Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Pre-season 2 - Defending in the middle 1/3

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Mauricio Ruiz, Adult Member

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Mauricio Ruiz
Name: Mauricio Ruiz
City: Jacksonville
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1
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Phase 1

Description: 4v6. Green players deny the ball centrally into the 6 without being in the area. 6 cannot come out of central area are any time. If a pass penetrates the 4, the green may now negative press inside central area to win the ball. If the green win the ball, they keep it 4 vs 6. Defensive team have 1 sub per square, rotate every 2 mins.

5 x 2 min reps

#6: Noel, Mason, Niko, Josh, 2 mins on, 2 mins off, working clockwise


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 2
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Phase 2

Description: Ball will start from alternating red CBs. The high midfielder will depend on which side is receiving the ball first. This starting position will be pre-set before each rotation. Reds try to find any of the attacking pug goals. 6 cannot leave the diamond but also cannot be defended against until ball crosses one of the lines of diamond. Reds score double if they connect through the 6 first.

Greens win possession and go to any of their pug goals

Coaching points: Greens ceate defensive overloads in TZ1 initially and negative press into TZ2 if beaten centrally. Deny forward pentration at all times.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 3

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Phase 3

Description: Red start with the ball always from base of middle 1/3. Red 9 cannot move deeper than the line. Green CB cannot push up beyone line either. Any red may join in the final 1/3, only green defenders (2,3,4) may defend there once ball is played. If green win possession, go to goal as fast as possible. Unopposed in final 1/3. OFFSIDES IN PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS

Coaching points:

Phase 1 - Deny penetration centrally (9,10,8,11,7)

Phase 2 - Create Stong side using angled press (9,10,7,11). Deny central & vertical penetration by blocking passing lanes (2,3,4,6,8,9,10). TZ1

Phase 3 - If ball penetrates into 6 position, negative press from front line, extended press from 6 and weakside CM/7/11 TZ2


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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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