Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): *B Licence - BPO - Deny opposition time and space to build up

Profile Summary

Adam Davidson
Name: Adam Davidson
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Main Moment: BPO 

Key Principle: Deny opposition time and space to build up.

Football Problem (using the 5W’s):

What: Knowing when to press and when to cut of the forward pass.

Who: #7,#9,#11,#10,#8 and #6

When: Goal kick situations, playing out from the back.

Where: Front 3rd

Why: We fail to identify when to apply effective pressure in the final third to stop teams playing out from the back quickly.

Football Problem: We don't understand player roles to press when our opponent's is playing out from the back.

Session Objective: I aim to improve….. my team's ability to make the play predictable when our opposition is playing out from the back.


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

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Passing Practice (15 mins)

Organisation

-Half pitch

-6 markers

-4 RED players are defending as a unit.

Explanation:

- Passing pattern from 1-6 follow your pass.

-No defenders to start with.

-#3 to #2, #2 to #6, #6 to #4, #4 to #5 & #5 back to #3.

-Alternate direction.

-Add in 4 players to win the ball back.

-"PASSIVE" to start with, all 4 moving in the direction of the pass maintaining equal distance, forward, back, sidewards left and right

-Rotate after 3-4 sequences.

Progression:

-Change the sequence with random passes.

-Increase/decrease area size.

Player Actions:

-Angle of runs

-Communication ie: hold them up, I'm in behind, etc.

-Weight and speed of pass

-Movement off the ball

-Move to get your body in front of the defender

-Take the 1st 5 yards at pace. (recovery run).

BPO players:

-Body position (when moving as a unit)

-Communication

-Scanning

 


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

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Positioning Game (20 mins)

Organisation

-3 grids 25m x 12m

-3 teams

-3 sets of bibs different colours 

Explanation:

GAME 1

-Each team is numbered 1-5, only number 1's can press 1's, once the player (BP) passes to a team mate number 3, only the opponent 3 can press.

-Coach starts the play.

-BP team looks to play ther forward ball through the middle channel.

GAME 2

-Closest player now presses. Make the play predicatable by passing them on.

-RED & BLUE look to keep possession. (MINIMUM 2 TOUCHES)

-Swap teams every 3 mins. 

Progression:

- Points can be won, after 10 passes.

-Increase/decrease area.

-Limited touches in BP.

Football Problem: We don't understand player roles to press when our opponent's is playing out from the back.

Team Task:

-Win possession in the front 3rd with better organised press from front 3 and supporting midfield #10,#6 or #8.

Player Tasks:

-Move in the direction of where the ball is played.

-1st player to press the ball

-Can not be beaten in a 1v1.

-Look to cut off the forward passing lanes

-Hold the play up to allow time for support to create a 2 v 1.

-If the ball is on the other side, tuck in to support the #9

-Look to anticipate the back pass, if the opponent plays a negative pass.

-Angle the your run to force them towards the 2v1 or sideline. 

-Hold the space in between to cut off the passing lanes

-Position yourself in between the lines of our opposition.

-If one goes the other holds.

-Don't give the (BP) team any option to play across, make the effort to cover all areas by sliding, especially close to the sidelines.

Coaches Cues

-As the ball is travelling can reduce the distant between you and the players.

-Look to win the ball on the players touch.

-When the player takes the 1st touch away moved to ambush by pressing them towards the sideline.

-Angle the run to force them where you want them to go.

-Supporting players to cut off the forward pass quickly.

-communication BPO/shelf coaching.

 


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

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Game Training (25 mins)

Organisation:

-Set up as shown 7 V 6. (BPO - #10,#3,#4,#5,#2 #GK)

-Team RED are trying to score in the goals.

-BLUE play out from the back. BLUE score in the three goals by bouncing the spares behind.

-Bouncer can become active once over the 25m line. (shaded area only no further)

RULES:

-Normal game rules apply. 25m rule in place.

-Pass restrictions, must be played below waist height.

-Limit touches/unlimited touches

Football Problem: We don't understand player roles to press when our opponent's is playing out from the back.

Session Objective: I aim to improve….. my team's ability to make the play predictable when our opposition is playing out from the back.

Team Task: Win possession in the front 3rd with better organised press from front 3 and supporting midfield #10,#6 & #8.

Player Tasks: (General / Position-specific):

#9

-Move in the direction of where the ball is played.

-1st player to press the ball

-Can not be beaten in a 1v1.

-When the GK plays the #3, force them toward the sideline with an angled run

-Cut off the back pass to the GK as the #5 or #2 receive the ball limiting there options.

-Work both sides of the park across the front line. 

#7 & #11

-Look to cut off the forward passing lanes should the #3 or #4 receive the ball.

-Press the wide fullback (#5 or #2) forcing them to play wide options.

-Hold the play up to allow time for support to create a 2 v 1.

-If the ball is on the other side, tuck in to support the #9

-Look to anticipate the back pass, if the opponent plays a negative pass.

-Angle the your run to force them towards the 2v1 or sideline. 

 

#10

-If the #9 presses high, can you press the #6 or #8 depending on which side the ball is played.

-Cut off the forward passing lanes into the there midfield (#6 & #8)

#6 & #8 

-When our #10 presses high to support, can you pick up there midfield players #6 & #8 or #10

-Support by sliding across in behind #11,#9,#7

-Hold the space in between to cut off the passing lanes

-Position yourself in between the lines of our opposition.

-If one goes the other holds.

Coaches Cues

-As the ball is travelling can reduce the distant between you and the players.

-Look to win the ball on the players touch.

-When the player takes the 1st touch away moved to ambush by pressing them towards the sideline.

-Angle the run to force them where you want them to go.

-Supporting players to cut off the forward pass quickly.

-communication BPO/self coaching.

 


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

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Training Game (30 mins)

Session Objective: I aim to improve….. my team's ability to make the play predictable when our opposition is playing out from the back.

Team Task: Win possession in the front 3rd with better organised press from front 3 and supporting midfield #10,#6 & #8.

 

Organisation:

-1/2 pitch

-8v8

-3 small goals

Explanation:

-BLUE score in small goals.

-Ball start with GK (or Coach disgression to mix it up so both teams are working BPO)

-All players must be behind the halfway to start and they have 5 sec to recover)

-To score all players must in the attacking half. (Expect GK)

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Observe to see if session objective was met

 

Conditioning - Long Intensive, 5 mins with 3 mins recovery

 


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