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Deep-lying Striker: The false 9 - Exercise 1

Deep-lying Striker: The false 9 - Exercise 1

 
Goal
Equipment
  • sufficient markers to outline the field
  • 2 vests
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • 2 goals
Preparation
  • Playing area: 60x70 meters
  • Players: 8 + 2 goalkeepers
  • Duration: 26 minutes
  • Series: 2 series of 10 minutes with 3 minutes of recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Simplified game to stimulate players in performing units movements adjusting timings in presence of a "playing in the hole" striker
Losing your marker, Finishing, Goal defense, Intercepting, Improvisation, Mobility
Organization

Form a 60x70 meters field using the markers. Place the regulatory goals on the short sides. Create 2 side zones of about 10 meters L1 and L2 using the markers and a central zone. Arrange the players inside the side zones, 2 players in zone 1 with an opponent, 1 player in zone 2 with an opponent and a player in zone 3. The goalkeepers defend the goals.

Description

In this first exercise of the progression, propose a simplified game where 2 lines midfield and attack, have to find the right timings and movements to shoot at goal with opponents playing to regain the ball and shoot.

  • On coach starting signal play 6 vs 2 with the aim of scoring a goal

Rules
  • The deep lying striker has to enter the zone 2 to create an overload in the midfield playing 2 vs 1 and creating the free space behind for inserting run into zone 3 by wide player
  • The central defenders inside zone 1 can create a power play into the side zones and have to insert in zone 3 trying to shoot after a penetrative pass by a midfielder or a flank play by a striker
  • If the opponents regain the ball, they can score without leaving their positions and the team with the overload defends the goal
  • The players inside zone 2 at the beginning, must stay in that zone

 

progressione falso 9

Penetrative pass

 

Apertura della punta per un esterno

Opening pass by the striker for a winger

 

Progression

 

Deep-lying Striker: The false 9 - Exercise  2

Simplified game to stimulate players in performing units movements adjusting timings in presence of a "playing in the hole" striker 

 

Simplified game to stimulate players in performing units movements adjusting timings in presence of a "playing in the hole" striker 

 

Simplified game to stimulate players in performing units movements adjusting timings in presence of a "playing in the hole" striker 

 

Simplified game to stimulate players in performing units movements adjusting timings in presence of a "playing in the hole" striker 

 

Coaching Points
  • If a central defender of zone 1 moves to a side zone L1 or L2 to create an overload, the winger has to support the teammate
  • Encourage the wingbacks to attack the side zones extending the attacking action to create a power play on the sides
  • Encourage the central striker to check away before entering the zone 2

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