Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 9v9: Possession & Pressure

Profile Summary

Alexi Velazquez
Name: Alexi Velazquez
City: Kearny
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The goal of this session is to introduce an offensive & defensive principle of play: possesion (circulate the ball) & pressure (delay the attack).

Adjustments can be made based on the level of your team in each individual exercise.

Technical: Movement with the ball through the gate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Box

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Technical Box (20 mins)

Org.: 28Wx24L with two groups of players.

Obj.: Players outside of the box start with the ball. Players in the middle work around completing technical action, then work back thru the middle square before going to the next player

Prog.:

1. Two touch pass; 2. Weak foot pass & receive; 3. One-touch pass; 4. Thigh control; 5. Chest control; 6. Header

- Introduce 2 defenders next week to incorporate scanning

- Have players in the middle carry the ball thru the gates to focus on ball control

Coach Pts./Ques.:

- Verbal and nonverbal (eye contact, hands pointing to foot) communication when passing & receiving

- Message of the ball - hard pass = turn; soft pass = play it one touch

- Acceleration out of center square is getting away from the defender

1. How do we create separation from the 'defender'? A: Explosive movement away from defender (out of the box)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v3 Possession w/ continuous defending

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8v3 Possession w/ continuous defending (20 mins)

Org.: 20Wx25L, 2 teams

Obj.: Coach plays the ball into a half from the side to start play. Teams connect 3-5 passes for a point. To keep rotation of players defending, assign them numbers and call out numbers to go

Prog.: - Each pass is a point; - Everyone touches the ball for a point; -Split passes count as double 

Coach Pts./Ques.:

Att. Principle of Play - Possession: Circulate the ball

- Technical: weight of pass, body open to receive, kiss the ball

- Tactical: movement off the ball to create passing options, shape/angles of support

- Create triangles and diamonds

1. How do we create passing options to support player with the ball? A: Movement off the ball

2. What are the four areas we can create supporting options? A: Left/right (width); front/behind (depth)

Def. Principle of play - Pressure: Closest player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3 to Goal

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4v3 to Goal (30 mins)

Org.: 40Wx30L, two teams going to goal

Obj.: Defending team passes to 4 attackers, play to goal. Transitions allowed

Prog.: 1. Add a defender; 2. Counter goals

Coach Pts./Ques.:

Def. Principle of Play - Delay/block the direct path to goal

- First player/passing play gets to the ball and delays the attack

- 2nd and 3rd, support behind him if he gets beat

1. How can we slow and disrupt the attack? A: Getting close to the player with the ball


Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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