Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Team Attacking

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Paul Iannaccone
Name: Paul Iannaccone
City: Bury
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

4 corner model

Technical - Possession, understanding pressure, making space, 1v1 situations.

Psychological - Decision making, understanding, awareness, making and learning mistakes

Physical - Movement on/ off the ball, running with the ball, passing, shooting.

Social - Communication, teamwork, motivating and encouraging team mates, enjoyment.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up movement

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Warm up movement (20 mins)

Objectives

- Players passing the ball from one base to the next focusing on a range of passing.

- Passes include; long and short passing, forwards and backwards, as well as passing on an angle.

- Players will follow thier run once made a pass, and approach the ball upon recieving.

- This warm up is designed to focus on movement off the ball, as well as focusing on passing around the pitch, leading into the second exercise.

Coaching Points

- Players should be looking to step a few steps infront of their cone upon recieving the ball, in order to add a sense of urgency and game related play.

- Ensure players are communicating, as well as following their pass at a high tempo.

- Importance of continuous concentration, as a lapse in concentration increases the risk of making a mistake. (Also game related)

Progressions

- Limit the touches to one touch for the control/ pass. In order to work this effectively, players must meet the ball so they've adpopted the correct approach and stance towards the ball.

- Add a second ball into the exercise, so two balls are being passed through the circuit simultaneously. Players must not lapse in concentration as they will be recieving the ball and moving at a fast pace.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 Killer pass

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6v6 Killer pass (30 mins)

Objective

- Two teams play a 6v6 within the marked grid (attackers and defenders) with a goalkeeper in the goal.

- The attacking team in possession must make the 'killer' pass by breaking down the defence.

- The killer pass is played into the shaded area, where the attacker will run onto the ball and look to score past the goalkeeper.

- Attacker will be unopposed, if a successful 'killer pass' is made into the shaded area.

- After taking the shot, the attacker must sprint around the goal before entering the playing area again, making it harder for the attacking team.

- Defenders will look to 'play out from the back' (progressing from last weeks session), therefore when attackers lose the ball they must think about winning the ball before conceding a goal themselves.

Coaching Points

- Can the attackers combine?

- Movement off the ball is as important as movement on the ball.

- Angle of the pass.

- Is the player in possession of the ball supported by team mates?

- Attacker (s) looking to play on the shoulder of the defender in order to recieve the ball on opposite foot. (In between ball and defender)

Progressions

- 5 passes by the attacking team before making the 'killer pass'

- Attacker can now be opposed in the shaded area.

- Different attacker feeding on the 'killer pass' every time.

- Alter team numbers (6v4; 4v6) depending on success of each team.


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

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3v2 overload (20 mins)

Objectives

- 3 attackers vs 2 defenders in a counter attacking overload situation.

- Attackers have the freedom to pass/ dribble with the ball, with freedom, however, only one attacker can be inside one area of the pitch at one time. (Split into thirds)

- Attackers objective is to score, and the defenders win a point if they win the ball and play the ball out of play/ danger.

Coaching Points

- Pitch split into thirds in order to encourage the defenders to split (to increase the space in the middle of the pitch). The wider the attackers play the more space that will be naturally generated throughout this situation.

- Quick movements, challenge the players to play the ball and focus on their movement off the ball rather than on the ball (defenders may naturally be more attracted to going to the player with the ball)

- Communication, verbal and non-verbal are extremely important during quick counter attacks, as each attacker has to know the player in possession's next move and be able to act upon it before the defender can.

Progressions

- Challenge the attacker to score in a specific area without defenders knowing their move (left, central, right)

- Can the attackers score in a certain amount of seconds (8 seconds for example) with all 3 players having touched the ball?

- Can the attackers score from an outward diagonal pass or a cross? Challenge the players, again without defenders knowing what the attackers are going to do.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 point passing movement

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3 point passing movement (30 mins)

Objective

- Shooting exercise with an element of passing patterns and movement off the ball.

- Player furthest back plays to an attacker who has their back to goal. Attacker passes to a winger who then switches the ball in an outward diagnoal direction.

- Opposite winger can either shoot or look to cross the ball for the attacker who has turned once making their pass.

- After every shot, each player rotates in a clockwise direction (player that has just shot comes away and allows another player to join)

Coaching points

- Game related urgency and communication is required.

- Looking for accurate passing with a good amount of pace on the passes, again game related.

- Test the goalkeeper, looking for the corners of the goal.

- Positioning of the goalkeeper, where is it? Where can the attacker exploit them?

Progressions

- Add a defender to close down/ narrow the angle for the attacker.

- First time shot?

- Give each player an individual instruction on where you want them to score, can they do it?


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