Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 3v2 | 4v3 defend/attack

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Robert McCallum, Adult Member

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Robert McCallum
Name: Robert McCallum
City: Airdrie
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2

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3v2

area length of 18yrd box. Width can be a sevens pitch or slightly wider for older players.

pick 2 defenders & keeper to defend each goal.

Ball begins with keeper who rolls ball out to 1 of the full backs (behind the goal) - he then drives forward with both wing men coming in to create the 3v2 towards goal.

In the picture the active players are marked 1.

The team have a chance to attack where you can either focus on defending facing an overload situation or attacking with an overload.

Once they have had an attack you then begin from the opposite goals.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3

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4v3

area length of 18yrd box. Width can be a sevens pitch or slightly wider for older players.

pick 2 defenders & keeper to defend each goal.

Ball begins with keeper who rolls ball out to 1 of the full backs (behind the goal) - he then drives forward with both wing men coming in to create the 3v2 towards goal.

In the picture the active players are marked 1.

The team have a chance to attack where you can either focus on defending facing an overload situation or attacking with an overload.

Once they have had an attack you then begin from the opposite goals.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): RED ZONE

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RED ZONE

8v8

Force them out the red zone. only use 3 defenders to really force the issue


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Blocking & Patience

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Blocking & Patience

Too often we see defenders dive in desperate to make a tackle when the attacker is going nowhere.

We also see attackers not have the ability to get that extra yard space to get a shot away.

The above drill is simplistic in nature but has so many coaching points to get across. I do not allow the players to cut inside stating that in a match cutting inside will invariably be running directly in to traffic.

Defending - keep low, look out for bad touch, dont tackle unless you are 100% certain you will get the ball, force the attacker wide, always block the path to goal - at all times keep your hands behind your back.

Attacking - Slow down then burst, fake a cut inside to explode outside. Shoot across the keeper - do not shoot just for the sake of it when its obvious you will just rattle the defender with the ball.

No keepers required but if you have them use them. Simply blue attacks red (both sides can go at same time) - once blue has attacked then swap. Pair up your players then after 5 minutes or so swap sides so that they work both feet when shooting and both body position when blocking shots.


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