Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Attacking and Defending in final 3rd

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Craig Filer, Young Member

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Craig Filer
Name: Craig Filer
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (30 mins)

Set up a Grid 6 paces in from touchlines 25yrds out from goals, with a minimum of 14 players

Player 1 starts with ball and plays a pass into player 3. Player 3 passes to Player 2.

Once Player 1 has passed he makes a run around the outside of Player 3 to recieve the pass from Player 2. (This pass needs to be played with a good pace and as close to the touchline as possible.

Once Player 1 gets to the ball he has to pick out one of the incoming Attacking players who have made various runs into the box.

The 2 defenders look to intercept or stop any shots at goal.

Once the play has finished the Attackers swap and the play is reported from the opposite side of the pitch.

Note: As soon as the ball is dead the defenders have to get out of the box (To the blue cones) before the play can re start.

Whilst this is an attacking drill it canm easily be adapted to become a Defensive drill by matching up on numbers 3 v 3 or 4 v 4

Coaching Points:


Good wight of pass

Movement from attackers (fron post, Back post , Penalty spot)

Awareness of players (Wide man crossing)

Decison making


Decison making

Blocking shots

Closing down


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