Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Transition attack to defence

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Pro-Club: FAW Coach Ed

Steven Drew, Adult Member

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Steven Drew
Name: Steven Drew
City: Seattle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (10 mins)

Football Problem

getting caught in tight areas and slow transition in to our BP positions which limits ability to get the ball into space and start a quick counter attack

Five Ws

What - Failing to get the ball out of tight areas quickly

Where - Central areas middle 3rd

Who - 6,8,10

When - when we win tha ball back

Why - 6,8,& 10 are to close when we win the ball and transition isnt quick enough to create options in space out wide

Session Objective

in this session we aim to acheive Increase speed of transition to get good BP shape immediately to create space and create opportunities to go wide and forward

Organisation:

Passing design as shown with player following pass and two balls going at the same time. This replicating 3 pass to 10 drop a short pass back to 6 to play to 9 then 9 plays across and cycle starts again. Player follows pass

Progression:

Opposite direction

Limit to one touch for quick ball movement


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

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Positioning Game (20 mins)

Football Problem

getting caught in tight areas and slow transition in to our BP positions which limits ability to get the ball into space and start a quick counter attack

Five Ws

What - Failing to get the ball out of tight areas quickly

Where - Central areas middle 3rd

Who - 6,8,10

When - when we win tha ball back

Why - 6,8,& 10 are to close when we win the ball and transition isnt quick enough to create options in space out wide

Session Objective

in this session we aim to improve speed of transition to stretch our opposition to quickly counter attack

Organisation:

set up as shown. 3v2 in two grids in central area plus 2 in the outside grid as displayed

Coach starts by passing the ball to the blue team and they are to maintain posession as long as possible against red in the middle area.

If they complete 10 passes they receive a point

Red to press the ball immediately to win back after blue has taken their first touch

once they have one the ball can they play a player on the oytside grid as quick as possible

Once acheived the ball goes back to the coach and the player that passed to the outside is to swap with the player on the outside

Progression:

10 to get out of the grid as well to encourage playing a forward pass also

Limit touches on red team to encourage speed of ball movement

Player Actions

6,8,10 to press ball immediately

play wide players as soon as first opportunity presents

Once pass is played swap with the outside player by player who made the pass

transition into BP shape as soon as ball is won

Coaches Cues

Has the closest player pressed the ball

have they played the wide option as soon as it presented itself

did they move to transition as we won the ball


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

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Game Training (10 mins)

Football Problem

getting caught in tight areas and slow transition in to our BP positions which limits ability to get the ball into space and start a quick counter attack

Five Ws

What - Failing to get the ball out of tight areas quickly

Where - Central areas middle 3rd

Who - 6,8,10

When - when we win tha ball back

Why - 6,8,& 10 are to close when we win the ball and transition isnt quick enough to create options in space out wide

Session Objective

in this session we aim to acheive Increase speed of transition to get good BP shape immediately to create space and create opportunities to go forward

Organisation:

6V8 Set up as shown. Ball starts from the coach to play the blue team who are trying to score. all red players start in side the grid trying to win the ball. as soon as the ball is one 2 & 5 are to get outside the grid immediately and be an option for the ball to be played to them

If red get it over half way with the 10 in posession off the 2 or 5 they receive a point

Progression:

take cones away

give blue 10 seconds to score

coach becomes an option for red team to hit to replicate 9 giving 2 forward targets

Team Task:

Red team to make the pak big and stretch their opposition as soon as we win the ball

Player Tasks:

Can the red 2&5 predict when we are about to win the ball and start to transition

Can the 6 or 8 create space for each other after the ball is one by stretching the opponent

can 2 or 5 get 10 in over the line with first touch

if 3 or 4 win the ball can 6 and 8 present themselves as one player high and one low

can 6 or 8 hit the 2 or 5 within 2 touches of winning the ball back

can 10 play a bounce pass with 6 or 8 and get behind the lines if receiving with back to goal

can 8 move up the feild as 10 progesses over half way to receive the ball

if 6 or 8 cant play to the side or forward can they play back for 3 or 4 to switch the point of attack

Coaches Cues:

have the players looked to transition as we are winning the ball

have the 6 or 8 gone high and low when 3 or 4 are on the ball

has ten presented as an option as the ball hits the 2 or 5 in a wide area

have 2 or 5 received the ball facing forward for first time ball to ten

has 6 and 8 pressed closest ball carrier to win the ball quickly

has 6 or 8 played the wide player as soon as the option presented itself


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

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Training game (30 mins)

Football Problem

getting caught in tight areas and slow transition in to our BP positions which limits ability to get the ball into space and start a quick counter attack

Five Ws

What - Failing to get the ball out of tight areas quickly

Where - Central areas middle 3rd

Who - 6,8,10

When - when we win tha ball back

Why - 6,8,& 10 are to close when we win the ball and transition isnt quick enough to create options in space

Session Objective

in this session we aim to acheive Increase speed of transition to get good BP shape immediately to create space and create opportunities to go forward

Organisation

Feild set up as shown Has session objective been acheived with no coaching

Observation only

Ball can start with either coach or keeper


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