Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 020 Avalon Session: Breaking lines and forward play

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Robert fleming
Name: Robert fleming
City: Newport
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session built for a minimum of 12 players which is going to focus on the following points:

Primary

- breaking lines

Secondary

- pressing

- third man runs

Equipment Needed:

- 4 mini goals

- 14 yellow cones

- 8 red cones

- 10 flat markers

- 12 bibs in 3 different colours plus 1 standalone (joker if needed)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (15 mins)

Passing practice designed to replicate playing forward

- Ball starts with Player a

- player a passes to either b1 or b2

- they receive and play through to player c

- all players follow their passes

- defender in the middle tries to intercept the intial pass only - change every 30 seconds

Coaching Point:

B1 and B2 have to get off the cone and receive in a position which allows them to play forward within 2 touches i.e. control and play (backfootb receive)


After a couple of min then progress as follows:


- B1 and B2 can only play the side of the (yellow) cone which they receive the ball on i.e. if they receive beyond the cone they can play to C, if not then they have to play back to player A

- Defending yellow is live until the ball is played beyond the cone - they can intercept passes only


Coaching Point

- B1 and B2 make differing runs i.e. one short and one long to create angles... player a then plays the best pass

Progression Two (4v2 rondo) - introducing the red coned playing area as well


- there are now 2 defenders, one either side of the half and players have to progress the ball to each end

- focus now on creating angles to receive (outside and level with the defending player), receiving to face forward, combination play to get to the end

- can still only play to the end player if  receive beyond the middle yellow cones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing /Pressing

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Passing /Pressing (20 mins)

Session

- Equal teams 6v6 or 7v7

- If there is an extra play then have as a joker playing for the team in possession 

Aim:

- One team (reds) aim to keep possession. 10 passes equal a goal

- Other team (blue) look to win back and then counter attack into any of the 4 goals

Rules:

- After a certain time period then switch over the teams so that reds press and blues are possession 

- All 10 passes from the reds cannot  be within the same half (encourage them to play forward)

Coaching Points:

In possession team

- angles created to receive - 4231 creates triangles, therefore players always need to have two options to pass too

- body position

- decision making process

Out of Possession

- Pressing shape (replicate 4411 shape the ressies defend out of)

- Narrowness when pressing and players making passes predictable

- Once they win back focus speed of transition to play forward and score

Progression: 

- put game restraints on players

i.e. the blues start a goal down (press higher / harder) or blues start one up can they instead stop the ball being transfered question players how this changes the roles of blues and reds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

This is a progression of the previous session but now brings into play supporting runs and giving a forward target to play to once the ball has been won back

Session

- organise the players as a 1:3 out of possession (our 4411 defensive shape - green end player represents the CF and CB) 

- 4v4 + 4 if there is an extra player have them as a joker in the middle

- game is played within the middle area (need to extend the pitch slightly)

Scoring

- to score teams need to combine with 3 passes or intercept an opposition player in order to pass forward to the end players

- after 3 passes or intercept then they can play into the green player at the end they are attacking who sets play back for first time finish (not the same player who played into the green)

- 10 consecutive passes = a goal too

Rules

- unless shooting no players are allowed in the end areas

- the white lines are offside lines 

- red lines represent grids in that the defending team must be within 1 vertictal grid of the ball at all times

- Green players are limited to 3 touch and cannot score - side players can be pressed /tackled

- 5 min games

Coaching Points:

In possession team

- angles created to receive - 4231 creates triangles, therefore players always need to have two options to pass too

- body position

- decision making process

Out of Possession

- Pressing shape (replicate 4411 shape the ressies defend out of)

- Narrowness when pressing and players making passes predictable

- Once they win back focus speed of transition to play forward and score

Neutrals


End players being on different angles to receive to allow for a shot

- Side players angles to receive and play forward


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