Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Counter Attack from Regains in the Attacking Third

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up (15 mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and Receiving

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Passing and Receiving (15 mins)

Organisation

Set up as shown, approximately 15m between mannequins.

How to Play

1. Pass, touch across mannequin and pass to end man who runs the ball back.

2. Pass, set and spin, play a 1-2 with end man who runs the ball back.

Both sides work on 1, then 2.

Work on both sides of the practice to ensure players use both feet.

Possible Coaching Points

On 1 and 2, passing and receiving techniques, movement off mannequins to create space, RWTB, body shape.

On 1, reverse passes.

On 2, "soft" sets, spins and runs out of the way of the pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession Boxes

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Possession Boxes (15 mins)

Organisation

Boxes are 12x12, 10x10 and 8x8.

5v2 in each box.

How to Play

10 passes = 2 defenders stay in the middle.

Player gets "nutmegged" = stays in the middle after he next wins the ball back.

Any defender who gets a touch on the ball swaps with player who gives it away.

If ball goes out of play, defender who's been in longest swaps with player at fault for ball going out.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Quick attacks

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Quick attacks (20 mins)

Organisation

Set up as shown.

Spare GK as target on halfway line to support team in possession.

How to Play

Coach serves a ball in from the side.

Team winning the first possession tries to complete 5 passes and can then attack the goal.

The defending team can win the ball and play to the target player. Then becomes attacking team.

After the 5th pass the attacking team should try to finish the attack as quickly as possible.

Possible Coaching Points

Quick combinations.

Positive forward movement and supporting runs.

Accurate finishing.

Defensive organisation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Build Up v Counter Attack

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Build Up v Counter Attack (25 mins)

Organisation

Set up pitch as shown, split into 4 zones with poles or flat markers.

2 teams with equal numbers of defenders, midfielders or attackers (or play defenders and midfield v midfield and strikers).

How to Play

White team have to take a shot at goal within 6 passes.

Blue team have no restrictions.

Both teams have to have all players in attacking half to score.

Swap roles after 12 minutes.

Possible Coaching Points

Speed of play/actions on turnover.

First touch or pass forward if possible.

Forward runs to support forward passes.

Team decision - press high to win and counter close to goal or drop deep to intercept and fast break.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool Down

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Cool Down (10 mins)


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