Week 4 plan.
Defending, leading into Transition to Attack.
- Organization of the defensive line for the right pressing moments, and counter attacking.
- Trapping the opponent wide or forcing them into tight areas.
Session for a back 4 + 1 central midfielder (YouTube).
- The forward line up is the same from this formation, 3-1.
Session for a back 3 + 2 central midfielders (YouTube).
- Note this is a true man:man formation match.
Blue team defending the goal. Pressing and setting traps to then transition forward using the wing backs to overload the opponent. You can use a halfway line as a mark for which to begin pressing or use it as a target to not let the opponent cross. Or not acknowledge the halfway at all!
Attacking (red) team:
Move the ball quickly to avoid the press and traps of the blue team. Overload the middle with diamond shape. Attack and score.
Defending (blue) team:
Identify the moments to press the ball – higher/lower on the field and why (could be a bad touch, facing backwards, slow play etc.) and how to press together to steal the ball and counter attack effectively.
Scoring: Bonus goals for the defending team to win the ball and score within 5-8 seconds. Also add value to a goal if the ball is stolen and recycled (in transition, we don’t always need to attack directly)
1 – Attacking
How many times did we beat two opponents with one pass or one dribble?
How many times did we get a chance on goal in the opponent’s half after stealing the ball?
2 – Defending
How many passes did we steal, or force out of play?
How many times did they beat us with one pass or one dribble?
3 – Player’s choice