Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): ASE G00 Emerald - Out of possession in attacking half - Pressing III

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives:

~ Improve Recovery Mentality (get ball back right away)

~ Improve #2/3 reading cues of when to press

~ Improve #8/10 cover of front 3


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing Warmup

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Pressing Warmup (20 mins)

Pressing + Dynamic Warmup

Setup:

Diamond with 12 yards between cones

4 lines behind each cone

Activity:

Players pass one direction and move opposite to next cone.

Player opposite of one on ball presses to work on technique.

Coaching Points:

~ Travel as the ball is traveling -- Anticipation

~ Make play predictable with pressure (help the next player)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 5v5+4

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Rondo 5v5+4 (20 mins)

Setup:

40x40 grid split in half (40x20)

2 teams

4 neutrals (2 in each half)

Activity:

Team completes 5 passes and then switches to other side's neutrals.

1 point for getting ball to other side and back (2 switches).

Coaching Points:

~ Recovery Mentality --> Immediate pressure after losing the ball

~ "If they get organized, we get organized" -- After they have completed 3 or 4 passes need to think about cutting off pass to other grid.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Pressing

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8v8 Pressing (20 mins)

Setup:

Half field

1-4-3 vs. 0-2-3-3

Activity:

Ball starting positions: goal kick, in GK hand, throw-ins, free kicks (out wide), kick off

White team tries to score by getting ball in channel to targets or to a CM.

Blue team tries to win ball and score in big goal.

Coaching Points:

~ Line of confrontation at 70%

~ 7/11 pushing play inside

~ #9 cutting field in half (deny weakside CB)

~ Compacting the field

~ Where to invite the pass: If outside back is too low, winger should invite wide pass and then press from side/behind into outside back

~ When ball is wide (left):

1) #3 pressure, #6 is cover, #10 covers inside, #11 applies double team from above


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Zone Game

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End Zone Game (30 mins)

Setup:

Long, narrow field as shown.

2 teams of 7

2v1 in endzones (2 CBs vs 1 CF)

3v3 in the middle

Activity:

Team scores by getting ball into center forward under control. Team in possession can use supporting CBs (CF can pressure).

Coaching Points:

~ Invite short, then press

~ Immediate pressure after losing the ball (lots of turnovers in small space)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Game

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8v8 Game (20 mins)

1-4-2-1 vs. 1-3-1-3

Long, narrow field.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 3v3+2

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Rondo 3v3+2 (30 mins)

Intervals:

2 min work + 1 min rest x 6 reps = 18 min

Setup:

2 teams of 3, plus 2 neutrals

25x40 grid with central line (25x20 in on each side)

Activity:

Team in possession uses neutral to complete 5 a minimum of 5 passes before trying to switch to neutral in other grid.

1 point for each time you transfer out and back to a box (two switches into other neutral).

Coaching Points:

~ Recovery Mentality --> Immediate pressure after losing the ball

~ "If they get organized, we get organized" -- After they have completed 3 or 4 passes need to think about cutting off pass to other grid.


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