Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Return to Play - Non Contact/Contact Adaptable Counter Attack

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Tony Bryson, Adult Member

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Tony Bryson
Name: Tony Bryson
City: Ayr
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

  • Session to break ice/return to training. 
  • Introduce Key Facets of Counter Attacking. (Movement with ball, direct attacking, pass forward/run forward, teamwork, effective first touches to avoid breakdown and counter press)

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Skills Circuit with a partner

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Warm Up - Skills Circuit with a partner (20 mins)

Setup

  • Each player has a ball, players organise themselves into  groups of two with one attacking layer and one defensive player. 

Practice

  • 1 - Score a goal in-swinging with both feet. 2 -10 x dribble (5 with each foot) 3- Both players must hit the crossbar 4. Pass against the boards 5 times each on each board. 5- Scoop the ball in between the two goals, ball must stay in. 6- Footgolf - Ball must stop in the circle. 7. 10 keepy uppies with partner. ball must not touch the floor or your counter goes back to 0

Progression(s)

Coaching Points


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill

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Drill (10 mins)

Setup

  • Introducing key elements of counter - Travelling with the ball, speed of movement, beating opponents. 

Practice

  • Dribble with ball through opposite cones with ball - Weight of touch, speed of runs. 
  • Shaded Area - Action Zone

Progression(s)

  • 1- Skill move before line (Players Choice)
  • 2- Skill move and pass to player in next line (Emphasis on quality first touches, weight of pass, Importance of team work)
  • 3- Add in more active players. 
  • 4- Competition between defence and attack

Coaching Points

  • safe quality control, technical Balance, scanning while you do it and with speed.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Drill 2

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Counter Drill 2 (10 mins)

Setup

  • 8x8 yard squares marked with cones on each corner.

     

    Players in pairs on side line, 1 player (attacker) with ball & 1 player without the ball

    (defender). CONES 2M APART, A CONE FOR EACH PLAYER TO START ON

Practice

  • Players must start 2m apart

     

    Defender cant move until the attacker touches the ball

    Attacker dribbles and tries to beat the defender to the end line

    Defender runs and races to the line but doesn’t tackle

    The coach should number the pairs 1, 2, 3. When coach calls the number that pair

    work

     

Progression(s)

attacker races defender to end line or back to the start line using 1v1 COD moves, depending on what the attacker chooses

Lengthen the area to make more physically challenging

Defender starts with the ball and passes to attacker before overlapping and racing

Full pressure after defender overlaps

Coaching Points

 Speed up opponent  

Defenders position helps determine what to do next and when to do it


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Counter Drill 3

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Counter Drill 3 (15 mins)

Setup

  • Two mini goals. 26 yards apart depending on age. Players lined up with

     

    ball each on one side line

Practice

  • On coach's signal 1st Players in each team race around the back of the goal

     

    with the ball

    Get beyond shooting line and then shoot in the goal.

    First to score wins a point for their team

    Coach calls out scores with every goal

Progression(s)

  • 1-Competition first Team to 10
  • 2- Place the balls in a pile on the opposite side of field, just the first player with the ball, once player shoots, they must get ball either they shot with or one from the pile and pass back to teammates before they can go

     

    3- now Dribbler passes across front of 1st goal to self going round goal before playing 1-2 with WP.

Coaching Points

  • • Adjust the distance from the goal to the ability of your players. Limit

     

    Touches. • Scanning when in possession and RWTB

    • Touch Direction & Touch Speed for initial speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related

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Game Related (30 mins)

Setup

  • 30x35yard area. A defender/shooting zone at each end. 
  • Coach at side with balls 
  • teams on opposite sides of the area.

Practice

  • Coach signals, 2 players from each team have to run around the goals at their own side, both players must go round a different goal. Quickest team receives possession. One defender must defend inside shooting zone. other can press the ball. if attacking team shoot and don't score, teams switch roles and coach gives defending team the ball with a chance to score. shooting player must run back around his goal before he can defend again. SCORING IS A RUNNING TOTAL

Progression(s)

  • 2v2 defend straight away
  • 3v3 run around goals. 
  • 3v3 defend straight away
  • 1 touch finish or goal scored in 3 seconds is worth two points
  • Play must go through the midfield zone

Coaching Points

  • remind players of key components of counter attacking, safe touches, direct attacking, running with the ball. pass forward run forward. 
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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Setup

  • 6v6 or 7v7 must intercept to win ball cannot tackle. goalies change after every goal. 

Practice

Progression(s)

Coaching Points


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