Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Midfield Attacking

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David Pheasey

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David Pheasey
Name: David Pheasey
City: Waterford
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Method:

General Movements

Knees up, heels up, up/close gate, explosive squats etc

Coaching Points:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6+4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6+4
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6v6+4 (15 mins)

Method:

  • 6v6+4
  • Possession-based game. Two touch max
  • Wall Players can't be tackled
  • 2 min games

Coaching Points:

  • Focus on the speed of the ball and movement off the ball to create space
  • Focus on playing to the back foot so players can play forward as quickly as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play 6 v 7 Midfield Atacking

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of Play 6 v 7 Midfield Atacking
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Phase of Play 6 v 7 Midfield Atacking (15 mins)

Method:

  • The attacking Team set up in a 4-1-1
  • Defending Team in a 1-4-2
  • Practice starts from the Red 6 who can play wide or centrally to create scoring opportunities
  • If the Blue team turns the ball over they should attack the mini goals in a T2A. The closest player to the ball on the red team should press the ball while teammates provide cover and balance in the T2D

Coaching Points:

  • CF occupies the two central defenders to create space for the 10 to play in
  • RW and LW are high and wide to maximize space centrally
  • 10 & 8 try to attempt to play off the shoulder and between the lines to exploit the space
  • Encourage penetrative runs from the midfield to create space by dragging the midfield out of play

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7 v 7 game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7 v 7 game
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7 v 7 game (20 mins)

Method:

7v7 game

Half pitch with corners cut off on one end.

Coaching Points:

  • Like in previous practice encourage 9+10 to stay high and attempt to pin the centre backs
  • Encourage midfield to make penetrative runs forward to create scoring opportunites
  • Quality of pass and decision making is vital.


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