Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defensive Transition when Regaining Possession Immediately isn't Possible

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 Goal  4 Zone SSG

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4 Goal 4 Zone SSG (20 mins)

Objective: To develop the transition from attack to defence when immediate pressure on the ball carrier isn't possible.

Set Up: In a 40*40 area create 4 equal grids (2 attacking and 2 defending grids for each team). There is a goal with a goalkeeper in each grid with 2 teams of 5 players each.

The activity starts with one team in possession (red in diagram) with a 5v4 situation. The 5th player for the defensive team (blue) is positioned in parallel grid ready for transition from defence to attack.

The 5 red attackers try to score against the 4 blue defenders inside the grid in which play originally starts. The 4 blue defenders try to win the ball and play to the 5th player in the other grid then try to score in either of the 2 goals in their attacking half.

Coaching Points:

- Teams should look to exploit numbers up situation to score when starting with possession initially by playing quickly

- Once possession is lost all 5 players should transition quickly to prevent initial penetration

-Organize and get in defensive shape quickly

- Team transitioning to defence must also be aware of players advancing centrally and on the weakside/farside to be most effective at stopping counter attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 Transition SSG

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5v5 Transition SSG (25 mins)

Set Up: Use a 40*40 griddivided into 2 halves and play a regular 5v5 game to 2 goals. There are also 4 extra players for each team on the sides (2 on each side).

When a team finishes an attack (shot that is either scored or goes out of play) a player from the opposing team dribbles in with a new ball to attack with numbers up (6v5).

If team in transition from defence to attack (blues in diagram) score a goal they get 1 point

If team in transition from attack to defence (reds in diagram) win the ball back they get 1 point. If this happens that team has 12 seconds to score (2 points).

Coaching Points:

- Maintain good positions when you have possession, so you can react quickly and efficiently when possession is lost, thus reducing the risk.

- Must track back quickly and have support from other teammates to create a strong side to limit options for the ball carrier


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 (+2) Tactical

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5v5 (+2) Tactical (25 mins)

Set Up:

Using a full pitch create a middle zone and the red team have 2 center backs (4 & 5), 2 outside backs (2 & 3) and 1 defensive midfield (6) from 4-3-3 formation. There are 5 blue midfield opponents in a 2-3 formation with 2 additional players outside at the sides on the halfway line.

The 5 blue players start by keeping possession (without attacking the goal) and the the 5 red defenders work together as a groupand take up the correct position in relation to where the ball is - one player presses the ball carrier and the other provide cover without initially trying to win the ball. The players wait for the coach siganl one of the 2 outside players who receives a pass from the coach and enters the pitch. The blues then try to score in a 7v5 situation. The red team must respond quickly to defend the attack.

Rules:

1. Once outside player receives the ball from the coach the blue team has 10 seonds to score

2. If the blue team scores they get 2 points. If the red team prevent them from scoring they get 1 point.

Coaching Points:

- When in transition players need to drop off and give other players time to recover

- Collective/team shape must be good. Players need to make sure they don't leave large spaces between each other

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