Week of September 7

Coaches

Here's a podcast:

https://wcctrainingcenter.com/245-a-coaching-conversation-with-john-murphy/

Here's a great training session to work on ball circulation, playing out of pressure and finding the easy option.

 (Play the way you face): 1-4-2 v 2-3-1 (1) 














 

 

Set-up and sequence: 1 goalkeeper and 4 defenders against 4 black attackers are placed inside an area 5 yards longer than the penalty area. 2 red free players are placed inside a further 10 yards area, acting as midfielders for both the teams. The goalkeepers passes the ball toward one of the midfielders and the attacking move must be developed to score playing always to the nearest and easiest option. If the goalkeeper passes to the defenders, their goal is to keep the possession, passing the ball toward the red midfielders.

Coaching points: ball circulation, play toward the easiest passing options, be an easy passing option.

Exercise 6 (play away from pressure): alternate 1 v 2
















 

 

Set-up and sequence: 8 players (4 blacks and 4 yellows) are placed inside a rectangular area that includes 2 more smaller zones, where the defenders are asked to play. The players of the possession team are placed along the sidelines of the set-up. The goal of the possession team is to circulate the ball, waiting for a teammate who runs inside one of the receiving area, to control the ball under the pressure of the defenders (1 v 2) and to play out. The passer and the receiver exchange their position after every complete sequence. If the defenders win the ball, the roles of the teams must be switched.

Coaching points: control and receive under pressure and outnumbered, pressure to win the ball exploiting the numerical advantage.

Exercise 7 (play away from pressure): alternate 1 v 3 – 1
















 

 

Set-up and sequence: 11 players (6 blacks and 4 yellows and 1 red free player) are placed inside a rectangular area that includes 2 more smaller zones, where 2 defenders and 1 forward are asked to play. The other 4 players of the possession team are placed along the sidelines of the set-up. The goal of the possession team is to circulate the ball to allow a teammate inside the center areas receiving a pass, to control the ball under the pressure of the defenders and of the incoming red free player (1 v 3) and to play out. The passer and the receiver exchange their positions after every complete sequence. The goal of the defenders is to create a strong area around the ball to win it back; if they are able to win it, the roles of the teams must be switched. The red player always wins the ball for the defending team.

Coaching points: control and receive under pressure and outnumbered, create a strong area near the ball, pressure to win the ball exploiting the numerical advantage.

Exercise 8 (play away from pressure): alternate 1 v 3 – 1













 



 

 

Set-up and sequence: this exercise is a variation of the previous one. 11 players (6 blacks and 4 yellows and 1 red free player) are placed inside a rectangular area that includes 2 smaller zones, where 2 defenders and 1 forward are asked to play. The other 4 players of the possession team are placed along the sidelines of the set-up. The goal of the possession team is to circulate the ball to allow a teammate inside the center areas receiving a pass, to control the ball under the pressure of the defenders and of the incoming red free player (1 v 3) and to play out toward a 3rd man, after a wall passing combination. The passer and the receiver exchange their positions after every complete sequence. The goal of the defenders is to create a strong area around the ball to win it back; if they are able to win it, the roles of the teams must be switched. The red player always wins the ball for the defending team.

Coaching points: control and receive under pressure and outnumbered, create a strong area near the ball, pressure to win the ball exploiting the numerical advantage.

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