Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Counter Attacking Sample Session

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
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

Organization

- Area is a circle 30 yards in diameter

- All players start in the circle

Activity

- All players in the circle for the first two minutes showing any skill and touches they would like as long as the ball remains on the ground.

Progression

- On the coaches call of go the players drive to a space outside of the circle without the ball

- On the coaches call of go the players drive to a space outside of the circle with the ball

Progression

- Players in groups of 3

- On the go number 1 keeps the ball, 2 becomes support player, 3 becomes the defender

- 1 and 2 attempt to get to a red cone as quick as possible without losing the ball

Coaches Emphasis

- Acceleration

- Fun

- Awareness


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global Counter Attack

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Global Counter Attack

Organization

- Area 25 x 40

- 4v4 SSG

- All balls split evenly at the halfway line on either side of the field

Activity

- The play begins with a normal small sided game

- If the ball leaves the field whoever it went off last must collect the ball and take it back to the opposite side of the field pile, before recovering

- The opposition can take a ball from the other pile and attack straight away

- If a goal is scored the defending team must collect the ball and take it back to either pile, the attacking team can get another ball straight away and counter

Coaching Emphasis

- Play at speed

- Awareness of space and players

- Use the full field space

- Quality of pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical Counters

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Analytical Counters

Organization

- 15 x 20 Field side by side

- One goal per field at opposite ends of the field

- Players split in two, one half facing one goal from the opposite end of the field and the other half doing the same opposite the other goal

- 5 yard end zone in front of each goal

Activity

- The first player on the red team drives to the net, crosses the 5 yard line and puts the ball in the net

- As soon as the red player crosses the 5 yard line the blue plyer can set off to attack the opposite goal

- The red player must recover to try to tackle the blue player

- As soon as the Blue player crosses the 5 yard line the next red player can set off

- Make the game competitive by playing first to 10 goals wins

Progression

- Players work in pairs to attack

- The player who gets the shot away recovers individually

Coaching Emphasis

- On toes ready to attack

- Use big touches in big space and small in small spaces

- Keep the ball on the safe side with body between defender and ball when necessary

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global Final Phase

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Global Final Phase

Organization

- 4v4 small sided game

- 20 x 30 area

- Must have an obvioud half way line

Activity

- Players play a 4v4 SSG with the objective to attack at speed and be clinical

- To score a legitimate goal the whole team must be in the other teams half of the field

- Encouraging positive play, awareness, working as a team and attacking with numbers

Coaching Emphasis

- First look forwards

- Quick movement in to space when winning the ball

- Attack with speed

- Be aware of space and players


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