Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Attacking movement when in possession. MID&ATT units.

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Alfie Souter

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Alfie Souter
Name: Alfie Souter
City: Maidstone
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning outcome - The session is to encourage intelligent movement towards the goal when in attacking areas. With a focus on timing and direction of the runs in relation to the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turn and shoot arrival activity.

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Turn and shoot arrival activity. (5 mins)

Set up

In teams of 3. Player 1 passes to Player 2, who sets, spins and receives a pass back from Player 1. Player 3 applies passive pressure. Rotate rolls each round. Progression - Active defending - 2-touch shot.

Coaching Points

- Keep your opponent an arm's length away, and be strong.

- Spin the opposite way the ball is set.

- Finish low and hard.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Creative runs to goal, skill game.

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Creative runs to goal, skill game. (20 mins)

Set-up 

2 team of 6. The pitch has a central area with 1 attacking player and two defenders, all other players in one half. The ball starts with the GK, the play must go through the 9 area before a shot. When the play transfers to the other side, leave a 2v1 in the central zone.

Coaching Points

- No9 position yourself between the players. Have an open body, look to spin or set. Be unpredictable. 

- Runs from deep, as the ball is played into the 9, wide players make runs inwards, towards the goal. 

- One of the 8s supports the 9 when the ball is travelling to them. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function Scenario 1

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Function Scenario 1 (10 mins)

Set Up  Attack v Defence, with a wide area cut off. Offside is active. The attacking team are to the goal, defending team are trying to clear to halfway line. 

Scenario 1 - The ball is played to 9 who is marked tight. 9 must hold the ball up and look for support from 8s. 11 and 7 make runs beyond 9, in between FBs and CBs. Non-receiving winger attacks back post. 9 attacks centrally. both 8s are inside the box. 6 covers the edge of the box. 

Coaching Points

- 9 must be strong and bounce pass back, 1 touch if possible. 

- Weight of pass is essential, be calm in the moment. Look where you want the ball to go.

- Supporting runners be behind the ball.


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

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Scenario 2 (10 mins)

Set Up  Attack v Defence, with a wide area cut off. The Offside is active. The attacking team are to goal, defending team are trying to clear to halfway line. 

Scenario 2 - The ball is played to 7or11 in a wide area. 9 runs from a central area, behind the CB/FB. 7 makes a run to the back post, 8 to the front post, 8 to the central area close to the penalty. 11 offers support for 9 after the pass is made. 6 edge of the box.

Coaching Points 

- 11/7 draw the FB towards you, creating more space for the 9 to run into.

- 9 times the run, stay onside and check your shoulder for supporting runs.

- Supporting runners be behind the ball, meet the ball as it comes into the box.


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

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Scenario 3 (5 mins)

Set Up  Attack v Defence, with a wide area cut off. The Offside is active. The attacking team are to goal, defending team are trying to clear to halfway line. 

Scenario 3 - 8 carries the ball towards goal, 9 pulls wide, drawing the CB out, and the 8 makes a  run in the space created by the 9. Wingers attack front and back posts. 9 supports 8 (with the ball). Spare 8 and 6 cover the box.

Coaching Points

- 9 must open body when looking to pass into 8, 1 touch if possible.

- Unbalance the oppo with movement, then exploit the space made with a thru ball. (Weight of pass is crucial)

- If the defender presses the 9, exploit the space created with a run into the space. If the defender doesn't press, 9 receives on the turn drives at the defenders, and looks for runs beyond from 8 and wingers.


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