Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Pressing from the Front

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Paul O'Donnell, Adult Member

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Paul O'Donnell
Name: Paul O'Donnell
City: Chatham
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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3 Teams of 6:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 13b: 5v2 Switching Pitch / Hexapong Rondo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 13b: 5v2 Switching Pitch / Hexapong Rondo
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Rondo 13b: 5v2 Switching Pitch / Hexapong Rondo

Organization:

Rondo 13 (6v2) Hexapong Rondo

Grid: 2 x 9 x 10 x 14

Time: 6 x 2' 

(3) teams of 6 > SET EACH GROUP UO POSITIONALLY

Endline:CB / 9 > PUT TEAMS IN SHAPE THAT MAKE SENSE

Sideline: FB or WIngers

Middle: 6 / 8 / 10

Instructions:

8 passes to SCORE IN GOAL.

** inside defenders can win ball and score in SS Goal for (1) point 

Color that score gets the point.

Score:

With Ball:

1 point: 8 passes and successfully score in SS Goal.

PRESSING TEAM:

WIN BALL AND SCORE IN GOAL.

*RULE IN POCKET: 

1) Pressing Defenders (Bal. of Power) > Make grid smaller or PLAYERS MUST TAKE 2 TOUCHES > No more / No Less

COACHING POINTS

WITHOUT BALL:

1) ALL SPRINT & GO THRU BALL > FORCE A MISTAKE > ASET (All Sprint Engage Trust)

2) No superman stare down >  Take away time and get head down

3) 1st defender engages / 2nd defender read / communicates the pressuring angle

4) ALL OUT DEFENDING UNTIL PLAY IS OVER!

WITH BALL:

1) Angles and movement off ball

2) BOUNCE PASS

3) Up / Back / Thru


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v5 Pressing from the front (6v5 w/ 2nd group of 5 pressing)

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6v5 Pressing from the front (6v5 w/ 2nd group of 5 pressing) (25 mins)

Organization:

40-44W x 50L

Instructions:

Trigger #1 Coach passes ball into Build Out team and Front (5) press. 

Build Out team is trying to score in SS Goals. 

RULE IN POCKET: ***Build out team must connect 5 passes before scoring.

- If defending team win the ball they can score in BIG GOAL.

- Offside applies  

Coaching Points/Questions:

Sprinting to press (ASET)

Cut field in half > GOOD UPKEEP

Compact Pressing

  • When the ball goes beyond you - sprint recovery.
  • Look to win 2nd balls and intercept and passes back to supporting opposition midfielders 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Against The Ball: 8v10 Pressing

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Against The Ball: 8v10 Pressing (30 mins)

Organization:

60-65 Yards Field

One large goal on each end. Pressing from Front: 2-4-1 with (2) FB's.

Team building OOB plays 4-1-2-3

(3) sets of 6 balls. Players will rotate after each set.

Instructions:

Game begins with team building OOB. They are looking to go to goal. Any balls out of bounds will re-start with Build OOB team. Pressing team must score within 5 seconds.

COACHING POINTS:

PRESSING TEAM:

1) SPLIT Distances > GO ALL OUT TO THE BALL = FULL SPRINT

2) Timing & Reading Triggers

3) 2nd & 3rd defenders.

4) UPKEEP (***Make sure opposite FB gets across as ball side FB will be pressing high.)

5) SET THE TRAP...identify weakness in opponent team that we allow pass to > target him.

6) ASET > ALL SPRINT ENGAGE TRUST

BUILD OOB TEAM:

Can counter-press to win back ball and go directly to goal > pressing team is allowed (1) counter-press.

Coaching Points:

Pressing from the front - how to shift and close space

Attacking Transition - runs ahead of the ball - creating numbers up situations to play behind opponent

and take advantage of expansive opponent.


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