Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): HIGH PRESS | 3-5-2 -into- 4-3-3

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Maurizio Brighi, Adult Member

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Maurizio Brighi
Name: Maurizio Brighi
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Tactical High Press session. Switching from 3-5-2 to 4-3-3/4-4-2 to press a 4-3-3 opponent.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): WARM-UP

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WARM-UP

Organization:

  • Divide box with 3 vertical lines
  • Three 15x10 grids / One mini-goal each
  • Players start on RED (attackers) & BLUE (defenders) cones.
  • Ball starts with pass from corners of 6 yard box.

Instructions:

  • 1v1 GAMES
    • WIDE - for Strikers, Wingers, Wingbacks and Fullbacks = prevent opponent from advancing
    • CENTRAL - for CBs and CM = deny turns and keep opponents back to goal
    • Players start on their respective cones - DEF players press as ball tarvels / ATT look to turn/dribble around defender to score.
    • SCORE 
      • ATT - mini goals / DEF - dribble out of grid on opponent's end line.
  • ROTATION = Passer > Attacker > Defender (A>B>C)
  • Players stay on their respective grids (central & wide)

Coaching Points:

  • 1v1 Defending - Prevent advance / Deny turns
    • Runs as ball travels
    • Technique to press - Accelerate to Deccelerate - High to Low
    • Quick Transitions

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SS Activity

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SS Activity
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SS Activity

Organization:

  • Two 25x35 grids
  • 4v5+GK
  • GK + CBs + CDM = In Grid | FBs = Outside

Instructions:

  • GK starts ball from goal kick with pass to CBs
    • ATT - 
      • Possession to score on mini goals.
      • CBs free to join ATT
      • FBs support from outside and in ATT half
      • CDM only plays in ATT half
    • DEF - 
      • High Press > Score on Full Goal
      • STs > Start outside of the box - deny immediate central penetration
      • CMs > Start outside of the box - shadow press form mini goals

Coaching Points:

  • Starting position to press.
    • STs movement = Force wide balls back and inside to CBs / Cut CBs
    • CMs movement = cut passing line / pressure CDM
  • Recognition of pressing moment / Recover  central when press fails
  • Technique to press - acceleration to trap and deny turn - high to low
  • Work rate once pressing moment starts to win the ball.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OLI

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OLI

Organization:

  • ATT 3rd - Full Size Goal.
  • 6v6-1 (GK on - WB on ball side leaves the field/Opposite WB joins Press)
  • Ball Entry : FB back to CB and to/or GK to start build-up.
  • Play goal kicks - No throw ins.

ATTACKING (RED)

  • 4-3-3
    • 2-3 Build-Up Shape
    • CBs split / FBs wide and looking to advance / CDM outside of the box and central
  • Build-Up
    • Direct pass to CDM from GK/CB | Connect with FB then look play back to switch the field
    • CB/FB : play forward when possible
    • CDM : Turn to score -or- play one touch back to CB or FB.
    • Attract on one side - exploit the opposite with quick/deep switch.

DEFENDING

  • 3-5-2
    • 4-2 > 2-3
    • ST deny direct pass to CDM - Compact together or one and one (read CBs distance)
    • WB on ball side drops / WB on opposite side joins press
    • CMs - starting in shadow press position.
    • Work rate to win ball in ATT 3rd - Get behind ball quickly if press fails.
  • HIGH PRESS
    • ** PRESSING MOMENT = CB plays pass or touch forward to advance
      • #1 - Encourage CB to play ball to FB on same side and force this one to play back to CB and then only option should be CDM or big switch to other FB
      • #2 CB takes touch forward and starts dribbling - Trap him.
    • ST - on ball side becomes winger and prevents FB from playing forward / opposite steps to cut line between CBs (initially not too deep)
    • WB - on ball side drops back and leaves / opposite reads and stays ready to join press as ball is switched.
    • CM - on ball side cuts passing line / opposite reads and traps CDM as ball travels

SCORE

ATTACKING

 - GOAL = 3 pts.

DEFENDING

 - Win Possession in ATT 3rd = 1pt | GOAL = 3 pts

Coaching Points:

  • High Press Tactics.
  • STs movement - read moments / pressure CBs / recover central quick if ball is switched.
  • Pressing moments and technique - as ball travels and high-to-low to avoid diving in.
  • Press as unit and stay involved by keeping compact - if-you-re not pressing you must be covering.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE

SCRIMMAGE - HALF FIELD

8v8 (7v7+GKs)

1-4-3 vs 1-1-4-2


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