Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Session 5 - Attacking in Wide-Areas

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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 (15 mins)

Method:

Basic movements without ball

knees, heels, open/close gate, dynamic stretches

Introduce ball, Reds play with Reds, Blue with Blue

Two touch limit - pass and move


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed Wide Triangle Patterns

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unopposed Wide Triangle Patterns
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Unopposed Wide Triangle Patterns (15 mins)

Method:

  • Finishing practice with the idea of creating a triangle out wide + the combinations that can be played through the triangles.
  • Three pairs of mannequins - inside the 6-yard box x2, just outside 6-yard box x2, outside the 18-yard box x2.
  • Players set up in the final third of the pitch as shown.
  • Play starts with the deepest midfielder who plays the ball into the feet of the #9. The ball is then worked wide through the shown combination.
  • Two touch max.

Coaching Points:

  • Use different types of crosses to work the ball into the area depending on where the cross is coming from.
  • Crossing player encouraged to make the decision on whether to pick a player out or play into space.
  • ensure that when the full-back makes their run forward that another drops deeper to provide security
  • Players should focus on placing shots into the corner of the goal. Accuracy over power.
  • Body shape when finishing - body over the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v6 (Att v Def)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v6 (Att v Def)
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7v6 (Att v Def) (20 mins)

Method:

  • Mini goals are set out as shown + two mannequins placed at the corners of the 18-yard box.
  • Team of 7 attack defensive team set up with 2 CBs and a midfield 4
  • The ball starts with the attacking team #6
  • 4 defensive midfielders are free to move, and two CB's must stay between the two mannequins and on the edge of the 18-yard box - progress to one CB dropping into the 18 yard box to defend.

Coaching Points:

  • Encourage players to make runs in behind during practice
  • Players should be encouraged to decide whether to find a man or play cross into space
  • Finishers should use pace on the ball to guide it to the corner of the goal
  • Encourage to be creative and find new ways to combine to attack.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 7v7 + 4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 7v7 + 4
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Game 7v7 + 4 (25 mins)

Method:

  • SSG 
  • Each team is six players + GK with four wall players
  • Wall players limited to one touch and can't assist a goal
  • Apply combinations from previous practices to create width and attack.
  • One touch finish = 2 goals.

Coaching Points:

  • Crosses made with speed to evade defending team
  • Quick Transitions when the ball is turned over - Transition to Attack how quickly can we spread the pitch and go play forward?
  • In build-up players should so patientce - penetrative pass or recycle the ball.


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