Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Building out the back (Pre-Season #3)

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Chris Wright, Adult Member

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Chris  Wright
Name: Chris Wright
City: Glenview
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

AIM: To improve the teams ability to effectively move the ball from our own defensive third into the middle and/or attacking third. 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Warm-Up

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Dynamic Warm-Up (10 mins)

Dynamic Warm-up.

1. Jog to line and back.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo - 3v1

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Rondo - 3v1 (15 mins)

FIELD DIMENSIONS: 10x10 yards   

# OF PLAYERS: 4 (3V1)

TIME: 10 Minutes.  Ratio: 90 Seconds / 30 Seconds (x5)  

ORGANIZATION & CONDITIONS:

If defending player wins ball (or attacking player kick ball out), players switch roles.

Attacking players must take 2 touches (2 touch max).  

Coaching Points:

ABC's (ANGLE of support / BODY shape when receiving / CHECK shoulder)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional

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Functional (20 mins)

FIELD DIMENSIONS: 15x25 yards (with mini goals at either end).   

# OF PLAYERS: 4 (2V2)

TIME: 12 Minutes.  Ratio: 3 minutes / 1 minute (x3)  

ORGANIZATION & CONDITIONS:

Team in possession aim to score in oppositions goal.  

Players from the attacking team are allowed into the neutral zone (even if ball is not in neutral zone).  

Defending players from the defending team are not allowed in neutral zone (unless ball is in this zone).  

NO attacking players from the defending team can enter neutral zone.  

Ball cannot be dribbled into thirds - must be a pass.  

Guided Questions:   

1. How can you create space? (defenders spread out / attacking players push high)   

2. How (& where) can we create overloads? (rotation of players / players dropping into spaces).   

3. How do we receive the ball?  (ABC's - ANGLE of support / BODY shape when receiving / CHECK shoulder)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional

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Functional (20 mins)

FIELD DIMENSIONS: 15x22 yards (with mini goals at either end).   

# OF PLAYERS: 4 (2V2)

TIME: 12 Minutes.  Ratio: 3 minutes / 1 minute (x3)  

ORGANIZATION & CONDITIONS:

Team in possession aim to score in oppositions goal.  

One Player from the attacking team is allowed to drop into defensive half.

Defending players cannot cross half line.  

One defender for attacking team can corss half line when team has ball.

Ball cannot be dribbled into thirds - must be a pass.  

Guided Questions:   

1. How can you create space? (defenders spread out / attacking players push high)   

2. How (& where) can we create overloads? (rotation of players / players dropping into spaces).   

3. How do we receive the ball?  (ABC's - ANGLE of support / BODY shape when receiving / CHECK shoulder)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase

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Phase (25 mins)

FIELD DIMENSIONS: 50x70 yards, with large goals (Field is split into thirds).

TOTAL PLAYERS: 18 (9v9).

Red team formation: GK-4-3-1 / Blue team formation: GK-2-3-3

TIME: 24 Minutes. Ratio: 5 minutes / 1 minute (x4)  

ORGANIZATION & CONDITIONS:

When Red GK has possession of the ball, players must be in their respective zones.

When Red team break Blue team forward line, or transfer the ball into the middle third - ALL zone conditions are removed.

PROGRESSIONS:

Ball must be passed into next zone / players cannot dribble into next zone.

NOTES: Ensure defending team is defending properly.    

1. Forwards squeeze high / press player on ball.    

2. Forwards force centrally / Make play predictable. 

3. Midfield players get tight / deny passing lanes.   

4. Defenders push up / reduce space between lines.

Guided Questions

1. What is our team shape (shape of back four) when #1 has possession of the ball? (#2/#3 get high & wide, #4/#5 drop deep).   

2. Angles of support - player on the ball should have minimum of 3 passing options   

3. Finding / creating passing lanes.

-Alternate session set up: use one goal and End Zones (with targe player).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase

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Phase

FIELD DIMENSIONS: 70x80 yards (with large goal & two mini goals).  

TOTAL PLAYERS: 18 (10v8).

Blue team formation: GK-4-3-2 / Red team formation: 2-3-2

TIME: 24 Minutes. Ratio: 7 minutes / 1 minute (x3)  

ORGANIZATION & CONDITIONS:

Blue team defend large goal and score in mini goals.

Red line depicts defensive third. Only 3 Blue attackers can enter this area when defending / One Red midfield player can drop in an create overload.

PROGRESSIONS:

Remove red line.

NOTES: Ensure defending team is defending properly.    

1. Forwards squeeze high / press player on ball.    

2. Forwards force centrally / / Make play predictable. 

3. Midfield players get tight / deny passing lanes.   

4. Defenders push up / reduce space between lines.

Guided Questions

1. What is our team shape (shape of back four) when #1 has possession of the ball? (#2/#3 get high & wide, #4/#5 drop deep).   

2. What is the role of #6 when building out the back? (drop into open space, find passing lanes to receive passes & rotate with #8/#10).   

3. What can #2/#3 do once ball is played into midfield? (Provide support / forward runs).


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Custom Movement
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