Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Scituate Soccer 3-5-2 help

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Mass City Coaches
Name: Mass City Coaches
City: Norwell
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session designed to improve the ability to play out of the back with a structure of 3 CBs shifting to one side with one of them acting as a FB. Main focus points include: 1) creation, recognition, utilization of space and pressure, 2) movements and rotations to support combination play 3) Technical qualities such as first touch, lay offs to 3rd man and quality of passing.
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): TECHNICAL WARM-UP

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TECHNICAL WARM-UP (20 mins)

Organization:

  • Set up cones as shown in the diagram below - Build Up Structure
  • Same set up for all passing patterns.
  • Players start on lettered cones and/in front of mini goal.
    • Ideally 2 players on each lettered cone, 1 in front of mini goal, 1 to START, 1 as GK.

Instructions:

  • Balls can start on A cones -or- with pass to GK in front of goal making first pass to A cone (depending on numbers and GK available)
  • BUILD UP #1
    • A > B > D > Goal
    • B (WB) checks into half space, as CM pulls out wide to occupy wing.
    • Rotation: A - B - D - Goal - Dribble to start
    • Switch player checking in after 3-4 minutes. (D instead of B)

  • BUILD-UP #2
    • A > B > C > D > Goal
    • B (WB) checks into half space, as D (CM) pulls out wide to occupy wing.
    • D (WB) is unable to turn because of having tight pressure, so he lays off to C (CDM) providing support as a 3rd man and this one finally breaks pressure and connects with D (CM) advanced up.
    • Rotation: A - C - B - D - E - Goal - Dribble to start
    • Switch player checking in after 3-4 minutes.

  • PROGRESSION
    • Complete for 4-8 minutes.
      • 1- COMMAND - After completing both Build-Up Patterns players are encouraged to communicate with WB checking into half space whether he should turn TURN or lay off MAN ON
      • 2- OPTIONAL DEFENDER - Have a second player start behind D or E, this one has the option of stepping to WB checking into half space and apply pressure. WB is to make decision whether to turn out of pressure or lay off based on his awareness of this defensive player
      • 3- OPPOSED - 2v1/3v2 starts as A passes the ball into D or B. Defenders start behind one or both D and B. Player on C joins if 3v2.

Coaching Points:

  • Technical focus
    • Speed/Quality of passing
    • First touch
      • Out of Pressure - Progressive or to Turn
      • One touch lay off
    • Movement to check into pocket of space.
    • Body position
      • Awareness of pressure/defender - scan shoulders
      • Turn with ease - open body
      • Lay off - wide/strong base

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSA

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SSA (20 mins)

Organization:

  • One or Two 20x30 grids / based on numbers and space.
  • Full Size goals on end line / Mini Goals 5-10 yds from grids' end lines. (could be 2 for e/grid)
  • 5v4 + GK (this one does not participate in possession)

Instructions:

  • Zonal 5v4s inside the grid.
  • Play 3 minute games or 2 goals.
    • Ball starts with a DEF ST from PK spot passing the ball to ATT CB inside the grid
    • ATTACK
      • Players: CCB - LCB/RCB - CDM - CM - WB
      • Build up to progress to next zone and look to score on mini goal from inside the grid
      • CDM starts in central space outside of grid. Encourage players to start outside or on edge of second attacking box to create space in the desired area (half space). Movement is to be made based off 1) player checking into half space 2) pressure on the ball to support.
    • DEFENSE
      • Players: 9 - 7/11 - 8/10 - 2/3
      • Start press as ball travels inside the grid
      • Two players defend in first box (ST / FW) / 2-3 players defend in second box (CM / FB) FB is to start back in line with mini goal and decide whether to press or not WB.
      • Regain possession and progress quickly to score on goal with GK.

Coaching Points:

  • BUILD UP QUALITIES
    • Spacing and creation of space
    • Movements and rotations
    • Recognition of pressure
    • Technical executions
    • Create-Recognize-Exploit SPACE

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OLI

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OLI (40 mins)

Organization:

  • Half Field / Two thirds (DEF & MID)
  • Full size goal on end line / 2 Mini goals on half line or 15 yards passed if using 2 thirds - Place goals aligned with box width.
  • 8v6 or 8v8 + GK.

Instructions:

  • Play starts from GK - Goal Kick or Pass back to him.
  • ATTACK (BLUE)
    • 3-5 / 2-2-4 Build-up Structure.
    • Build-Up play to progress and score on mini goals. (from denoted area of the field to encourage passing range)
    • Encourage rotations and movements addressed in previous phases.
    • If playing on 2 thirds, team can only enter in mid 3rd with pass or First Touch.
  • DEFENCE
    • 3-3 / 3-2-3 High Press Structure
    • Vary from 1) Man on Man Pressing, ST does the job of CBs -or- 2) Forcing ATT team to one side of the field.
    • High intensity to press must be demanded.
    • If playing with 8, FBs make decision whether or not to commit to WB.
  • RULES/SCORE
    • No throw ins, until the end - Offsides and goal kicks enforced.
    • ATT - 1 pt for entering mid 3rd / 3 pts for a goal
    • DEF - 1 pt for winning possession / 2 pts for winning possession in ATT 3rd / 3pts for a goal

Coaching Points:

  • BUILD UP QUALITIES
    • Spacing and creation of space
    • Movements and rotations - Supportive
    • Recognition of pressure - Decision making from CBS
    • Technical executions - Simplicity to progress
    • Create-Recognize-Exploit SPACE

Progressions:

  • 8v6 into 8v8 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE (30 mins)

SCRIMMAGE

8v8 / 9v9 

4-3-3 vs 3-5-2

Half Field / Two Thirds / Full Width

Full Size Goals with GKs if possible,


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