Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): HS JV - 4/16 - Switching Play (Defensive Third)

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Steven Steadham

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Steven Steadham
Name: Steven Steadham
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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  • Movement off the ball of support players
  • Play simple and fast in possession
  • Recognizing new space to play into
  • Keep the ball when you can't play forward
  • Have an idea, anticipate next action
  • Recognizing moments to switch play
  • Supporting player to provide depth
  • Width in possession



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro - 5v2s

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Intro - 5v2s (10 mins)

Organization: - (10x10) area

- attacking 2/3/3/4/6/8

- defending 9/10

Instructions: - 5v2s

- defenders wins the ball then switches out with player that lost possession 

- one attacking player (4) outside area as 'reset' player 

Coaching Points: - fast speed of play

- movement off the ball - '2/3' checking at angle to receive when '4' has it

- '6' finding passing window when '4' has possession 

Progressions: - 2/3s can check out of area to receive 

- play 4v3s, no 6 

Regressions: - (15x15) area 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 8v6

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Main - 8v6 (15 mins)

Organization: - (20x20) area

- 8v6 or similar

Instructions: - Players switch roles if defender wins ball or forces attackers out of play

- 2/3/4/5/6/8/9/10 attacking - 6/8/10 inside 

- 6/7/8/9/10/11 defending - all inside area, can leave to press if 2/3/4/5/9 are in possession 

Coaching Points/Questions: - speed of play - passing widows don't last forever

- movement off the ball - 6/8/10 as one touch backboards

- 2/3 wide at angles when 4/5 have possession

- 9 looking for passing windows at all times 

Regressions/Progressions: - add defensive counter big goal plus GK

- add 'middle' and 'attacking' thirds for attackers both 20x20, once 9 is found in middle third and team pushes into attacking third = 1 point  


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition - 8v6

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Condition - 8v6 (20 mins)

 Organization: - half field or similar size

- 8v6 or similar

- counter endzone

- attacking #1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10

- defending #11,10,9,8,7,6

Instructions: - attacking team play to counter endzone - pass = 2, dribble = 1

- defending team to big goal

Coaching Points: - movement off the ball of support players - don't stand 

- 2/3 provide width - check back at angle to receive from 4/5

- play simple and fast in possession - the way you're facing 

- recognizing new space to play into - 6/8 one checking 

- keep the ball when you can't play forward

- have an idea, anticipate next action

- recognizing moments to switch play - use 1/4/5

- supporting player to provide depth - 4/5

- width in possession - 2/3

- possession/switching play out from the back

Progression: - add defensive 4, in endzone. no attacking 10 

Regression: - add 4 zones of possession, need at least three attacking players (ex GK) in that zone when ball is in that zone (defensive, middle and 2 wide zones)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match - 7v7s

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Match - 7v7s (20 mins)

Organization: - match

- both play 1-2-3-1 - wide players drop to play fullback role while in possession 

Instructions: - 7v7s or similar 

Coaching Points/Questions: - possession and switching play from the back


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