Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): SAC Premier Blue 06 Boys vs DCST Metros Red 06 - Presidents Cup - April 10, 2021- REAL

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Nathean Meadows, Adult Member

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Nathean Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Maryland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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OVERALL SYSTEM AND STLYE OF PLAY:

Presidents Cup Round of 16 and while development individually and collectively is always the main target, our aim must be to go out and play with a winning mentality! Play aggressive in the first 15 mins of each half, force mistakes in their half high up the field and be attack minded in possession. Emphasis on speed and athleticism in the opponents half to force turnovers.

OUT OF POSSESSION:  a high 1-4-3-3 but with a high, zonal press(front three keep their shape while pressing and midfield three fill holes/press opponents.

IN POSSESSION: a well drilled 1-4-2-3-1 with our midfielders offset to create more passing options than we normally have. Focus on getting the ball out to the wide areas and create combos, give n' go's, numerical advantage in those wide areas.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st half start

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1st half start


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st Half - 15min

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1st Half - 15min

Dylan - Will VDM

Marbray - Byron

Barbad - Mo


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st Half - 22min

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1st Half - 22min

Byron - Tim

Will - Austin


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st Half - 30 min

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1st Half - 30 min

Byron - Tim

Will - Austin

Ashwin - Marbray


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2nd Half Start

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DEFENSIVE PHASE

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DEFENSIVE PHASE

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

OVERALL TECHNICAL THEME: DISCIPLINED, AGGRESSIVE PRESSING IN 15MIN OF EACH HALF

OVERALL TACTICAL THEME: CUTTING OFF PASSING LANES FROM OPPOSITION HALF INTO OUR OWN HALF. FORCE MISTAKES TO WIN THE BALL IN GOOD POSITIONS. WE MUST GET COMPACT AND STAY COMPACT

**OUR SHAPE WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE BALL IS BASICALLY A 1-4-3-3 (IF THEY PLAY OUT FROM THE BACK)

TOP PRIORITIES:

1) INDIVIDUAL DEFENDING - QUICK AND AGGRESSIVE BUT DISCIPLINED

2) SMALL GROUP DEFENDING - GET COMPACT AND STAY COMPACT AS WE PRESS (HIGH LEVEL OF COMMUNICATION)

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DEFENDERS

**- Stay connected with the midfielders as they press higher up the pitch.

Be SUPER PATIENT when defending in wide areas in 1v1 battles. Goal is to DELAY as long as possible

- Recovery and delay - we defend centrally towards the goal FIRST then out to the ball!

* DO NOT allow any balls through the back line centrally....make everything go wide! (Zone 14 - REMEMBER) 

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 MIDFIELDERS

**Get the right team shape across the middle of the pitch and maintain the shape as we transition from side to side and front to back (4-3-3). FORCE THEM TO GO LONG WITH THE BALL

**DEFENSIVE SCANNING - to identify passing lanes to cut off. To see where defensive support is located

#7, #9 & #11 - Look for passing lanes to cut off into the center midfield areas. STAY CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER. DEFEND EARLIER!! ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING OUT FROM THE BACK.

REMEMBER WE ARE LOOKING TO BE AGGRESSIVE AND WIN THE BALL HIGH UP THE FIELD GIVING US LESS DISTANCE TO GET TO GOAL

**CLICK MOMENTS! 6 SECONDS AFTER TRANSITION, AGGRESSIVE PRESS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!!

 - Critical that we apply pressure but recover centrally (DO NOT CHASE THE BALL HORIZONTALLY ACROSS THE PITCH!) 

When we win the ball back, make the SIMPLE PASS!!! THIS IS SUPER CRITICAL - DON'T TRY TO BE TOO FANCY WHEN WE WIN THE BALL BACK

FIRST PASSES ARE CRITICAL IN TRANSITION AFTER WINNING POSSESSION! MAKE THEM SURE and ACCURATE 

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ATTACKERS

#7 & #11 starting position when out of position is very narrow to make the center of the field congested.

#7, #11 & #9 - NEW RESPONSIBILITY TO CONNECT TO PREVENT OPPONENT HAVING TIME ON THE BALL AND EASY PATHS INTO MIDFIELD

If the #9 makes a decision to press hard from the front, all the attackers and midfielders must match the intensity to take away passing lanes and try to win the ball high up the field.

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TRIGGERS FOR THE PRESS: BALL GOES NEGATIVE, PLAYER DRIBBLING BACK TO THEIR OWN GOAL, BAD SIDEWAYS PASS, MIS-CONTROLLED BALL/PLAYER WITH HIS HEAD DOWN.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ATTACKING PHASE

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ATTACKING PHASE

 

ATTACKING PLAY WHEN IN THE AREA OF THE FIELD WE CALL CLOSE TO GOAL (UP TO 35YDS AWAY FROM GOAL)

TECHNICAL PRIORITY: SCANNING THE FIELD - AS WE REINFORCED IN RECENT PRACTICES!

QUALITY OF THE 1ST TOUCH & PASSING TO CREATE OPENINGS

PASS IN THE DIRECTION WE ARE FACING! UNLESS YOU HAVE CLEAR, OR COMMUNICATED TIME AND SPACE TO TURN WITH THE BALL

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ATTACKERS - WHEN WE WIN THE BALL HIGH UP THE FIELD, BE ATTACK MINDED AND GO TO GOAL. DON'T BE AFRAID TO SHOOT! 

1. SCANNING

  • Taking mental pictures as the game is going on
  • Where is the closest opponent? 
  • Where is there a pocket of space to move into?
  • Where is my best placed teammate to pass to?
  • What can i observe about the game and where can I improve if i'm scanning the field regularly? 

2. QUICK MOVEMENT

     -What comes first? the run or the pass?THE RUN gives visual cues to our teammates

     -How do we make sure our teammates are aware of our movement?(the speed/intention of the movement & communication)

      - What kind of movement is most likely to unbalance the defenders and create space behind the defense (angled runs at speed). Change of speed and change of direction!

      -When you make a pass horizontal, find a new opening vertically or away from the ball (rotation of other players into the space)

3. ACCURATE PASSING 

      - don't sacrifice accuracy for speed of passing!  

* this is an area that needs dramatic improvement if we are to get better as a team!  

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MIDFIELDERS - MINIMIZE UNFORCED ERRORS!

**Look for opportunities to get the ball out to the wide areas or up to our #9 in higher areas of the pitch!

** Focus is going to be VERY HEAVY on our technical improvement WHEN CLOSE TO GOAL WHEN TIME AND SPACE IS AT A MINIMUM:

1. SCANNING - See attacking above

  1. THE QUALITY OF OUR FIRST TOUCH?

      -can we recognize where the defensive pressure is coming from?

      - can we head in the direction we want to pass with our first touch?

      - Does our first touch set us up for the pass we want to make next?

      - Spatial awareness - do we know the space we have and how to use it effectively

** The QUALITY & DIRECTION of your first touch really sets the stage for maintaining possession.

  2. THE QUALITY OF OUR PASSING?

      - How accurate is our passing? do we play the ball to the correct foot of the receiving player?

       - Is the weight of the pass correct to either lead them into space or give them the best chance to get a quality first touch when receiving?

        - can we manage the balance between short accurate passing and longer range passing to switch the point of attack?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): FruitVeg Corner

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SET PIECES

ATTACKING:

What are we trying to achieve in different moments of the game?

 

KICK OFF: Go long to Quino or Ashwin on the wing. We'll discuss at game time

FREE KICKS - Byron takes kicks closer to the goal

 - if we are inside 40yds from the goal - can we create an attacking moment by putting the ball in a dangerous area.

- if we are inside 25yds - can we take a good strike on goal ensuring that we make the GK work (DO NOT PUT THE BALL OVER THE BAR OR MISS THE GOAL ENTIRELY)

-if we are OUTSIDE 40 yds (or conditions do not allow a good ball into the box) WE POSSESS the ball (only exception, if we are losing and it is towards the end of the game - we might pump the ball in the box then) - DO NOT MAKE ME HAVE TO CALL ANYONE OUT ON THIS!!!

 

CORNER KICKS - Byron or Ben will take depending on who is in the game.

- let's try to mix up our corner kick repetoire!

Veg = All on the line.  

PKs - Ben, Austin, Quino, Byron, Barbad(in that order during regulation and depending on who is on the field).

If we go to PKs at the end of the game the order is:

Austin, Byron, Quino, Barbad, Ben (Marbray, Nolan, Van Der Meid, Ashwin, Tim, Mo, Mark, Dylan, David

 

 

 

DEFENDING SET PIECES

 

DEFEND IN THE 1ST PHASE, 2ND PHASE, 3RD PHASE AND BEYOND - DO NOT BE A BALL WATCHER AND LOSE TRACK OF YOUR OPPONENT!!

 

 

ORGANIZED QUICKLY ON SET PIECES - Our set pieces are a priority; make genuine efforts to win the ball first in defending situations.

DO NOT LET THE BALL BOUNCE!! Bouncing soccer balls in our defensive half/third will be absolutely destructive for us!

Recognize mismatches, recognize strongest players, shape of the wall (tallest players in the direct shooting line, etc, etc). Man to man on corners. High on the 18 yd line for free kicks (TRACK RUNNERS!!!!)

WIN THE PHYSICAL BATTLE!!!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Meat corner

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Meat corner

Meat = 1-6 players find their spot (make sure way overhit corners are covered from the back post and beyond.

  • Start high at the 18yd line. All bunched together in preparation to split up!
  • Attack the designated space looking to make contact with ball
  • Corner taker aiming to put the ball in and around the PK spot.
  • Be aggressive and commit to actually winning the ball out of the air

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Long Goal Kick

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