Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): YDP_P4 Counter Attack from defensive 3rd

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Craig Birtwistle

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Craig Birtwistle
Name: Craig Birtwistle
City: New Jersey
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

How to counter from the defensive 3rd when possession is won, Why to pick head up and find highest player and support early, When to change tempo and when to set trap to win possession. Where on the field to press and where to drop or delay.


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

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Arrival Activity (15 mins)

Set up

2v2 Scrimmages

Description:

Players can dribble or pass from sidelines.

Coaching Points

No coaching just praise for good play. Coaches should use this time to evaluate individuals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Practice

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Technical Practice

Set up

4 boxes each with a defender in the box. Around the field are players on each line of each square.

Description:

4 balls that defenders are trying to get out of being a defender by elimiating all 4 balls and individual players. Red attacking players can pass the ball to any person but each player can only move on their line of the square. Players with backs to a different square can turn around at any time and help other groups. White team are looking to win a ball and counter attack to dribble into coned area. If they steal any red can enter the field to prevent them from scoring win the ball back and keep the game going. Game has a 2-3 minute time limit. Can red keep possession for the whole time? Can the white team get out of defense?

Coaching Points

Awareness and movement

Quality of passing and first touch

Decision making

Reactions when losing and gaining possession


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Development

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Skill Development (15 mins)

Set up:

7v7 red going to 3 goals and white going to the top goal.

Description:

White score on top goal Red score on the small goals. The coned area is just to show back 4 and midfield 3 the space to defend in a deep block sending the attack wide or back. Red must use Target 1 or Target 2 to score (any one can score but Target 1 or 2 or both need to be involved.)

Coaching Points:

Compact in defense - Dont allow players though the middle

Role of 1st, 2nd and 3rd defender

Full backs establish height and width on winning ball

AM - (1 and 2 involved in establish space and height once possession is won)


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Set up:

4v4 scrimmage with 6 neutrals.

Description:

Regular scrimmage. Black team are neutrals. When in the defensive half of the attacking team they act as support and must stay in position. When in the attacking half they can go to goal if they have the ball. In transition they can quickly move anywhere and the team as a certain time limit to score. Once time limit expires players must return to positions.

Coaching Points:

Compact in defense - Dont allow players though the middle

Role of 1st, 2nd and 3rd defender

Full backs establish height and width on winning ball

Neutrals and AM (Wingers and Center forward) - (1 and 2 involved in establish space and height once possession is won)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Set up:

Team divided up in to two for a 8v8 scrimmage and are set up in a 1-4-1-2 vs a 1-2-2-3

Description:

Regluar scrimmage

Coaching Points:

All the above. Try and find one or two coaching points in a real enviroment


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

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Fun Game

Set up:

Two teams set up for penatly shoot out

Description:

Two teams play a penalty shoot out. Best of 5 wins.

Coaching Points:

Just for fun


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