Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Broughton 11s Progressive possession / playing away from pressure

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Alex Meredith
Name: Alex Meredith
City: Penymynydd
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Description

Broughton 11's progressive Possession and breaking lines

Learning Objectives: ball retention and playing forward at the right time


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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Progressive Possession 


Dimensions:

28x15 area split into 1/3's with 3 equal teams in each 1/3

Timings:

4 x 90 second blocks, 30-40sec rest

Details: 

- attacking teams must work the ball, until a passing lane opens up before they attempt to break the line 

- defenders can send one player to press and the other 3 must scan to block passing lanes

- if defenders win the ball they transition and take possession in the 1/3 they won it from 




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Learning Objectives

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Screen 2 (25 mins)

Playing Away From Pressure Skill Practice


Dimensions:
  • 15 yard final 1/3 with 1v1 locked into it
  • L20xW15 central area

Timings

  • 4x4 minutes 60 seconds rest for coaching points

Details:

  • orange team trying to complete 5 passes for a point
  • whites try to regain possession before playing forward into wingers
  • wide player drives to goal to create 2v1
  • orange in final 1/3 to make decision on press or protect space
  • orange team score a point if they can play the ball forwards back to overload team

Coaching Points

  • Angle of approach to cover danger: passing lane, shooting line
  • Recognise situations to initiate press: bad touch, bad pass, long pass

  • Play forward quickly to avoid counter press

IP

  • Forward passes and

  • Forward runs and supporting on an angle

What If's?

  • lots of 2v1 scenarios in the final 1/3 ?  anticipate the pass into wide player and start recovery run to make 2v2

  • Maroons recover possession but face counter press in final 1/3?overload area drop to receive under low pressure and for shorter pass to get out and retain ball


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