Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Combining Midfield and Forward Lines

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Pro-Club: RBNY Academy Inc

Dennis Fernandes, Adult Member

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Dennis Fernandes
Name: Dennis Fernandes
City: South River
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

What: Pass or dribble forward to break lines

Why: To create scoring chances

Where: Middle and attacking third

When: Gaps/passing lanes are open (opponent unbalanced)

Who: Middle/Forward players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Introduction (15 mins)

Organization:

Two fields 12x15 yds each.

1 ball per field.

2 teams of 3 plus 2 neutral

Instructions:

Ball starts in either half.

Team in possession must complete 5 passes in one half then play to the neutral in the other half = 1 point.

Continuous, when ball is played to other half, the team who earned a point is looking to transition quickly to get 5 passes in that half and earn another point by playing back to the neutral in the opposite half.

Keep track of points.

2-3-minute games. Every team plays as neutrals.

Coaching Points:

Quality of first touch

Quality of pass

Think forward, play forward

Team shape in build up half (Width, distance)

Progressions:

Neutrals cannot play to neutrals.

When ball passed to the neutral, she has one touch to pass the ball.

Regressions:

Once a team gains possession, one defender on the opposite team must only defend side-to-side on the transition line. Other defenders can move freely.


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

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Main Activity (25 mins)

Organization:

Two fields 12x15 yds each.

pugg goals set 5-6 yards off playing area as shown.

Each field:

4v4+1.

1 player from each team in attacking half.

2 players from each team in buildup half +1 player.

1 ball per field.

Instructions:

Team in possession must get 3 passes minimum then play into their target in attacking half.

One player can join in attacking half to support target player (Cannot be the +1 player) and one player from defending team can help defend (2v2).

The team in possession earns 1 point if target + support player can dribble or pass over endline (pass must be to teammate), 2 points if they score in the pugg goals.

If defensive players win the ball, they can play back to their team to try to acheive the same objective.

Coaching Points:

Think forward, play forward tools (body shape, scanning, quality of pass)

Provide lenght from the player on the attacking half

2nd attacker to support (timing of run, reading the cues)

3rd attacker - Exploit space.

Regressions:

Recovering defensive player disallowed (2v1 in attacking half)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 1

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Progression 1

Progression:

Remove 3 pass minimum in buildup.

Player on the ball in buildup half can dribble the ball to the attacking half


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 2

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Progression 2

Progression:

Remove +1 player offensively and add them as a "default defender" so that attacking team is playing numbers down in attacking half.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game (30 mins)

Organization:

Teams of 4-7 players

Instructions:

Regular goal count as 1

Scoring by shot is a 2 goals

Scoring after a combination is a 3 goals

Coaching Points:

Shape in buildup half.

Forward/penetrating pass as cue to get forward to support.

2nd attacker tatics - Immediate support, quick combinations.

3rd attacker tactics - Exploit space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match (20 mins)

Organization:

Full sided game with goalkeepers

Coaching Points:

Review of session's learning outcomes being translated into the game







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Movement
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Pitch Line 1
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Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button