Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Creating goal scoring opportunities from wide areas (Start Time: 2016-02-03 12:20:00)

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Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (10 mins)

Session Objective

If we can't attack centrally, can we create goal scoring opportunities from wide areas.

Set Up

Create a field 40x55 with a 3 metre wide zone at half way on either side.

How to Play

Each team aims to transfer their ball from one half to the other but this can only be done through a wide zone.

Set up with a midfield 3 and wide players in own half and #9 in other half. Once ball is transferred to opposite GK start the play the other way - #6 and #9 will swap roles depending on wheta side the ball is.

Play starts from the Neutral player who plays into one of the midfielders.

Wide players start in the same half and have to dribble over half way or run on to a through ball and finish with a cross for ST or MF to play in to GK/Neutral player.

Progressions

- can we have an over or under lapping player

- play directly into other half for first time ball to wide player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Positional Game

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Positional Game (15 mins)

Set Up

Create two pitches 15 x 20m with a halfway line and a mini goal at each end. Use cones to create two gates on the halfway line.

Place extra balls around the area.

How to Play

- The attacking team (blue) keep possession and look for an opportunity to transfer the ball from one half to the other through one of the gates or passing directly into the attacker in the other half (can't dribble through the middle). Once the ball is in the other half, 2 attackers can support and 1 defender can retreat creating a 3v2 in the other half.

The defending team score by getting a player on the ball outside of the field.

If the ball goes dead, start again from the other side.

- Both teams of 4 must have one player in the opposite half to the ball at all times.

- Blue 3 points for getting player or ball through one of the wide gates

- Blue 1 point for playing through central gate

- Red 3 points for winning ball and scoring in nearest goal

Progressions

- Can bounce ball to ST but player receiving ball back must travel through a wide gate.

- ST can drop in to allow WF to get in behind

- Can play through ball for wide forward but you must travel through the gate.

- Remove the line between the grids and play 8 v 6.

Player Tasks

Attacking Centre Midfielder #10

- Look for early balls through/over the defensive line.

- Support ST and WF in-front or behind opposition defenders.

- Get into goal scoring positions

- Drive forward in space

- Get free to receive and progress the ball in between the lines

Wingers #7/#11

- Look to receive beyond defenders (between FB and CB) if space behind. If not, receive to feet.

- Get free to receive and progress the ball in between the lines

- Get into goal-scoring positions

- Make runs beyond the defensive line

- Become second striker when the ball on opposite side

- Dribble effectively to engage defenders in 1v1s

Striker #9

- Get into goal scoring positions

- Get free to receive the ball beyond opponent’s defence

- Get into positions to link up with midfielders and forwards

- Combine with others in front of the defensive line to get someone beyond the defensive line


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Training

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Game Training (25 mins)

Set Up

Use half a pitch with two 8m wide zones.

Play 7v7

How to Play

The game starts with Neutral playing into Blue #6. Blue are trying to score a regular goal. Red score by passing into one of the goals or getting a player over the half way line.

Neutral plays for the team in possession.

Team task

Today is all about hurting them out wide if we can't hurt them through the middle!

Player Tasks

Full Backs #2/5

- Be in a position to receive to feet or beyond marker

- Drive forward if space in-front

- Look for furthest forward pass

- Support WF in front or with over/under-lapping run

- Find space in/around the box when ball being delivered

- Balance in attack to recognise when to join or cover

Centre Midfield #6/#8

- If the opposition are pressing, drop into CB to create a back 3 to release FB's.

- If both FB's go, both have to stay to keep attacking shape (3-1/2-2)

- If the opposition don't press, #6 create diamond with GK and CB's.

- Play accurate forward passes over a wide range into advanced players

- Switch play to find WF or FB in space.

- If we can't attack down one side, find a position where you can quickly switch the ball to the opposite side.

- Support the attack with superior positioning and constant aggressive running

- Interchanging movement with other midfielders to create space to receive

Attacking Centre Midfielder #10

- Look for early balls through/over the defensive line.

- Support ST and WF in-front or behind opposition defenders.

- Get into goal scoring positions

- Drive forward in space

- Get free to receive and progress the ball in between the lines

Wingers #7/#11

- Look to receive beyond defenders (between FB and CB) if space behind. If not, receive to feet.

- Create space for FB to over-lap/combine around defenders

- Get free to receive and progress the ball in between the lines

- Get into goal-scoring positions

- Make runs beyond the defensive line

- Become second striker when the ball on opposite side

- Dribble effectively to engage defenders in 1v1s

Striker #9

- Get into goal scoring positions

- Get free to receive the ball beyond opponent’s defence

- Get into positions to link up with midfielders and forwards

- Combine with others in front of the defensive line to get someone beyond the defensive line

- Dribble effectively to engage defenders in 1v1s


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Training Game

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Training Game (20 mins)

Set Up

Box to box with field brought in at the sides by 8 metres.

Blue (focus team) play 1-2-3-1

Red play 1-2-3-1

How to Play

Normal football rules apply except no corners - ball will start with GK of team who won the corner.

- Defending players need to be in the boxes that immediately surround the ball

- Attacking team free to play anywhere in the area


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