Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Receiving in Tight Areas SSG

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Joe Tinker
Name: Joe Tinker
City: Leicester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult 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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The pitch is split into 3 zones. The teams are set up in a 1-2-3-1 formation and initially they are partially "locked in" to their areas.

Two passes must be made in midfield before the ball can be played into the final 3rd to score. The striker can go alone 1v2 or a midfielder can join once the ball is transferred to create a 2v2. Once possession is lost the midfielder must recover.

Allow players the opportunity to rotate roles after a few minutes.

To progress, if the GK has the ball, the opposition can send a midfielder forward to create a 2v2, making it more difficult to play out from the back. To avoid an inbalance in midfield one of the defenders can push forward. This then leaves 1v1 at the back. Recovery runs can be made by those players or the nearest players to go back to the original formation.

To finish, set a scenario. One team is overloaded 8v6. The team of 6 are Leicester City and 2-0 up against Chelsea. It is the last game of the season. Leicester must retain their win to qualify for the Champions League, Chelsea must draw to avoid relegation. (Players chose this scenario!)

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