Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): HS JV - 3/21 - Counter Attack

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Steven Steadham, Adult Member

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

Description

- Quick transition to attacking

- Exploit the opponent when unbalanced/disorganized

- Keep the ball when you can't play forward

- Push the defensive line up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match - 4v4s on arrival

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Match - 4v4s on arrival (10 mins)

Organization: - (30x20) area

- 2 small goals

Instructions: - 4v4s

- regular game 

Coaching Points: - quickly counter after possession is won

Progressions: - first to one


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro - 4v4+2

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Intro - 4v4+2 (15 mins)

Organization:- two 20x10 areas

- 2 teams of 4 or similar

- 1 target player in both areas 

Instructions: - play 4v4+2 or similar

- after winning possession, defending team counters and plays their target in opposite area

- all players move to play in new area 

- points for every successful counter

Coaching Points: - Quick transition to attacking

- Exploit the opponent when unbalanced/disorganized

- Keep the ball when you can't play forward

- Push the defensive line up

How fast can we break?

Can we play forward before the opposition recovers?

Progressions: - points if countering team all join their area before defending team 

Regressions: - dribble over penetration 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 2v2+1 Target Player Transition

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Main - 2v2+1 Target Player Transition (20 mins)

Organization:- (20x20) area 

- 2 teams of 4 or similar 

- two targets 

Instructions: - 2v2 target player transition game

- players score by passing to own target players

- after scoring target switches with scorer and goes back to score at own endline players

- if team scores on their with their own endline players, attackers switch

- defense is only off after a target goal and own endline goal 

- if ball goes out on sideline, play restarts own team

Coaching Points: - quick speed of play

- quick attacking and defending transitions 

- decision making - when to pass v when to dribble?

how to penetrate opposition during transition period - is the defending unbalanced/unorganized?

Progressions: - add big goals

Regressions: - attackers can only score in attacking half 

- 1v1s 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition - 2v2 Transition

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Condition - 2v2 Transition (20 mins)

Organization:- 30x20 area

Instructions: - 2v2 transition game

- players become defense after scoring

- if goal is scored by defending team, defense stays on, new attackers on 

- if defending team is scored on, they're off, new attackers on, attackers that scored become defense 

- if ball goes out on sideline, play restarts from own teams endline

- play to 10

Coaching Points: - quick transition to attack after possession is won

- give support, push up fast!

- attack goal right away after possession is won

- play forward when you have the ball (how quickly can you score?)

Progressions: - 3v3s  

Regressions: - 2v1s/1v1s


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match - 5v5s

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Match - 5v5s (25 mins)

Organization: - 40x30 area

- two big goals + Gks

Instructions: - 5v5 or similar 

- restarts always from Gks 

Coaching Points: - quick transition to attack after possession is won

- give support, push up fast

- exploit the opponent when unbalanced/disorganized

- forward movements off the ball when in possession

- attack goal right away after possession is won

Progressions: - one touch finish = 2 points 

Regressions: - add neutral 


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