Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Attacking and Defensive Transition

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Ray Ramirez
Name: Ray Ramirez
City: Fontana
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up (20 minutes)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up (20 minutes)
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Warm up (20 minutes) (20 mins)

1.) Players pass in a basic pattern and as they rotate to a different cone, they do it with movements and stretches.

2.) A passes to B; B lays off the ball back to A and back pedals to create a passing lane; A passes to C; B applies immediate pressure on C; C receives the pass and attempts to dribble around B.

Focus: Passing and receiving while being pressured. Pressuring immediately the moment a ball is turned over.

Objective: Players will look to combine passes quickly and move off the ball to create space and offensive opportunities. Plus, each player is required to defensively shadow a player with the ball during the passing pattern.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition Possession

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Transition Possession (25 mins)

1.) Split the teams into two groups of 8 (Depending on your numbers)

2.) One side of the half is a 6v4. The team with numbers up possesses the ball and after connecting a certain amount of passes, they can knock a penetrating pass to their teammates on the other side of the grid. The defensive team tries to win the ball, play one of their teammates in the middle zone and those players look to attack the opposite grid and maintain posession, plus they send two more players over and they keep two in the same grid. The team that lost the ball must send in two players to help the other two and make it a 6v4.

Objective- Possess the ball as effectively as possible, play the ball wide where players have time and space and a better vision of the field to maintain possession effectively. When the ball is lost, players must transition quickly to defend and win that ball back.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transiition 6v4 to Goal

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Transiition 6v4 to Goal (25 mins)

1.) 4 backs try to hold off 6 attacking players who are free to create opportunities against them and look to finish.

2.) When the defensive team wins the ball, they look to find either one of the midfielders in the middle zone, or give a penetrating pass to the forward on the opposite side. Once that ball is connected to an offensive player, two of the back four join the attack on the oppoisite grid and look to finish, while the defensive team send enough numbers to have a 6v4.

Objective- Offensive players will work intelligently and hard off the ball to move, create space and generate goal scoring opportunities in the offensive third. The defensive team will look to win the ball and play an outlet to get out of danger and keep the ball, counter and look to scorein transition.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11 Situational

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11v11 Situational

1.) 8v8 Scrimmage focusing on the transition principles that were covered during the session (Depending on the numbers)


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