Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Low block to counter with direct balls

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Damien Allen

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Damien Allen
Name: Damien Allen
City: stockport
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Drill

Theme

Keeping ball then playing the direct pass

Organisation

team of 6 in each half

2 common players at either end

balls either side of possession area

Rules

Every two passes defender form opposition comes over the half way line

If you get 5 players over you can play the direct pass to the opposite end players and start the process again

End common players can pass to each other once but then ball must return to middle players

Defending team must try to win the ball and return to their teams half

Time

3 x 4 min blocks

Key points

Play 1 and 2 touch

scanning the area knowing when the direct pass is on


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Topic

Defending in a low block to counter.

Organisation

Half pitch practise

18 players

3 servers for reds numbered 1-3 above

Blues gk-4-4-1 taken out 1 cf

Reds 3 servers-3mf-strikers taken out gk and 1 cb server.

Game starts with 1 of the servers who plays a long ball into the pitch for everyone to compete.

Rules

Blues must score in the mini goals within 4 passes. They cant score without making 1 pass.

Reds score in big goals. Each ball played in has a maximum time of 30 secs in play.

Time

2 x 4 min blocks

Key points

Explain what a low block is and give reference points

Explain why you would use this tactic (to draw out opposition and counter and be solid defenisively)

Pick up second balls and secure with the first pass.

Look for pass between full back and cb which is the mini goals

Finish with small sided game 8 v 8 or 9 v 9 across width of pitch


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