Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GC: BP>BPO- Winning the Ball Back as quickly as possible in the Top 3rd

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Michael  Trebilcock
Name: Michael Trebilcock
City: Newcastle
Country: Australia
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Football Problem:

Failure to win the ball back as soon as possible in the attacking 3rd.

Objective:

In this session I aim to improve winning the ball back as soon as possible in the attacking and middle 3rd.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Frame

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Frame (5 mins)

Main Moment: BP>BPO

Key Principle: Press the ball carrier immediatley

Football Problem:

5 W's

What: Failing to regain possession quickly in the Attacking 3rd allowing opposition to start attack.

Where: - Attacking 3rd

Who - 9,7,11,6,8,10

When - BP> BPO

Why - Not working together to close spaces and limit forward passes

Session Objective: Once possession is lost re-gain as quickly as possible by pressing the ball carrier as quickly as possible.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Practice

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Passing Practice (15 mins)

Organisation / Explanation

2 x grids 15 x 15mtrs

14 x players

14 x balls

cones

bibs

2 X Groups of players

7 players in each group Red & Yellow

Players pass the ball within their grid.

On the coaches call 1 player leaves their grid to win the ball back as quickly as possible in the opposing grid.

A 2nd,3rd,4th player are introduced on coaches call

1st team to win possesion gains a point

Player perform dynamic stretch

Progression:

Area larger / smaller

Limit touches

Increase running, passing & ball speed.

Introduce dynamic exercises


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

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Positioning Game (15 mins)

Organisation / Explanation

Positioning Game area 40m x 40m.

14 players

14 balls

Cones

Bibs

7 x (Red) V 7 x (Yellow)

5 players position themselves inside grid with 2 players from each team positioned on the outside of grid.

When in possession the team are to transfer the ball across the grid to the player positioned on the outside.

If you play the ball to the outside you follow your pass and the outside player comes inside the grid.

The defending team attempts to win the ball back as quickly as possible and attempts same.

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Make grid smaller / bigger.

Limited / Unlimited touches.

Minimum number of passes before passing to Bouncers

Award points for success.

Team Task:

Win the ball back as soon as possible

Player Tasks:

Player closest to ball carrier immediately press the ball to deny oppostion time and space.

Press opposition collectively as a team in direction that gives the best opportunity to win the ball

Keep defence compact

Communicate with team from behind

Coaches Cues:

If you are the closest player to the ball carrier immediately press

When the ball in on the opposite side of the pitch move quickly to make the ground as small as possible.

If you are behind a team mate Encourage them to move toward the ball carrier via verbal communication


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

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Game Training (40 mins)

Explanation:

14 players

14 balls

1 x large goals

3 x Small Goals

13 field players 1 x GK

Grid 1/2 field as shown

Red team start by trying to score in the large goal

Yellow team must prevent Red team succeeding by applying immediate pressure to player with the ball When Yellow team win ball, red team attempt to win the ball back as quickly as possible and create scoring opportunity

Offside rule applies

Restart play with Red team from half way line.

Team Task:

Win the ball back as soon as possible in attacking 3rd by pressing the ball carrier

6, 8, 10, 7, 11, 9

Player Task:

9 - Can you position yourself to direct the GK to play No 4

7 ,11 - when 3 or 4 recieves the ball close passing lanes to 2 & 5

7, 11 - Prevent GK from changing the point of attack

9,7,11- Move as quicly as possible to be goalside of the ball

6, 8, 10 - Be in a position to win the ball back. If unable force a backward pass.

Coaches Cues:

9 - When the GK has the ball direct the ball to either No 3, 4 by positioning youself to one side of the 18 yard box.

7, 11 - When 3, 4 has the ball apply pressure to force a backward pass

7, 11- When 3, 4 has the ball move into a position to deny either GK or 3 to change the point of attack

7 , 11 - If 2 or 5 has the ball move quickly to deny forward pass

6,8,10 - If your opponent has the ball be in a position to apply pressure to force a turn over or a backward pass.

Direct pressure from inside to force WD toward sideline or if already in wide position press from outside to encourage negative pass but if unable to apply early pressure, drop into position in space to prevent forward pass

React upon winning possession with quick forward pass preferrably behind defenders if possible and movement of players into forward positions to create goal scoring opportunities


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

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Training Game (20 mins)

Explanation:

20 minutes

Area 60 x 40

14 players

14 Balls

2 x large goals

2 x Team 7

6 x field players and 2 x Keepers

Game commence with either keeper

If you score re-start play with your keeper


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