Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Principle Session: Breaking lines/Pressing with intent (Strength Based Session)

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Andrew Stokes, Adult Member

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Andrew Stokes
Name: Andrew Stokes
City: Swansea
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Principle Based Session - Pressing with intent (Primary Focus) Breaking Lines (Secondary Focus). Strength focus on Match day -3.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up (15 mins)

Key Factors

Warm up (15 mins)

Key Factors

Organisation

Activation - Rondos (8v2) find spare man

BLUES press - If they win the ball and make 4 passes or hit a big cone they can nominate any 3 players to go in.

If REDS give away the ball they must immediately central press (Go in) and look to regain the ball - once regained game continues but the RED who lost possession changes with any BLUE

Key Points

REDS cant go into square to recieve - if pass is short player who played it goes in - IF red goes in to recieve he goes in for breaking the rule.

Warm up

1. Stretch

2. Dynamic warm up raising heart rate and body temperature

3. Activation/ boxes - promotion & relegation

Time: 15 mins


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4v4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4v4
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4v4v4 (15 mins)

Key Factors

Organisation

4v4v4

Four in the middle press with intent and aggressively - if they win the ball they must play out to team who didnt give away possession then they go out and the team that lost possession go in.

Key Points

(In Possession) - Safest Furthest Pass - Look to split and make distances for the middle team to press

(Out of Possession) Press man on the ball, the other player locks on from the side the ball came from, the other player gets ready to press creating a 3 man press and the other man covers central passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Position Specfic

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Position Specfic (15 mins)

Key Factors

Position Specific

9v3(with Reds on the outside rotating every 20secs - 3 press then on the whistle they go out and another 3 go in

30x20

4x2 mins/90secs

The CDM is individualised and will be provided key detail concurrently or terminal in breaks. There are two identified CDM in session and will rotate with both paying as CDM for 2 blocks to manage physical load.

Key points

Movement to recieve

1st touch

Body position

Detail on pass

Check shoulder, see 3 sides of pitch.

Blues are asked to press and if reds can make 7 passes whilst playing through the CDM that gets them a goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

Key Factors

Organisation

SSG 11V8

36x55

2x6mins /90secs

SSG looking at the red team building out from the back in a 442 diamond vs 242. Full backs and wide men are locked in wide areas. When bues win the ball can they transition quickly and score within 8 seconds.

Individualise CDM

Can position yourself in a way in which any pass you receive breaks the first line of pressure?

Can you make sure that you can see three corner flags as you make an attempt to receive the ball?

Can you use one-touch turns to position yourself to play forward as often as possible?

There are two identified CDM in session and will rotate with both paying as CDM for 2 blocks to manage physical load.

Key points

Movement to recieve

1st touch

Body position

Detail on pass

Check shoulder, see 3 sides of pitch.

Focus on the session - break lines and how quick can we turn defensive transitions into attacking transitions.


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