Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Ball Possession Opposition - Pressure & Disturb - Middle Third

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Perry Mellon
Name: Perry Mellon
City: Newcastle
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

In this session, I aim to improve my teams ability to collectively pressure & disturb the opposition in the middle third


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (15 mins)

Explanation:

- Passing practice starts from where the balls are located

- Passes follow the sequence as stipulated by the practice

- Players will follow their pass

- The four defenders in the practice are to passively defend the opposition player

Perception:

- Players showing for the ball

- Players clearly calling for the ball

- Players communicating with each other regarding defenders ('man on' etc)

Decision:

- When to press the ball carrier

- Where to force the opposition to play

Execution:

- Speed of pass

- Body position (receiving & defending)

- Movement on & off the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positioning Game

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Positioning Game (25 mins)

Explanation:

- 6 v 6 + 2 Jokers

- Jokers will play as end players and can be used by both teams

- Play will start from either end of the grid

- Team in possession is trying to score by playing the ball through to the other side and score via a bounce pass off the joker to another team mate

- Team in defence is trying to pressure & disturb in the middle third to win the ball back

Team Task: Can we collectively pressure in the middle third to win the ball back?

Player Task:

- Midfield, can you pressure your direct opponent collectively to win the ball?

- Forwards, can you force your opponent to play one side?

Cues:

- Midfield, can you two work together to ensure that one presses the ball & the other is blocking passing lanes?

- Forwards, as the ball is served into the grid, can you position your body so the opposition plays to one side only?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Training

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Game Training (30 mins)

Explanation:

- Play starts from the goal keeper who will always play to red

- Red are trying to score a goal into the mini goals

- Green are trying to win the ball back in the middle third and score in the goal

Team Task: Can we collectively pressure our opposition in middle third to win the ball?

Player Tasks:

- 7, 9 & 11, can you force the opposition to play one side of the field?

- 7 & 11, can you encourage the opposition to play a pass into the wide areas?

- 7 & 11, can you force your direct opponent to play into midfield when they are in possession?

- 10, can you stop the opposition 3 or 4 playing the ball directly into midfield?

- 6 & 8, can you stop your direct opponent receiving the ball facing forward?

Cues:

- 9, as 3 or 4 receive the ball, can you position yourself so they cannot switch the play?

- 7 & 11, when 3 or 4 have the ball, can you push inside to force them to play wide?

- 7 & 11, can you position yourself so your opponent cannot score a goal in wide areas?

- 10, when 3 or 4 have the ball, can you position yourself between the 6 & 8 so they cannot receive the ball?

- 6 & 8, as the opposition 7 or 11 receive the ball, can you stop your direct opponent receiving the ball and facing forward?


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Movement
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