Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Pressing

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Ka Leung Chan
Name: Ka Leung Chan
City: Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v3 transition

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v3 transition
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8v3 transition


2 30x30 grids (can adjust according to players' level)

8v3 possession game in 1 grid

As the defending team regains possession, they try to play the ball back to their own grid ASAP.

If the ball is successfully transferred into the other grid, the 3 defending players go back in helping keeping possession while the other team sends 3 players to regain the ball.


- add more pressing players

- 3/2/1 touch play for team having possession

Coaching point:


- aggressive attitude

- invited pressing (curved approach to invite passing to desire direction)

- covering players notice the invitation and follow up

- mental preparation for non-pressing players, don't switch off!

Keeping possession:

- head up

- early decision

- supporting angles

-switch play

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

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Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
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Back/Forward: Drag timeline button