Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressing to trap FB (deny central pass)

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Pat Staunton
Name: Pat Staunton
City: SEATTLE
Country: United States of America
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition (50 pass game)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition (50 pass game)
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Transition (50 pass game) (20 mins)

Transition Technical Practice

Teams try to keep possession in their half. 4 defenders go into the opposition half to try to win the ball, once they do so, they play into their half and follow the pass. 4 defenders then go across.

First team to make 50 passes wins

Coaching Points:

Quality of Pass

Purposeful 1st touch

Connect 1st pass

Quick expansion on winning ball

Press ball immediately on losing ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Situation (pressing)

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Situation (pressing) (20 mins)

Situation (Pressing against a Goal kick / ball in GK's hands) Counter : Build out in Progression phase

Ball starts with GK. 10 attempts. Players restart in position assigned. Building team score by passing into the target players. If they win the ball, the attacking team have 10 seconds to score. 

Coaching points:

- #9 puts pressure on the CB and stops them from switching through GK and denies ball into 6

- #11 stays deeper to deny ball through central (upon pass to wide player, they press to deny ball down the line)

- #10 stays compact but can press opp. #6 if pass is played.

- Force the ball into FB and press aggressively

- Ball should not be received centrally without pressure

- Quick counter upon winning the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing from a goal kick

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Pressing from a goal kick (35 mins)

Pressing from a Goal kick / in GK's hands

-Ball starts with GK and the team who are defending the goal score by passing into the wide goals or into the central goal. If they win the ball, the defending attack the big goal.

Coaching points:

Start positions (see diagram)

- Front 3 press consists of #9 / #10 and #7

- #9 / #7 press the RCB or LCB

- Everyone else goes player to player marking

- CB steps into midfield alongside #6

- If ball played to GK, player on top of the box presses the GK (#7 and #11 drop and tuck)


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Pass
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Pitch Line 1
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Pitch Line 2
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