucci, Adult Member

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Victoria Miliucci
Name: Victoria Miliucci
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Initial Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Initial Game
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Initial Game (20 mins)

4v4 and 3v3+1; ~15x20; balls around area

-Offensive objective: to score in opposite goal =1pt

-Defensive objective: to win ball back from other team in 2 passes or less; =1pt

Keys: pressure on the ball; organization behind ball; defensive mentality


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical

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Analytical (20 mins)

2v1 to 1v1 transition game; ~15x10; all balls with defensive group

-1 defender plays ball out to 2 attackers

-attackers try to score

-once ball goes out/shot is taken/goal is scored, last player to touch ball becomes defender

-the previous defender becomes the attacker. They retrieve ball from teammate waiting in line, OR they continue play with ball that is live if they won it in the run of play

Keys: quick transition to defense; hard pressure on ball as soon as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Regular SSG, LOTG Apply; 8v8+1

-mark out a "final third" area for each team (shown in shaded area)

-advise players to play high pressure if ball is lost in this area; can we win it back in 2 passes or less?

Keys: must get pressure on ball and support in behind; back line on toes, ready for long ball


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