Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Pressing and counter pressing (Start Time: 2022-09-16 07:00:00)

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Jason Brindley

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Jason Brindley
Name: Jason Brindley
City: Oswestry
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A more games-based approach with a higher intensity and ball rolling following Thursdays tactical session

Timings

6:50-7am - Warm-up

7am-7:15am - Rondo Wars

7:20-7:35am - Pressing practice

7:40-8am - Rondo based SSG


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo Wars

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Rondo Wars (15 mins)

Focus + Session design

  • Rondo Warm
  • 35x15 area split as seen in image - could add a 5 yard middle channel 
  • 2 teams - equal numbers
  • Defending team to send 3 players in to win the ball
  • First team to 50 passes win the game

Coaching detail

  • Reaction straight away on turnover
  • Apply immediate pressure to the ball, get the ball possessors head down
  • Go as a three, work together. Where's the next pass, can we effect it?
  • Make contact

Progressions/Regressions

  • Game 1 - first to 50 passes
  • Game 2 - if you lose the ball you have to be one of the chasers
  • Game 3 - Every landmark pass (10, 20, 30, etc) you can send an extra chaser
  • Game 4 - If defenders regain and can play back into their box, resets opposition. Encourage counter-press


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing practice

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Pressing practice (15 mins)

Focus + Session design

  • Possession practice with an emphasis on pressing and reactive pressure on transition
  • 7v7(+3) 
  • 40 x 26 yard pitch with 8 mini goals positioned as seen in image - 8 yards off the pitch area
  • Possession team to make 10 passes before being able to score
  • Defending team to hunt the ball collectively and if they regain can score straight away
  • 2.5 min games - 30 sec rest - high intensity
  • First set of games, 1 team set as possession and 1 as hunters

Coaching detail

  • In possession stretch the pitch, be patient, hold and appreciate the space
  • Look to draw opposition in whilst maintaining ability to play away from pressure, through a longer pass or combinations
  • Awareness is key
  • On turn-over, immediate pressure to the ball to close the net and suffocate the space around the ball
  • Out of possession, move together, engage the ball carrier and make contact. Get his head down. 
  • Secondary defenders predict and effect the next pass. 
  • Hunt the ball, have desire to win it. Put the work in. 
  • On turnover, can we exploit the oppositions open shape quickly to score in a mini goal and play away from pressure

Progressions/Regressions

  • Progression 1 - Hunting team must find a neutral player with a pass on regain before scoring
  • Progression 2 - If you regain, you become possession team and have to make 8 passes to score. This focuses on team going form out to in and opening and stretching the pitch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo based SSG

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Rondo based SSG (20 mins)

Rondo Type Practice (20 mins)


Focus + Session design

  • Reactive pressure Rondo based game
  • 8v8 (+1) (+GKs)
  • 50 x 55-yard area (5-yard middle zone where mannequins are)
  • General principle-based practice
  • Chasing/hunting team can send 4 players to engage the ball
  • Set amount of passes equals a point

Coaching detail

  • Immediate reaction
  • Hunt together, cut off the spaces and prevent switches of play
  • Recognition of cues and triggers
  • Aggressive mentality

Progressions/Regressions

  • If hunters regain possession, can they transfer back to their grid via the mannequin gates
  • If possession team make set amount of passes, they can attack their own goal - Reaction then of chasers to protect/hide the goal
  • If possession team make set amount of passes, they can attack the far goal. The three hunters are out though.
  • If defenders getting too much success, drop to 3 players hunting

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