Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Def in the Att 1/3 Pressing Att to Def Transition

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Scott Black

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Scott Black
Name: Scott Black
City: North Grafton
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v2/8v2 Rondo Activation

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7v2/8v2 Rondo Activation (10 mins)

The phase of Play:

  • Activation Warm Up 

1/3 of the Field:

Principles of Play:

  • Variation of 1-touch, Mandatory 2-touch, Alternate 1-2 touch. (Brain activation)
  • Clean in possession (IP)
  • Passing to the correct foot

Organization:

  • 3 x 3-mins with 30-secs rest between
  • 8v8 yards

Key factors:

Learning Outcomes:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Breaking Lines Passing

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Breaking Lines Passing (10 mins)

The phase of Play:

  • Attacking

1/3 of the Field:

  • Def>Att 1/3 (Moments between the lines)

Principles of Play:

  • Look forward
  • Pass forward
  • Run forward

Organization:

  • 3-mins with 30-secs rest between
  • A - Midfielder bounce off the shoulder, back foot, half turn and progress forward. (Sequence 1-2-3-4)
  • B - Midfielder off the shoulder then bounce pass, back foot half turn > support the forward pass (Sequence 1-2-1-2-3-2-3-4)
  • C - Midfielder off the shoulder, back foot half turn, bounce pass > forward pentration (Sequence 1-2-1-3-2-4))

Key factors:

  • Relxed tempo
  • Passing accuracy
  • Angles
  • Scanning
  • Half turn

Learning Outcomes:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing / Counter pressing Possession

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Pressing / Counter pressing Possession

The phase of Play:

  • Att > Def Transitions

1/3 of the Field:

  • Def / Mid 1/3

Principles of Play:

  • IP - Break lines, Find space between lines, Look forward, play forward, forward thinking
  • Att > Def transition - Principles - React, Press, Contact, Compact, Squeeze

Organization:

  • 50 x 40 yards
  • 9 x 3-mins with 30-secs rest between

Key factors:

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional Zonal Game

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Functional Zonal Game

The phase of Play:

  • Att > Def Transitions.  Def in Att 1/3

1/3 of the Field:

  • Def / Mid 1/3

Principles of Play:

  • IP - Break lines, Find space between lines, Look forward, play forward, forward thinking
  • Att > Def transition - Principles - React, Press, Contact, Compact, Squeeze

Organization:

  • 50 x 60 yards
  • 3-zones 
  • 9 x 3-mins with 30-secs rest between

Key factors:

  • Pressing v Build out
  • 20-players / 2-GKs
  • 4x3 mins games
  • Starts with the gk. IP team try to build through the mid zone and into the final zone.
  • Pressing team must stop the passes.  If they win it they play through the through to the GK and the middle team changes.

Learning Outcomes:


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