FORCING DIRECTION | SKILL (19-P1)
Set Up / Organisation
- Attacking Emphasis 30% 30%
- Defending Emphasis 70% 70%
Number of Players
Key Coaching Point | Forcing Direction
Key Coaching Point 2 | Actions on Winning Possession
Diamond Yellows must now ensure they stop ball into ST, forcing play across and backwards. Compactness, which allows Yellows to regain and counter quickly or keep possession and build to finish.
Progression 1 | Add ST to Defend Against
Change formation to add a striker which forces defenders to rethink how they press and force direction in the defensive phase.
Progression 2 | Opposition Rotation
All Blues can now rotate inside and outside, creating a numerical advantage for Yellows to deal with
Key Coaching Points
As a defensive practice in the main, we must ensure the attacking quality is at the level it needs to be in order to work the defenders. Focus on the shape, to begin with and ensure both teams are applying standard attacking and defensive principles before developing additional points.
Space | Focus on space between players, ensuring gaps are at a minimum in central areas, develop players ability to slide and press quickly in relation to the movement of the ball
Time | Set time objectives to remain compact and not allow them a shot on goal in 15 seconds for example. Could develop counter if need be (score in 6 seconds)
Equipment | Ensure balls provided quickly to maintain the tempo of practice. Balls in goals so when they score they have 3 seconds to start from own end, if they don’t goal get’s chalked off. TEMPO
Players | Develop individual ability by focusing on 2-3 players throughout.
Pre-plan defenders to develop, maybe midfield 4 diamond pressure or 2 CBs organising in front and set individual objectives
Advanced | We can clearly focus on many aspects of this Attack v Defence game, with an ability to also develop transition for defending the team, yet try to focus on a specific aspect, i.e. Diamond movement out of possession. It becomes easy to sway off topic, so try to stay focused, whilst maintaining challenge from opposition doing the right things to test players.
Shape Understanding | Defensive Shape | Compactness | Slide Across | Communication