Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 11v11 Practice 16: Attacking in wide areas

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Craig Birtwistle

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Craig Birtwistle
Name: Craig Birtwistle
City: New Jersey
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

How to attack in and around the box

Where to cross and where to find space to create runs for the cross

Why we need to make certain choices when attacking in wide areas

When we see visible cues to help us make the most of attacking from the wide areas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity

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Arrival Activity (20 mins)

Fifa 11 - 8 mins

 

 

Set up

Two lanes: Cones 5 yards apart. 30 yards total

 

Organization

Exercise 1: Straight run

Exercise 2: Hip out

Exercise 3: Hip in

Exercise 4: Circle partner

Exercise 5: Shoulder contact

Exercise 6: Forward and back

Exercise 7: Run and jog

Exercise 8: Bounding

Exercise 9: Plant and cut


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development (10 mins)

Set up:

3v1 (+1) to goal with keeper

 

Organization:

Ball starts with central player. Players must make three passes before Shooting. Players can move freely. Def (holding pinnie) tries to win ball and pass to D2 for them to get a point. Defenders switch with each other after each attack. If defender wins the ball whomever he/she stole it from switches to defense.

 

Alternate: If team does not have full time keepers. Players switch if they fail to score. Keeper switches with who missed.

Coaching Points:

How to create space - movement and passing

Decision making - When to pass, shield, dribble, turn or shoot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Practice

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Technical Practice (10 mins)

 

Set up:

Passing pattern to goal

 

Organization:

1. CM to CF to CM to FB to right cross

2. CM to CF to CM to FB to left cross

3. CM to CF to CM to FB back to CM for deep cross Right

4. CM to CF to CM to FB back to CM for deep cross left

Coaching Points:

Movement and timing of the ball

Quality of passing, 1st touch and finish

Understanding of role within build up or counter defending


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development 2

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Skill Development 2 (10 mins)

Set up:

As before

 

Organization:

Defenders instead of mannequins

Coaching Points:

Movement and timing of the ball

Quality of passing, 1st touch and finish

Understanding of role within build up or counter defending


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game

Set up

7v7

 

Organization 

1-3-2-1 vs 2-3-1. 

 

Coaching Points

How to create width to stretch defenders and find pockets of space to attack

quality of technique

understanding of tactical positioning


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Regular Scrimmage

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Regular Scrimmage

Set Up

9v9

 

Organization

Regular game. 

 

Coaching Points

All the above. Pick 1 or 2 moments to bring out the topic in a realtisic / natural environment


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