Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Pressing from the Front (Start Time: 2015-12-22 10:40:00)

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Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing practice

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing practice
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Passing practice (10 mins)

Main Moment - Defending

Key Principles - Win the ball high

Team Task - Can we win the ball high up the field when the opposition play out.

WHAT - When their GK has the ball, can we set the trap for opposition to play out.

WHO - Us 9, 7, 11, 10, 8, 6, 4

Them - GK, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10

WHERE - In the attacking third

WHEN - The GK has played out to his defenders.

WHY - So we can win high and counter attack quickly

Set up

Create a 25x35 field.

How to play

Two teams with two balls per team. Players pass and move in the area, they can pass to either colour but when the ball is passed to opposition colour the passing player must press the ball (passive to start with).

Progressions

Add more pressure once ball has been passed

- can defender win ball on opposition first touch? If not, play on.

- can defender win ball before they take two touches? If not, play on.

- can spare players of defending team also add pressure to create 2v1?


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

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Positional game (20 mins)

Set up

Create an area of 35x20 with three teams of four (or 5)

How to play

Blue and red are attacking teams, they keep possession and score points by passing through the middle channel occupied by the yellow team. Yellow can send one player in to defend the four attackers whilst the other three stay and prevent ball being played through. The attacking team that lose the ball swap with defenders.

Player tasks

Pressuring player to cut off passing options to team mates.

Players in channel to create a block to prevent ball being played through.

Progressions

- Rotate defenders based on where the ball is.

- Defending team allowed to send in more than one defender (ensure it's the right time/opportunity to double up)

- Add gates so when the defending team win possession they have to play through one of the gates or dribble out of the area.


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

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Game training (20 mins)

Set up

Create a field just over the halfway line with field brought in 5 metres on either side. Use gates/goals to replicate 7, 11 & 9.

How to play

Play starts with a blue who have 10 seconds to get a shot off.

Blue - win the ball from red as high up the field as possible and counter attack.

Red - combine to pass/dribble through one of the gates or shot into the goal (ball must hit the back of the net with no bounce to point to be valid).

Normal football rules apply except no corners.

Player tasks

#9

- set the trap for opposition to play out

- pressure CB to play one way and don't allow switch

- opportunities to double team

#7 #11

- start compact

- arrive at FB as ball arrives

- pressure FB to play inside towards our support (10, 8, 6)

#10 #8 #6

- pressure ball into midfield (prevent turns or forward pass)

- intercept and win

- screen ball through to forward players

#3 #4

- communicate with forward players

- keep distance between midfield and defence small

- prevent ball going through gate/goal


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

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Training game (20 mins)

Set up

Create a 48x70 yard field with goals at either end and flag to indicate corners of field and halfway mark. Both teams playing a 1-3-3-1 (GK, 2,4,5,6,8,9,10)

How to play

Normal football rules apply except pass in's from the sides and no corners - GK of team who won corner begins play.

Apply learning from the session to bring scenario alive and capitalise.


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