Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Pre Season - Session 7 - Tuesday 09/7/19

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Gareth Wilmott
Name: Gareth Wilmott
City: Cwmbran
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cones Shape Work

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Cones Shape Work (15 mins)

Cone Shape Work (Mike - All)

* Full size pitch to be used

* All players to take part - players can double up on positional cones

* Pitch split into 3 sets of cones

Red = Defensive shape

Orange = Transitional shape both attacking and defensive

Blue = Attacking shape

- Coach to call a colour cone / phase of play and players need to quickly react and move to the relevant set of cones.

- Team set up us 4-1-3-2

- Coach to add in LB, RB, LW, RW and centre call where players need to shuffle as appropriate.

- CF's to press FB's when RB.LB call is made - Team then shuffles accordingly. - Other CF splits pitch in half, left or right sided CM shuffles wider and other CM's shuffle over, same with back 4 if FB goes to press the LR or RW (this is ageneral example ofhow the team shoudl shuffle / move)

- Progresses to a centre back taking over the commands and players react accordingly.

- Players must react quickly like in a game and quickly transition in team shape between the phases of play.

- This will create familiarity for players in the team shape and get used to movements off the ball both attacking and defending and during transitional phases.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending / Pressing from the 2CF's and MF

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Defending / Pressing from the 2CF's and MF (30 mins)

Defending / Pressing from the Front - 4-1-3-2 - Front 2 and MF Where & When to press (Myself)

7 v 6 + 2 GK's = 15 players - possibly add opposition 2 wingers if players available or build in.

Red Team set up - 1 DCM, 3 CM's and 2 CF's (coaching)

Blue Team set up - GK, Back 4 and 3 CM's (2 wingers if available or build in)

* Initially opposition GK plays a pass out to CB's or FB's.

* This can progress to target 2nd gk playing a long ball to Blue Team Back 4.

* 9 and 11 drop behind pole lines which is our retreat line / pressing trigger line. This will initially invite the Gk to play out to either CB's or FB's, therefore inviting them to play out from the back.

* 9 and 11 need to work together to direct play where they want it to go. Ideal starting position will be "outside" the 2 CB's (shown above) therefore screening a pass into the FB's and forcing the CB's to play inside where we are numerically strong. When pressuring the CB's shape of runs must in an arch therefore sending the CB infield as explained.

* If CB's turn infiend and look to play this is the trigger for No10.

*No 10 will then look to engage the space centrally behind the last opposition CM and starting to pressure the CB's if they carry the ball out (see above) IF the opposition CM goes with 10 8,6,7 should look to squeeze play applying pressure. IF opposition CM does not go with 10 our MF will then be matched up 3v3 centrally and we must be mindful of a through pass to opposition DCM.

* This system's weakness is out wide, therefore the 2 CF's must look to prevent the opposition FB's receiving the ball and attacking the space outwide. If the FB receives the ball 1 CF should look to apply pressure and the other CF must come centrally and look to split the pitch in half looking to apply pressure to the the ball side CB if needed.

* If the opposition carry the ball out along with pressure from the 1 CF pressure also needs to be applied from our wide CM who should look to leave his central area and cime out wide to stop FB's forward movement (see above) this will then leave the MF 3v3 centrally BUT importantly the 3 CM's must shuffle wide accordingly while retaining a compact shape (see above)

* Our DCM must shuffle accordingly but be mindful of the spare CM and his position on the pitch. Main focus is to shield the back 4 of a long ball into them.

* Important 2 CF's drop back as quickly as possible in straight lines to either the retreat poles or 5 yards depending on how play develops infront of them.

* Important to be compact - e.g if Red 8 presses the wide area as a FB attacking, No 10 must look to shuffle over offering support, No 6 and 7 must also shuffle infield ensuring we remain compact and narrow centrally limiting space for opposition to exploit.

* Worth understanding this function is focussing on 2 CF's and MF 4. During game would have back 4 behind communicating and possibly engaging FB's / Wingers of opposition.

WHAT IF - opposition CM drops deep to try and receive the ball off the CB or FB?? - As we have a numberical advantage centrally can the closest CM go with him? or can we pass on to No 10 to deal with therefore freeing up space for our CM? - A decision needs to be made either way.

* Important to understand principles of how we want to press and area we need to cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Playing out from the back - Pattern of Play

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Playing out from the back - Pattern of Play (30 mins)

Playing out from the back passing patterns (Morris & Mike)

Building / Playing out from the back Passing patterns in a 4-1-3-2

The aim of this function is to get the gk, back 4 and midfield comfortable playing the ball out form the back and also coaching when is the right time to play from the back and when to look for an "out" ball.

Set up with one team with a gk, back 4, defensive midfielder and 2 central midfielders.

The opposition consists of two strikers, a number 10, 2 midfielders and 2 defenders.

- Initially have the opposition as passive to allow familiarity with the patterns before adding opposition

who can press.

* The starting point is either a goal kick or one of the opposition defenders overhitting a pass to the gk.

* The gk then looks to play out from the back.

* If the team is pressed, they have the option to play a channel "out" ball into one of the small goals.

* Set up as above for all the patterns we will work on - players must move into these positions when the GK has the ball

- CB's split to the edge of the penalty area

- FB's to push high and wide

- No 6 drops in between CB's but either 7 or 8 then rotates with 6 and they will then receive the ball

- No 8 or 7 must always be at an angle to receive a forward pass on the move

- No 10 must always be at an angle to receive a forward pass on the move and must look to find

pockets of space

* Players must have a maximum 3 touches

* Passing pattern to finish with a pass played into one of the target goals (representing a quality final through ball to one of our CF's)

* Patterns to be walked though first before being done at match tempo / speed and then adding

opposition

Option / Pattern 1

- CB's split to the edge of the penalty area

- FB's to push high and wide

- No 6 drops in between CB's before rotating with either 8 or 7 who receives the ball off the GK

- No 8,6,7 must be at an angle from No 8 or 7 to receive a forward pass on the move who should have

many options to pass forward to

- No 8 or 7 should be able to pass to 10, 2, 3, 7, 8, 6 or play a long ball over the opposition Back 4

towards of our 2 CF's (small goals)

Option / Pattern 2

- This pattern is to be used if playing against a team who are pressing high up the pitch

- CB's split to the edge of the penalty area

- FB's to push high and wide and receive the long pass from the GK

- No 6 drops in between CB's

- No 8 and 7 must be more central to protect the middle of the pitch but shuffle over to either FB who

receives the ball to provide a passing option

- FB's should be able to pass to 10, 8, 7 or play a long ball over the opposition Back 4 to our CF's.

Option / Pattern 3

- is to set up defensively staying compact with the GK kicking long

* Opposition can be added to create game realism (in blue obove)

- 7 opposition players playing a 2-3-2. 2 defenders to st


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diamond Runs x 4

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Diamond Runs x 4

4 Sets of Diamond Runs (Morris & Mike)

- Each Diamond Run will be complete with a rest period inbetween each run

- 8 Diamond runs to be completed in total (4 sets of 2)

- The set of will be completed after one of the tactical drills (detailed previously)


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