Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): WPSI Tournament - March 20th, 2021. Saturday game plans

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Nathean Meadows, Adult Member

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Nathean Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Maryland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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 Fun pre-season tournament to get our season kicked into gear! Let's defend with discipline and be creative with the ball in possession. 

IN POSSESSION, WE PLAY A 1-4-2-3-1

IF THE OPPOSITION PLAY OUT FROM THE BACK WE WILL PLAY A DISCIPLINED 1-4-3-3 

IF THE OPPOSITION PLAY LONG WE WILL PLAY A 1-4-5-1 (#7 & #11 DROPPING DEEPER AND MORE CENTRAL WHEN DEFENDING

NOTE: NO PRESET 2ND HALF STARTERS. WHOEVER I FEEL WILL BEST CONTRIBUTE WILL START THE 2ND HALF.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 1 start

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 1 - 8 mins

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Game 1 - 8 mins

Dylan - Marbray

Barbad - Manny

Chris - Ashwin

Austin - Will


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 1 - 16 mins

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Game 1 - 16 mins

Ashwin - Barbad

Manny - Ben

Will - Quino (Byron to #6, Will to #8)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 1 - 22min

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Game 1 - 22min

Barbad - Nick

Ben - Chris

Quino - Tim

Marbray - David (Will to #2, Ashwin to #8, Marbray to #10)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 2 Start

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 2 - 8mins

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Game 2 - 8mins

Ben - Manny (ben to #6, Ashwin to #8)

Marbray - Byron (Marbray to #9)

Chris - Mo (Chris to #10)

Barbad - Nick

Austin - Tim

Dylan - Will V


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 2 - 16 min

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Game 2 - 16 min

Byron - Quino

Will - David

Manny - Chris

Tim - Austin


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game 2 - 22min

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Game 2 - 22min

Nick - Dylan

Mo - Marbray

Quino - Nolan

Austin - Byron

Chris - Barbad


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DEFENSIVE PHASE

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DEFENSIVE PHASE

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

OVERALL TECHNICAL THEME: DISCIPLINED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDING 

OVERALL TACTICAL THEME: CUTTING OFF PASSING LANES FROM OPPOSITION HALF INTO OUR OWN HALF. FORCE MISTAKES TO WIN THE BALL IN GOOD POSITIONS

BE PATIENT AND DISCIPLINED WHEN DEFENDING AND BE STRONG WHEN NEEDED!! 

**OUR SHAPE WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE BALL IS BASICALLY A 1-4-3-3 (IF THEY PLAY OUT FROM THE BACK)

TOP PRIORITIES:

1) INDIVIDUAL DEFENDING - PATIENCE AND TECHNIQUE

2) SMALL GROUP DEFENDING - DISCIPLINE AND PATIENCE. KNOW WHEN TO RUN AND APPLY HIGH PRESSURE

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DEFENDERS

**-Be SUPER PATIENT when defending in wide areas in 1v1 battles. Goal is to DELAY as long as possible

- Recovery and delay - we defend centrally towards the goal FIRST then out to the ball!

*- Back line staying connected and applying basic PCB principles

*- Defend centrally first. Defend narrow and compact and if we must yield any ground, yield the ground in the wide areas.

*- Recognizing the moments when to switch to the pressure defender vs the covering defender.

* DO NOT allow any balls through the back line centrally....make everything go wide! (Zone 14 - REMEMBER)

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 MIDFIELDERS

**When we lose the ball, how quickly do we mentally and physically transition into a defensive mindset and position? CLICK MOMENTS!

 - Critical that we apply pressure but recover centrally (DO NOT CHASE THE BALL HORIZONTALLY ACROSS THE PITCH!)

- Get the right team shape across the middle of the pitch and maintain the shape as we transition from side to side and front to back (4-3-3). FORCE THEM TO GO LONG WITH THE BALL

*-#6 & #8 stay central as much as possible and in playing distance of each other WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE BALL IN REGULAR POSITIONS

#7, #9 & #11 - Look for passing lanes to cut off into the center midfield areas. STAY CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER. DEFEND EARLIER!! ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING OUT FROM THE BACK

When we win the ball back, can we find open players (even if that means going backwards for the purpose of recycling the ball and starting the attack again).

DEFEND WELL, THEN PLAY IN THE DIRECTION WE ARE FACING AND FIND OPENINGS!! 

THIS IS SUPER CRITICAL - DON'T TRY TO BE TOO FANCY WHEN WE WIN THE BALL BACK

OUR FIRST 2-3 PASSES AFTER WINNING POSSESSION ARE CRITICAL AND DETERMINE IF WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE GAME! 

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ATTACKERS

#7 & #11 starting position when out of position is very narrow to make the center of the field congested.

#7, #11 & #9 - NEW RESPONSIBILITY TO CONNECT TO PREVENT OPPONENT HAVING TIME ON THE BALL AND EASY PATHS INTO MIDFIELD

If the #9 makes a decision to press hard from the front, all the attackers and midfielders must match the intensity to take away passing lanes and try to win the ball high up the field.

#9 IS THE TRIGGER/VISUAL CUE THAT DICTATES WHETHER WE PRESS AS A TEAM.

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TRIGGERS FOR THE PRESS: ball goes negative, player dribbling back towards their goal, bad sideways pass,


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ATTACKING PHASE

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ATTACKING PHASE

ATTACKING PLAY WHEN IN THE AREA OF THE FIELD WE CALL CLOSE TO GOAL (UP TO 35YDS AWAY FROM GOAL)

TECHNICAL PRIORITY: SCANNING THE FIELD - AS WE PRACTICED ON MONDAY!

QUALITY OF THE 1ST TOUCH & PASSING TO CREATE OPENINGS

IF WE DON'T IMPROVE IN THIS AREA WE CAN NEVER ACHIEVE ANY OTHER TACTICAL PRIORITIES!!!

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ATTACKERS - WHEN WE WIN THE BALL HIGH UP THE FIELD, BE ATTACK MINDED AND GO TO GOAL. DON'T BE AFRAID TO SHOOT! 

1. SCANNING

  • Taking mental pictures as the game is going on
  • Where is the closest opponent? 
  • Where is there a pocket of space to move into?
  • Where is my best placed teammate to pass to?
  • What can i observe about the game and where can I improve if i'm scanning the field regularly?

2. QUICK MOVEMENT

     -What comes first? the run or the pass?THE RUN gives visual cues to our teammates

     -How do we make sure our teammates are aware of our movement?(the speed/intention of the movement & communication)

      - What kind of movement is most likely to unbalance the defenders and create space behind the defense (angled runs at speed)

      -When you make a pass horizontal, find a new opening vertically or away from the ball (rotation of other players into the space)

3. QUICK PASSING

      - Why take 3,4,5 touches when one or two are enough?

      - Be aware of your passing options early (head up) - have a picture in your mind before you get the ball

      - don't sacrifice accuracy for speed though!

      - can we add any disguise to our passing to unbalance the opponent?

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MIDFIELDERS - MINIMIZE UNFORCED ERRORS!

**Look for opportunities to get the ball out to the wide areas or up to our #9 in higher areas of the pitch!

** Focus is going to be VERY HEAVY on our technical improvement WHEN CLOSE TO GOAL WHEN TIME AND SPACE IS AT A MINIMUM:

1. SCANNING - See attacking above

  1. THE QUALITY OF OUR FIRST TOUCH?

      -can we recognize where the defensive pressure is coming from?

      - can we head in the direction we want to pass with our first touch?

      - Does our first touch set us up for the pass we want to make next?

      - Spatial awareness - do we know the space we have and how to use it effectively

** The QUALITY & DIRECTION of your first touch really sets the stage for maintaining possession.

  2. THE QUALITY OF OUR PASSING?

      - How accurate is our passing? do we play the ball to the correct foot of the receiving player?

       - Is the weight of the pass correct to either lead them into space or give them the best chance to get a quality first touch when receiving?

        - can we manage the balance between short accurate passing and longer range passing to switch the point of attack?


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