Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): ATT MID 3rd - C2/S1-3 | MF Build-Up - Penetration & Progression in 3-5-2

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Maurizio Brighi, Adult Member

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Maurizio Brighi
Name: Maurizio Brighi
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session and activities designed to improve the ability to possess and penetrate from early areas in the middle third on 3-5-2 formation. Focus is made on 1) Technical executions (FT, penetrating passes), 2) Tactical positioning and movement from CMs to unbalance opponent and create space to progress, 3) Creating/Finding/Exploiting Overloads. Variations included for both wide and central areas. Pair #1s and #2s accordingly. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical #1

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Technical #1 (15 mins)

Organization:

  • 15x20 Diamonds
  • Players start on A cone - One on each other cone.
  • Switch direction after 6-8 minute.

Instructions:

  • Possession Pattern #1 - 1 Touch Penetrating Pass
    • A-B-C-D-E
    • A starts ball - B play 2 touch diagonal - C and D 1 touch penetrating - E double pass with D
    • Follow your pass - Dribble ball back to start

Coaching Points:

  • Technical Executions - Simple & Quick
    • 1 Touch Penetrating passes - Around the corner
    • Movement off the ball - supportive angles / attack space / timing

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical #2

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Technical #2 (15 mins)

Organization:

  • 15x20 Diamonds - Utilize full width if possible.
  • Players start on A cone - One on each other cone.
  • Switch direction after 6-8 minute.

Instructions:

  • Possession Pattern #1 - 3rd Man to Switch the Field.
    • A-B-C-A-D on Opposite Side - Switch the field
    • A starts ball - B play 2 touch diagonal - C lays off to 3rd man - A switches the field
    • Follow your pass - Dribble ball back to start

Coaching Points:

  • Technical Executions - Simple & Quick
    • 1 Touch lay offs.
    • Passing Range - Diagonals balls to switch.
    • Movement off the ball - supportive angles / timing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSA - 3v3+2 (Wide) #1

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SSA - 3v3+2 (Wide) #1 (25 mins)

Organization:

  • 20x15 Grids | 2-3 Depending on numbers
  • Teams of 4 | 3v3+1 for each team
  • Goals | End zones -or- Mini Goals

Instructions:

  • Possession 3v3+1
    • Ball starts with deepest player on one end of the grid | Receive pass from opp or Dribble in
    • ATT 4v3 in Active Grid - Deep player joins (CB)
    • Score | Dribble through gate / Pass to mini Goal = 1pt
    • Transitions - A>D : bring player to end zone / D > A: player joins grid.

Coaching Points:

  • Technical qualities
    • First Touch to beat press / 1-Touch passing Around Corner / Passing through lines
  • Overloads on wide areas
    • Create and recognize space in between lines
    • Movements and Rotations to progress - CMs / WBs

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSA - 3v3+2 (Central) #2

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SSA - 3v3+2 (Central) #2 (25 mins)

Organization:

  • 20x15 Grids | 2-3 Depending on numbers
  • Teams of 4 | 3v3+1 for each team
  • Goals | End zones, Targets -or- Mini Goals

Instructions:

  • Possession 3v3+1
    • Ball starts with deepest player on one end | Dribble/Pass In - Must come back if dribble
    • Team in possession has extra man in active grid.
    • DEF team plays with 3 inside.
    • Transitions - A>D : bring player to end zone / D > A: player joins grid.

Coaching Points:

  • Technical qualities
    • First Touch to beat press / 1-Touch passing Around Corner / Passing through lines
  • Overloads on wide areas
    • Create and recognize space in between lines
    • Movements and Rotations to progress - CMs / WBs
Variation

- Neutral Players on the sides - 3v3 +3



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OLI - 6v4 Central

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OLI - 6v4 Central (40 mins)

Organization:

  • 40xBox Width Grid | One on each half if 2 teams / (split in halves for point scoring)
  • 6v4 / 6v4+2 | FWs join opponent in D>A Transition -or- WBs as neutrals.
  • Goals | Full size goal w/GK - 2-3 Mini Goals

Instructions:

  • Mid 3rd Possession 6v4
  • Ball starts with ATT CBs dribbling/passing into the grid.
    • ATTACK
      • 3-1-2 ATT Shape
      • Possession to score in mini goals
      • Score | Goal = 2 pts / Penetrating next zone = 1 
    • DEFENCE
      • 3-1/2-2 DEF system
      • Compact central block to deny penetration / Force wide / Regain possession
      • Score | Goal = 3 pts / Gain possession = 2pts
  • RULES
    • In possession - CMs 8/10 can play out of the grid.
    • Kick ins only
    • If split in halves - Zonal DEF (players defend in their zones)
    • If Neutrals - only wide, 2 touches, allowed to score.

Coaching Points:

  • Technical qualities
    • FT to beat press / Penetrating passes
  • MF Movement and Rotation - Spacing
    • Create space between lines with movements from CMs
  • A > D Transitions

Progressions:

  • 6v5/6v6 - Add wingers to Opponent team - One in/One out at a time -or- cutting neutral WBs.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OLI - 8v6 (Full)

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OLI - 8v6 (Full) (40 mins)

Organization:

  • 40xFull Width | Mark central & wide channels - Split in halves for point scoring
  • 8v6+2 | FBs join opponent in D>A Transition / 8v8 Progression.
  • Goals | Full size goal w/GK - 2-3 Mini Goals

Instructions:

  • Mid 3rd Possession 8v6
  • Ball starts with ATT CBs dribbling/passing into the grid.
    • ATTACK (focus)
      • 3-5 ATT Shape
      • Possession to score in mini goals / A>D Transition if losing possession.
      • Score | Goal = 2 pts / Penetrating next zone = 1
    • DEFENCE
      • 3-3 Force inside -OR - 4-2 Force outside DEF system
      • Compact central block to deny penetration / Regain possession and counter.
      • Score | Goal = 3 pts / Gain possession = 2pts
  • RULES
    • Throw ins only.
    • FBs from opponent only join team in D>A Transition

Coaching Points:

  • Technical qualities
    • FT to beat press / Penetrating passes
  • MF Movement and Rotation - SPACING
    • Create space between lines with movements from CMs.
    • CM/WB Relationship to Overload wide space
  • A > D Transitions

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE (30 mins)

SCRIMMAGE

7v7 | GK-3-3 vs GK-3-3 or 2-3-1

8v8 | GK-3-3-1 vs GK-2-3-1

9v9 | GK-3-5 OR 3-3-2  vs  GK-2-3-3 OR 3-2-3


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