Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Curved Runs and Making Play Predictable

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Luke Venn
Name: Luke Venn
City: Taipei
Country: Taiwan
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Curving defensive runs, making play predictable and practising with a diamond midfield out of possession. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

The aim of this exercise is to get defenders defending co-operatively and forcing play in one direction, this would allow us to control attacks.

Organisation

 The game starts with red playing a pass into one of the blue defenders, from here the first red defender goes to confront the ball, the blues play 2v1 against the first defender and then 2v1 against the second defender. 

Blues score by dribbling over the end line.

Reds aim to win the ball back and counter to the other line.

Coaching point

Curved defensive run.

Body position to send attackers one way. 

When to increase or decrease the attackers speed.

Communicate!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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The aim of this exercise is to take the curved defensive runs we practised before and put them into a game like scenario here. 

Organisation


 The ball will start with the red CM. When he plays the pass the blue CM and ST can start to recover. The reds are trying to dribble the ball across the end line past the blue FB. 

If the blue team win the ball they are trying to play into the goal, replicating a pass in transition forward.

Coaching Points


Team Task: Can we make the attacking play predictable?

Player Tasks: 

Fb: Can you control the winger's movement?

Can you restrict the winger space.

Cm: Can you curve your run to delay the attack.

Can you force play into a teammate?

St: Can you slow down the opposition FB?

Can you press from the blindside? 

Cues: 

Fb: When the pass is played to the W can you get tight and show him to the touchline? 

CM: When play goes live can you bend your run to get goalside of the red CM?

ST: As the FB takes his touch before he plays can you disrupt him? If your teammates are tight with their opposition affect the FB to force a bad pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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The aim of this phase of play is to give the players practise defending our weak spot, either side of the midfield diamond.

Organisation

The red team is trying to run the ball through the gates either side of the pitch or in the middle. The blue time are trying to score in the unprotected big goal. 

The ball will start with a pass from the red CB to the full back or winger. 

To begin with have the blue teams forwards starting in narrow positions and then bring in the correct starting position between the CB and FB later in the practice (as seen by the left sided CF).

Coaching points



Team Task: Can we make the attack predictable?

Player tasks: 

Fb: Can you control the wingers movements? 

Can you isolate the winger?

Can you read the pass and choose when to step?

6: Can you move with the ball? 

Can you communicate with the MF's about where to move? 

8: Can you curve your run to help your FB?

Can you understand when to press?

Can you control the pace of the attack?

10:Can you stop supply into the midfield?

Can you force play backwards?

ST: Can you block passes wide?

Can you press the CB and block a pass? 

Can you start in a position to funnel play central?

Cues: 

FB: If the ball played is slow get into the winger.

If the ball is played with speed, drop off. 

6: As the ball is being circulated move with it?

8: Curve your run to get goalside of the red midfielders.

When you press, try to block passes inside.

If the attacker is getting away from you foul if you are worried.

10: If the ball is played to the 6's feet don't let him turn.

If the ball is wide, stay near the 6 to stop him switching play.

ST: If we are man to man, engage the full back and try to win the ball back. 

Show the CB's inside on to their weak foot. 


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