Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): WHU Academy - Session 8 - Counter-Attack (Start Time: 2019-07-06 12:00:00)

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Cedric Bovon, Adult Member

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Cedric Bovon
Name: Cedric Bovon
City: Calgary
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Warm-Up
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2v2 Warm-Up (10 mins)

Set Up: 25x20 grid, 2 even teams. Coach has balls and starts each round.

Description: 2v2 Start with coach starting with the ball, both teams send in 2 players. Play until ball leaves the grid. If the defenders win the ball they can score in opposite goal. Focus on 1st defender pressure on the ball, 2nd defender covers in behind.

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure

2. Cover in behind

3. Cues to win ball: attacker head down, turns back, bad touch, near sideline

4. Body position

5. Communication

6. Angle of approach


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Transition to Counter

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Defensive Transition to Counter (20 mins)

Set up: 20x15 grid, team split into 2 even teams. Have multiple grids to ensure no long lines if necessary.

Description: 2v2 defending, game starts with rlue team. 2 red attackers and first green defender is live when the ball is put into play, then the second trailing green defender can run and get back when the first red player touches the ball. Looking for first defender to slow the attack and the second defender to track back and cover for the first defender. Encourage the red team to win the ball back quickly if they lose it.

Coaching Points:

1) Appropriate timing

2) Cues: when to tackle (bad touch by attacker, close to sideline, attacker head down, back is turned)

3) Appropriate body position in approach

4) Pressure on ball, cover in behind

5) Hunt after loss of possession (win ball back as quickly as possible)

Progressions:

1. Adjust the size of the grid. Add 1 trailing defenders. 2v3

2. Add 2 trailing defenders. 2v4


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 + 1

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3v2 + 1 (20 mins)

Set Up: 30x25 grids

Description: 3v2 situation in the attack, with trailing defender.

Introduction: Starts with Green in attack with trailing 3rd red defender, who may get involved when ball passes red cones to make it a 3v3. If defenders win the ball they look to counter quickly to the 2 small counter goals.

Coaching Points:

1. Attack with speed

2. Early decisions to dribble, shoot, or pass.

3. Communication

4. Creativity in movement off the ball (constant mobility)

5. Incorporate give-go, overlap, etc.

5. when and how to counter


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 to 2v1

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3v2 to 2v1 (20 mins)

Description: The red start with a ball and attack 3 v 2. When the attack is over (goal, out-of-bounds) the 2 blue defenders go off the field and 2 new blue come on to attack 1 red in a 2v1. The red player that is farthest from the goal defends. When that attack is over the red defender goes off and 3 new red players come onto attack the 2 blue defenders.

Once both teams have had an attack the game restarts, but this time starting with the blue team.

If defending team wins possession, counter-attack whenever possible.

Coaching Points:

1. Defensive Organization

2. Defensive Principles (Pressure/Support, Delay, Balance)

3. Attacking Principles (Mobility, Support, Width/Depth, Penetration, Improvisation)

4. Quick build-up and breakdown

5. Communication - both defensively/offensively


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

SSG

5v5 or 6v6, FIFA Rules.

Focus on players recognizing times to counter numbers up and defensive principles.


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