Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Cycle 1 - Week 2 - Pressing High (Start Time: 2019-08-06 16:30:00)

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Ryan Jones
Name: Ryan Jones
City: Peterborough
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing High

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing High
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Pressing High (30 mins)


- Pitch divided in to thirds

- Two teams of even numbers


- Players can move freely around the pitch, zones included as a point scoring method.

- If a team presses and wins the ball in the final third going on the score the goal is worth 3.

- Possession regained in the middle third or defensive third followed by a goal = 1.

COACHING POINTS (Philosophy Based)

- FIRE (Aggression and Intensity) Out of Possession

- Front foot defending (Always looking to win the ball as soon as possible).

- Win the ball High and Early (As close to the opposition goal as possible).


- Pressing techniques – angles of approach, speed, body shape.

- Reading and intercepting.

- Preventing players playing, turning and facing forwards.


- Commitment week (Developing awareness of how good commitment can benefit the individual/team).

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