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Three Team Transition

By Sean Reed – 

Objective

This session focuses on the transition and focusing on the next phase. Looking to exploit and limit opportunities depending on the transition phase.

Session 1

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Diagram 1

Set Up

  • Working with 12 + players
  • Players are split into 3 teams
  • Working with a circle (other areas can be used)
  • Size of the area can be changed depending on challenging the players
  • 1 team starts with the ball in the middle
  • 2 teams start on the outside and are positioned alternately. See diagram 1
  • The team in the middle are looking to play passes between them, once every player as played at least one pass the ball can be played to the outside
  • Going in order team in yellow bibs play to the team in black bibs, who play to the team in red bibs
  • Once a pass has been made to the outside, that team then travel into the middle and the team in the middle replace them on the outside

Progressions

  • The team in the middle remain in the middle for a set period of time (i.e. 1min)
  • The coach can stipulate a specific type of combination for example play a 1-2 or play and overlap with a player from another team
  • Restrict number of touches
  • Change the size of area

Coaching Points

  • Make the pitch big
  • Timing of movements and forward runs
  • Rotation and switching to create passing opportunities
  • Movement and angels of support
  • Next movement / decision to be made with and without the ball
  • Tempo of passing
  • Opportunities to combine and link
  • Acceleration in and out of the area

Session 2

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Diagram 2

Set Up

  • Similar set up as within the previous session
  • For this session 2x teams are in the middle
  • 1 team positioned on the outside
  • 1 team in the middle starts with the ball (goal is scored is a specific number of consecutive passes are made (i.e. 4 or 6)
  • If the team defending wins the ball, they are then looking to score by making passes.
  • The team that has just lost possession must then sprint to the outside area and the team on the outside must then sprint into the area to try and win possession

Progression

  • The team that has lost the ball as the opportunity to win the ball back before the opposition scores. If they can do so, the other team must then leave the area
  • Restrict the number of touches
  • Reduce the size of area

Coaching Points

  • Secure 1st pass
  • Tempo of passing
  • Angles and movement to support the ball
  • In possession make the pitch big
  • 1st touch to open out
  • On turn over – either acceleration out the area or immediate pressure on the ball
  • Focus on the next phase
  • Defend in numbers, deny and control space, limit passing options

By Sean Reed

Former First Team Coach of Championship side Fulham FC. Sean is a UEFA A Coach with a Masters in Sport Coaching. He has over 15 years of experience working in professional football from Academy through to First team in the Premiership and Championship.

Web – www.seanjreed.com
Twitter – @SeanJReed

Transition with Speed Work

By Sean Reed – 

Objective

This is a session that can be carried out in the early parts of the session and can be linked within some of the speed work.

Session 1

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Diagram 1

Set Up

  • 5 v 5
  • 2x Areas (20x20yds) width of Penalty box apart. See diagram 1
    One team starts with possession; objective is to make 6 consecutive passes. The game continues until the coach blows the whistle
  • On the whistle both teams leave the area to sprint and get into the area opposite. The 1st player from a team who gets in the area will be given possession of the ball
  • The time between each sprint can be dictated by the coach depending in the physical outcome

Progressions

  • Reduce the distances between the areas and on the turnover, the team that win the ball dribble across to the other area and continue keeping possession
  • Reduce number of touches

Coaching Points

  • In possession use the full area (make the pitch big)
  • Movement and angles of support
  • Body shape open to change direction of play
  • Selection of pass where, when and how
  • Communication
  • Change of pace from one area to the next

Session 2

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Diagram 2

Set Up

  • Continued from above
  • Introduction of an additional area
  • The coach dictates which area the players go into

Progression

  • The team that win the ball decide which area to travel into
  • Different restriction of touches in each area
  • Different objectives for how each goal can be scored

Coaching Points

  • In possession use the full area (make the pitch big)
  • Movement and angles of support
  • Body shape open to change direction of play
  • Selection of pass where, when and how
  • Communication
  • Change of pace from one area to the next

Session 3

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Diagram 3

Set Up

  • Continuing from the previous session
  • In this session a goal with goalkeeper is introduced
  • When the coach blows the whistle for the teams to sprint to an area. The team that wins possession of the ball will then attack the goal
  • If the defending team win the ball the game ends and the players return to an area
  • Inforce the offside rule

Progression

  • As above with the restrictions and number of passes in each area

Coaching Points

  • As within the previous sessions
  • Mindset on next phase attacking or defending
  • Exploiting opportunities to attack and take advantage of the immediate overload

By Sean Reed

Former First Team Coach of Championship side Fulham FC. Sean is a UEFA A Coach with a Masters in Sport Coaching. He has over 15 years of experience working in professional football from Academy through to First team in the Premiership and Championship.

Web – www.seanjreed.com
Linkedin – www.developmentofplayers.com
Twitter – @SeanJReed

1 v 1 Attacking

By Sean Reed – 

Objective

This session will focus on players in a 1v1 attacking situation. Looking to create space in order to receive the ball, to get on the half turn, to keep possession, to play forward and to create a shooting opportunity.

Session 1

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Diagram 1

Set Up

  • Using the set up as above. Working within an area of approx 20x 30yds
  • 2 Opposing players in the middle, with 4 players on the outside
    2 Players on the outside are target players and 2 players on the side are support players
  • 1 player in the middle will attack and the other player will defend (the coach can decide on the length of time i.e. 60 secs)
  • Players will then switch with 2 players on the outside
  • The objective for the attacking player is to play the ball from one end player to the other
  • The target players are on 2 touch whereas the support players on the side are on 1 touch
  • There is no restriction on touches for the players inside

Progressions

  • The ball can not be played back to the same target man by the middle player without another player touching the ball
  • Restrict the number of touches for the players in the middle (2 touch or 1 touch)
  • The attacking player must use both supporting players before playing into the end target player

Coaching Points

  • 1st movement to create space. Take the defender away from the ball to create space for the attacker to receive the ball
  • 1st touch to take ball away from defender toward next pass
  • Pass – safe side from the outside into the middle player

Session 2

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Diagram 2

Set Up

  • Area size – 20x 30yds
  • 2 players within the area (2 attacking / 2 defending)
  • 2 target players either end playing with the attacking player
  • The attacking players remains as the attacker for set period of time (i.e. 60secs)
  • A goal is scored by the attacking player if they can play from one target player to the other
  • The players on the outside have 2 touches

Progression

  • Restrict the number of touches
  • If the defending player wins the ball they become the attacking player
  • 1 touch on the outside
  • Can’t play back to the target player who has just played the attacking player the ball

Coaching Points

  • As within the previous session
  • Decision whether to turn or play back to then receive again
  • Positive 1v1
  • Create a yard to play a forward pass
  • Target players on the end looking to move up and down to provide an angle to support

Session 3

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Diagram 3

Set Up

  • Working with the goal area
  • Area width of 6yd box and 10 -15yd outside the penalty box
  • 2 players working (attacker v defender)
  • 2 target players to support and play into the attacking player
  • Attacking player must receive the ball outside the penalty box
  • The attacking player can use the target players, before the ball can come back in it must be transferred across to the 2nd target player on the angle
  • 2 touch for the target players
  • The defender is looking to clear the ball out of the area or force a mistake, if they win possession and play into one of the target players to score a point

Progression

  • Play with offside line within the area (if player is looking to run forward to receive from a target player

Coaching Points

  • As within the previous session
  • Movement to create space to receive the ball
  • Forward runs to receive the ball
  • Positive in 1v1
  • Looking to create shooting opportunity

By Sean Reed

Former First Team Coach of Championship side Fulham FC. Sean is a UEFA A Coach with a Masters in Sport Coaching. He has over 15 years of experience working in professional football from Academy through to First team in the Premiership and Championship.

Linkedin – www.developmentofplayers.com
Twitter – @SeanJReed