Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): '08 Dynamo Youth Boys - MLS Next - Defending With a Mid-Low Block (Deny Central Penetration) (Start Time: 2022-02-13 16:40:00)

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Alex Cardenas
Name: Alex Cardenas
City: The Woodlands, Texas
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WARM UP

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WARM UP (15 mins)

WARM UP

Objective – .To deny central penetration.

Number of Players – 16 (4v4 + 2 Targets on end zones)

Players Involve - #6,7,8,10 or 2,4,5,3 on BLUE / #6,7,8, 9, 10, 11 on RED.

Field Size –  25 L x 20 W

Duration – 3 Intervals of 2 minutes with 1 minute break in between intervals with a total of 9 minutes.

Rules – RED team starts with the ball, trying to penetrate the flat line of the BLUE team. Blue team working on the compactness to deny penetration by shifting over to the ball movement. Red team will score with the combination of the front three. BLUE team can score if intercept the ball and play quick finding the two targets in front.

Focus Team BLUE Principles – Compactness, Pressure, Cover and Balance. Deny Penetration

Sub Principles – Immediate Pressure, make game predictable, shifting.

Opposition RED Principles – Penetration, unbalance opponents, Scoring.

Sub Principles – Spread out, create 2v1, combination play.

Coaching Interactions – On BLUE to remain compact by shifting over with the ball circulation and to cover the crucial space in between lines to deny penetration. Communication in between players is vital in this kind of situations. 

Coaching Guidance:

What should happen? Deny penetration on the midfield line.

Where on the field? from the mid-third to the defensive third.

Who are theplayers involved? 6, 7, 8, 10 first and 2, 3, 4, 5 second.

When is thisexactly happening? When opponents trying to penetration centrally in our defensive half.

Why shouldit happen this way? To prevent the opposing team to towards our goal.Making the game predictable for ourselves.


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

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ORIENTATION PHASE (15 mins)

ORIENTATION PHASE


Objective – To stay compact and deny central penetration with a low-mid block defending.

Number of Players – 16  (6v7 + GK + 2 BLUE Targets)

Players Involve - #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 on BLUE / 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 on RED.

Field Size – 55 L x 60 W

Duration – 4 Intervals of 3 minutes with 1 minute break in between intervals with a total of 15 minutes.

Rules – Ball always begins with RED team on any restart. BLUE team defends full size goal. RED team will try to penetrate by unbalancing the BLUE team with numbers up, runs and combinations in between lines. BLUE team will work on preventing the RED team to play through the lines by staying compact and to connect with the midfield targets, as soon as they gain the ball (scoring in mini goal = 1 point / connect to target = 2 points).

Focus Team BLUE Principles – Compactness, Deny Penetration, Depth and Width.

Sub Principles – Immediate Pressure, Make Game Predictable, Shifting.

Opposition RED Principles –  Spread Out, Penetration, Scoring.

Sub Principles – Combination Plays, Create 2v1, Get Behind Back Line.

Coaching Interactions – On BLUE to stay organized at all times. To deny penetration by closing and covering the crucial space on the passing lines. #3, 5, 4, and 2 need to establish a constant communication with the #6 and #10 to work together and keep the central area tight to have the opportunity to block or intercept the ball.


Coaching Guidance:

What should happen? Deny penetration on the midfield line.

Where on the field? In our defensive half, entering the defending third.

Who are the players involved? #2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10.

When is this exactly happening? When opponents trying to drag our lines out by playing wide and find combinations to penetrate in central areas in our defensive half.

Why should it happen this way? To prevent the opposing team to go towards our goal. Forcing the opponents to stay away from goal.





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

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LEARNING PHASE (20 mins)

LEARNING PHASE


Objective – To remain compact and organized to deny penetration with a low-mid block defending (mainly centrally).

Number of Players – 17 total  (8v8 + GK ) 2 BLUE Targets off the field.

Players Involve - #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 on BLUE / 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 on RED.

Field Size –  65 L x 70 W

Duration – 3 Intervals of 5 minutes with 2 minute break in between intervals with a total of 19 minutes.

Rules – Ball always begins with RED team on any restart. BLUE team defends full size goal. RED team will try to penetrate by unbalancing the BLUE team with numbers up, runs and combinations in between lines. BLUE team will work on preventing the RED team to play through the lines by staying compact and make the play predictable to force opponents to go wide to keep them away from central areas. RED team will connect with the midfield targets, as soon as they gain the ball (scoring in mini goal = 1 point / connect to target = 2 points).

Focus Team BLUE Principles – Compactness, Depth/Width, Pressure/Cover/Balance, Deny Penetration.

Sub Principles – Immediate Pressure, Make Game Predictable, Shifting.

Opposition RED Principles –  Spread Out, Penetration, Scoring.

Sub Principles – Combination Plays, Create 2v1, Get Behind Back Line.

Coaching Interactions – On BLUE to remain compact and organized at all times. To deny penetration by closing and covering the crucial space on the passing lines. #3, 5, 4, and 2 need to establish a constant communication with the #6, 10, 7 and 8 to work together to keep the central area covered and make the play predictable forcing the opponent to play wide instead through central areas. Visual cue to press and try to win the ball? when opponents trying to play through our block of two flat lines by having the opportunity to block or intercept the ball.


Coaching Guidance:

What should happen? Set the trap for opponents to play predictable playing wide to deny penetration through the central areas.

Where on the field? In our defensive half, entering the defensive third.

Who are the players involved? #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.

When is this exactly happening? When opponents are circulating the ball side to side by trying to drag our lines out by playing wide and trying to find combinations to penetrate in central areas from mid to defensive third.

Why should it happen this way? To prevent the opposing team to go towards our goal. Forcing the opponents to stay away from goal.


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

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IMPLEMENTATION PHASE (25 mins)

IMPLEMENTATION PHASE


Objective – To implement the work from the past three activities in this session and execute in a more realistic scenario.

Number of Players – 20 total (9v9 + 2 GK ).

Players Involve - #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 on BLUE / 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 on RED.

Field Size –  75 L x 70 W

Duration – 2 Intervals of 10 minutes with 3 minute break in between intervals with a total of 23 minutes.

Rules – Regular game rules. BLUE team working on the block defending when opponents has possession of the ball. #9 in RED will help to make the game predictable or force the RED team to play wide. RED will try to penetrate by unbalancing the BLUE team with quick ball circulation and numbers up, runs and combinations in between lines. BLUE team focuses is to work on preventing the RED team to play through the lines by staying compact. 

Focus Team BLUE Principles – Compactness, Depth/Width, Pressure/Cover/Balance, Deny Penetration.

Sub Principles – Immediate Pressure, Make Game Predictable, Shifting.

Sub Sub Principles - Man marking, Hunt.

Opposition RED Principles –  Spread Out, Penetration, Scoring.

Sub Principles – Combination Plays, Create 2v1, Get Behind Back Line.

Sub Sub Principles - 1v1, Runs Off The Ball.

Coaching Interactions – On BLUE to remain compact and organized at all times. To deny penetration by closing and covering the crucial space on the passing lines. #3, 5, 4, and 2 need to establish a constant communication with the #6, 10, 7 and 8 to work together to keep the central area covered and make the play predictable forcing the opponent to play wide instead through central areas. Visual cue to press and try to win the ball? when opponents trying to play through our block of two flat lines by having the opportunity to block or intercept the ball. To make sure that don't get caught unbalance in behind and attached the goalkeeper to the back line to prevent this.


Coaching Guidance:

What should happen? To force the opponents to play predictable by playing wide to deny penetration through the central areas and force mistakes to win he ball away from our goal if possible.

Where on the field? In middle third or entering the defensive third.

Who are the players involved? #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

When is this exactly happening? When opponents are circulating the ball side to side and trying to drag our lines out by playing wide and trying to find combinations to penetrate in central areas from mid to defensive third.

Why should it happen this way? To prevent the opposing team to go towards our goal. Forcing the opponents to stay away from goal.


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