Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Indoor Session #3 - Defending the combos

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David Lattavo
Name: David Lattavo
City: Stouffville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warmup

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Dynamic Warmup (10 mins)

Warm up - 12 minutes

Continuous movement:

Light Jog / Side Shuffle each way / Side to side accelerations (forward and backwards) / High knees / Heels

Dynamic Movement:

High knees/Straight legs/Hip rotations in/Hip rotations out/Back leg extensions

Neuro-Prep:

  • Bounding vertically/Bounding forward/Accelerate forward two pylons accelerate back one/Lateral accelerations in-between red and yellow pylon/Lateral accelerations around red and yellow pylon

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 man combination

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4 man combination (15 mins)

Structure:

4 Players with 3 Mannequins. Ball starts at play A. Player follows their pass

Zones:

Training load: moderate to high

Strategy:

Ball starts at player A, passes in sequential order. Player follows their pass

Key Factors: Move into space to receive. check shoulders, body 1/2 turn, 1st touch into space.

Progressions:

1) A-B, B-C, C-D, D dribbles

2) A-B, B-C, C-B, B-D, D dribbles

3) A-B, B-C, C-B, B-D, D-C, C-A, A-C,C-D D dribbles





Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 goal 3v3 DEF SSG

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4 goal 3v3 DEF SSG (15 mins)

Structure:

20x20 grid with 4 goals. 2 teams of 3.

Zones

Training load: moderate to high 3 sets of 2 min with 1 min rest                     

Strategy:

Defend in groups of 3. Defend in a triangle. The point guides the press, the closest def press ball other defenders cover and balance. looking to switch off and prevent switch

Key Factors:

Defending as a unit. Looking to cut off path towards net. Speed and angle of approach. Constant communication. Looking to delay the attack with Pressure, cover, balance

Looking to cur off the space quickly. Pressing on cues= bad pass, while ball is moving or in air.

Tactics:

1) When outside attacker receives ball, closest DF should have already Pressed and cut of space towards goal. 2nd defender to Balance space in central channel. 3rd def balances

2) As ball is switched to opposite side, DEF must pivot and the 2nd DEF now becomes 1st DEF

3) DEF must coordinate movements with each other.

In Possession: DEF looking to play combos quickly to around defenders to score 

Progressions:

the number of passes created before scoring, leads to goals. you team makes 5 passes before the goal, the goal is worth 5 points.

Limit touches of attacking team to score.


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

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Screen 4 (15 mins)

Organization:


3 groups: A,B,C and a Goalkeeper. Players combine to finish. Players must follow their pass.

Key Factors:

Quality Passing with intensity and accuracy 

Striking the ball one touch - Work on feeling the ball with part of foot

Body in upright position

Follow through!!!

Progressions: 

A-C, C-B, B to shoot (Rotate Sides optional)

A-C, C-A, A-B, B to shoot

A-B, B-C, C to shoot

A-C, C-A  -  -  B to overlap C, A-B, B to shoot (Rotate Sides optional)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 finishing

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3v2 finishing (20 mins)

Organization:

25 yards x full width of gym. 3 attackers vs 2 defenders. Coach to play ball to any one of 3 attackers. The attackers must make 2 passes between each other before they can enter the space and attack on goal. As the coach plays the ball in, the defenders must  press and cover space with their runs and adapt to the passing before attackers attack toward goal. When defenders will the ball, they are looking to score on the two small nets. 

Key Factors:

Pressure Cover, balance.

Speed of approach, angle of approach

Timing the switch off

Body between OPP and goal

Progressions:

Add 3rd defender like a CM to cut space in the middle

Have attacking players shoot from distance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 game

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5v5 game (25 mins)

Organization:

 Full size of indoor gym. 

1 - 2 - 1 - 2  vs  a  1 - 2 - 1 - 2

Full FIFA Rules with the exception of Kick ins

Teams will play 5 mins in each formation then switch formations.

Key Factors:

Looking to keep the ball moving quick

Shooting from distance

Switching the point of attack

Players looking to create space off of the ball to keep possession 


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button