Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Def to Attack in Middle 3rd (Start Time: 2021-03-24 10:00:00)

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Pro-Club: Juventus Academy Boston

Bernie Graves, Adult Member

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Bernie Graves
Name: Bernie Graves
City: Norton
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defending to attacking middle 1/3 session


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up's

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up's
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Warm-up's (10 mins)

The phase of Play:

  • Warm-up's  6 player rondo

1/3 of the Field:

  • Middle 1/3

Principles of Play:

  • winning ball back
  • Once a player in the middle wins the ball, they attack to the outside and the player who loses the ball replaces them.
  • defensive movement
  • movement off ball
  • quick passing

Organization:

  • 4 outside and 2 inside

Key factors:

  • Defend to attack in warm-ups

Learning Outcomes:

  • winning the possession and attacking.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Middle 1/3 small activity

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Middle 1/3 small activity
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Middle 1/3 small activity

The phase of Play:

  • Small sided 3v3 

1/3 of the Field:

  • Middle

Principles of Play

Defending, win possession and attacking

Organization:

  • 6.8.10 defending to attacking 

Key factors:

  • Winning possession. Objective is to find a way to connect with the starters.  When the starter receives the ball they restart the activity by passing to the 6 who's objective is to move the ball to the point of finding the starter. White team's directional play is east and west and Blue team's directional play is north and south.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Defend, Win possession, attack and control the middle third, progress forward. 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Middle third

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Expanded Middle third

The phase of Play:

  • Expanded def to attacking

1/3 of the Field:

  • Middle 1/3

Principles of Play:

  • Defending
  • Winning possession
  • Attacking
  • All players must remain in their zones
  • When the defense wins possession, a 4th player joins the attack from the outside zone. 
  • Team on ball must pass into the outside zone of direction to their teammate and that player must finish in either goal. 
  • If the defending team wins possession that team now gains a 4th player from the outside zone and the defending teams 4th player now retreats to their original outside zone position.  

Key factors:

  • Defensive positioning and movement
  • winning possession, ball 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Quick counter attack in the middle 1/3
  • taking away angles on defense
  • keeping defensive shape on defense
  • defensive movement. 
  • looking for conversion opportunities. 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match Play

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Match Play

The phase of Play:

  • Match Play. 

1/2 of the Field: 

White team has 8 players. The 7. 9. 11 are nets representing positions.


Principles of Play:

  • Defending to Attacking


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