Football/Soccer Session (U16): Playing out from the back (Rondo) (Start Time: 2017-09-29 09:50:00)

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Artjon Dibra , Adult Member

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Artjon  Dibra
Name: Artjon Dibra
City: New York
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 5v3

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 5v3
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Warm up 5v3 (10 mins)

Organization:

8 Players 1 Football 8 Bibs 4 Cones 15x12 Area

This introductory Rondo can be a great way of how to help your players create pictures to playing out of the back.

Instructions:

Each player represents the specific positions that are involved with playing out of the back. One attacker is in the middle representing the Pivot (Blue 6) linking defence and midfield together. The aim of the exercise is to move the ball from the Centre Back (Blue 5) to an advanced midfielder (Blue 8) and back again. If the red team win the ball they must pass to Blue 5 as quickly as possible.

Coaching Points:

Angles and distances - Players around the rondo to provide diagonal angles with sufficient distances between the attackers to move the ball forward.

Using the passing lines - Players should be able to use slow and quick passes to recognise when and where to move the ball in front, around or to penetrate the defence.

Positioning when playing out of the back - Depending on the position of the defenders attackers should hold positions to open the defensive units and create the passing lines.

Progressions:

R- Make the space bigger

Reduce defenders

P- Decrease size of playing area

Challenge players individually


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 8v4

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Rondo 8v4 (15 mins)

Organization:

12 Players 1 Football 12 Bibs 8 Cones 16x20 Area

This Rondo is specifically design to help your Goalkeeper to connect with the defensive and midfield units when playing out of the back.

Instructions:

This practice is designed for Goalkeepers to help their abilities in a Rondo specifically. The central players, both the attack and the defensive players, can move anywhere in the central areas, but the outside players can only move on their designated lines between their cones. The objective is to move the ball from the Goalkeeper to the Blue 10, who represents an advanced Midfielder. If the defensive team (Red) win the ball back, then they have to pass to the goalkeeper in under 3 passes to represent a counter attack.

Coaching Points:

Angles and distances - Players around the rondo to provide diagonal angles with sufficient distances between the attackers to move the ball forward.

Using the passing lines - The Goalkeeper especially should be able to use slow and quick passes to recognise when and where to move the ball in front, around or to penetrate the defence.

Positioning when playing out of the back - Depending on the position of the defenders attackers should hold positions to open the defensive units and create the passing lines.

Progressions:

R- Make the space bigger

Reduce defenders

P- Decrease size of playing area

Challenge players individually

Take out the Full Backs

Conditions - must play through the Pivot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo 10v6

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Rondo 10v6 (15 mins)

Organization:

16 Players 1 Football 16 Bibs 12 Cones 30x20 Area

This Rondo game will help your players work within small areas to play from the back and through the midfield into different areas of the field.

Instructions:

Players in their designated boxes (as in the image) are not allowed to leave their area at any time creating two 5 vs. 3 mini-Rondos. The aim is for the Blue team to work the ball through the Centre Backs (Blue 4 & 5) to the striker (Blue 9). If the Red team win the ball, they look to keep position in their designated squares vs. the Blue defender(s).

Coaching Points:

Angles and distances - Players around the rondo to provide diagonal angles with sufficient distances between units to prevent players bunching together.

Using the passing lines - Players should be able to use slow and quick passes to recognise when and where to move the ball in front, around or to penetrate the defence to move forward to the attackers.

Positioning when playing out of the back - Depending on the position of the defenders attackers should hold positions to open the defensive units and create the passing lines.

Progressions:

Decrease size of playing area

Challenge players individually

Develop scoring system


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of play

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Phase of play (20 mins)

Organization:

17 Players 1 Football 16 Bibs 12 Cones 45x35 Area

This Rondo game will help your players understand how playing out of the back can work up the pitch into the final third of the field.

Instructions:

Players on the inside can move anywhere within the central zone except the final third (in yellow). The blue team need to work up the field from the Goalkeeper to arrive into the final third with playing out of the back. The Red team can not challenge the Goalkeeper though they can pressure him. The blue players on the outside must stay on their designated lines, however Blue 9, 7 and 11 can go into the final third to receive the ball. If the Red team wins the ball, they look to counter quickly against the goalkeepers goal. If this happens only Blue 2, 3, 4, and 5 can come inside to defend (working on transition).

Coaching Points:

Angles and distances - Players around the rondo to provide diagonal angles with sufficient distances between units to prevent players bunching together.

Using the passing lines - Players should be able to use slow and quick passes to recognise when and where to move the ball in front, around or to penetrate the defence to move forward to the attackers.

Positioning when playing out of the back - Depending on the position of the defenders attackers should hold positions to open the defensive units and create the passing lines utilising the goalkeeper as a free man.

Progressions:

Decrease size of playing area

Challenge players individually

Develop scoring system

Challenge/intercept Goalkeeper

Scenario football - playing against a high pressure or sliding and screening


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