Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Stage 2 - Attacking Session #19

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Dominic Casciato
Name: Dominic Casciato
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Practice Organization:

•Area 20x10yds, divided into 2 equal halves, as illustrated

•Appropriate size goals at each end, 2 balls

•7 players arranged 2 attackers v 1 defender in one half & 1v1 in the other, as shown in the diagram

•Supply of balls with coach

•Practice starts with pass into A’s from each half, between teammates

•A’s attempt to score in each goal

•A in 1v1 attempts to retain possession &/or score past D

•If 2A’s score (in 2v1): ne A can join team mate in 1v1 in other half to create 2v1, if team mate still has possession

•If D wins possession: attempt to turn & strike on goal with A attempting to regain possession & re-establish attack

•Practice restarts with original set-up arrangements & balls fed-in by coach


•Area modified depending on age & ability of players

•Effective individual defending

•Passing, moving and dribbling techniques

•Game awareness (in build-up)

•Simple progressions for this practice are

oIf A’s score in 2v1: as A runs to support team mate in 1v1 & create overload: D can recover to balance numbers (& create 2v2)

oIncrease numbers in each area by one to create 2v2 & 3v2 in each area

oA’s make pre-determined number of consecutive passes before being able to strike goal

oCoach/supporting player can operate as an ‘auxiliary winger’ for A’s, to retain possession

Key Coaching Points:

•A in 1v1 looking to retain individual possession under pressure: shielding, twisting & turning

•A in 1v1 looking for opportunities to turn D & strike at goal, whilst being aware of progress in other half of area

•A assessing need to turn versus ability to hold-up & wait for support from other half

•Combination & individual moves in 2v1 to create goal scoring opportunity

•Use of disguise & faking to use team mate to score

•Timing & delivery of final passes for team mate to shoot

•Individual dribbling & shielding skills to evade D’s & create time & space to pass

•Composure in tight-marked situation & awareness of need for patient build-up play/ball retention

•Seeking opportunities & selecting appropriate methods to shoot & score

•Reacting to loss of possession to defend or attack quickly

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