Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): High Pressure defending to win the ball in the attacking half.

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Angelo Sabblah

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Angelo Sabblah
Name: Angelo Sabblah
City: Portland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives

1. Make the game predictable by forcing play in one direction and taking away passing options.

2. Understand roles and responsibilities when pressing to win the ball back.

3. Introduce the team to defensive transition in shape when pressure has been broken.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (15 mins)

Set up

Area 20x20 yard grid with lines of cones seperated every 5yards.

Rules and Conditions

Players go through PEP routine including Motor Movement, Dynamic Stretching, Strength, plyometric and sprint (with changes of direction) phases. Focus on techniques and landing mechanics


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

Set Up

34x30 (split ratio 8:18:8). Goal at each end. Lines of cones to represent the split in the zones.

Time

3 x 4 minute games

1 minute rest

Rules and Conditions

Play 8v6 + Gk's. Defending team to try and win the ball back and try to counter attack. Defending team can attack in either direction when they win the ball back. Possession team to keep possession of the ball to keep it away from defending team. Players cannot leave their zones. 

Progressions

Defenders are allowed to push high into the middle third to be more compact.

Coaching Points

Make play predictable

- Focus on CF splitting CB's and forcing the opponent in one direction

- Midfielders and Defenders to mark goal side shoulder

- Force play back into defensive pressure.

Pressure

- Touch tight pressure pushing towards side line.

- Prevent switches of play as often as possible.

Triggers

- CF starts Splitting CB's: Players in Middle third to pick up an opponent


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical Emphasis

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Tactical Emphasis (15 mins)

Set Up

34x30 Goal at each end.

Time

3 x 4 minute games

1 minute rest

Rules and Conditions

Play 8v6 + Gk's. Defending team to try and win the ball back and try to counter attack. Defending team can attack in either direction when they win the ball back. Possession team to keep possession of the ball to keep it away from defending team. 

Coaching Points

Make play predictable

- Focus on CF splitting CB's and forcing the opponent in one direction

- Midfielders and Defenders to mark goal side shoulder

- Force play back into defensive pressure.

Pressure

- Touch tight pressure pushing towards side line.

- Prevent switches of play as often as possible.

Triggers

- CF starts Splitting CB's: Players in Middle third to pick up an opponent


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Set Up

34x30 Goal at each end.

Time

3 x 4 minute games

1 minute rest

Rules and Conditions

Play 3 teams of 8. Winner stays on

Progressions

Defenders are allowed to push high into the middle third to be more compact.

Coaching Points

Make play predictable

- Focus on CF splitting CB's and forcing the opponent in one direction

- Midfielders and Defenders to mark goal side shoulder

- Force play back into defensive pressure.

Pressure

- Touch tight pressure pushing towards side line.

- Prevent switches of play as often as possible.

Triggers

- CF starts Splitting CB's: Players in Middle third to pick up an opponent


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (30 mins)

Set Up

Full Field, Goal at each end.

Time

2 x 14 minutes.

1 minute rest.

Rules and Conditions

Game conditions

Coaching Points

Principles of attack and defense

Communication

Secondary Topic

Defensive positioning when first line of pressure has been broken. Slide to mid or low block.

Counter Topic

Breaking the first line of pressure.

- Movement: angles and timing

- Width: Stretch opponent

- Depth: Stretch team and play between lines.


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