Football/Soccer Session (U9): Rye Brook U9 - Defending II (Start Time: 2013-04-27 16:45:00)

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Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Littleton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 9 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 20 x 20 yard area set up as shown

2. 4 players (2 Teams of 2) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Players run out to the middle to press the ball

2. 1st defender closes down the ball

3. 2nd defender provides cover and support

4. The middle cone is there to indicate when 1st defender should slow down and get low

5. On the command of switch given by the covering player the defenders change roles

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach should force attacker into cover

2. Angle and distance of 2nd defender

3. Ability to change roles quickly and correctly

Progression/Regression:

1. P – Position more than one ball in key defending areas – i.e. attacking third and have players close down into a number of different positions

2. R – Mark covering positions with cones if players are continually out of position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 20 x 10 yard area set up as shown

2. 3 players (1 Attacker, 1 Defender, 1 Server) set up as shown

3. 1 ball

Instructions:

1. The attacking player positioned on the end line starts the exercise with a pass into the centrally positioned attacker

2. As the pass is made the defending player comes into close down the attacker

3. The attacker must attempt to score by dribbling the ball over the end line the defender has just come from

4. Points are scored for a successful tackle

5. Forwards rotate positions after each attempt

6. Defenders have five attempts before changing with an attacking player

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly as the ball travels

2. Slow down as you approach the attacker

3. Get touch tight – prevent the attacker from turning

4. Mirror the attacker’s feet

Progression/Regression:

1. P – Increase the width of the area to 15 or 20 yards

2. P – Allow the 2nd attacker to join in to make 2 vs. 1

3. R – Reduce the width of the area to reduce the amount of attacking space

4. R – Shorten the staring position of the defending player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 40 x full width of field set up as shown

2. 12 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 2 Targets, 1 Server, 1 Goalkeeper) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional balls by the server)

Instructions:

1. The feeder starts the game by passing the ball into one of the checking attacking players

2. The attacking team attempts to combine to score on the goal

3. The defending team attempts to win the ball and pass to one of the two target players

4. The exercise is restarted by the feeder

5. If the ball leaves the field, play is restarted with normal game rules (throwins, goal kick, corner)

6. Coach keeps the score and rotates players at set time intervals

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow down as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees, stay sideways on to the ball

5. Prepare for next action - Delay or Tackle

Progression/Regression:

1. P – Allow feeder to join in after making initial pass to make a 5 v. 4

2. R – Start with shadow play, feeder passes the ball into attacking players, attacking players hold the ball, defenders run in to close, practice is repeated with feeder passing into new attacking player. Defenders start from the same starting position each time


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 44 x 44 yard area set up as shown

2. 8 players (2 team s of 4) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. The attacking teams attempts to score in one of the three target goals by dribbling the through

2. The defending team attempts to win the ball and score in one of the opposite team’s goals

3. If the ball leaves the area the game is restarted with a kick in (no goal kicks or corners)

4. Teams rotate every five minutes to ensure a good rest to repetition ratio as the activity is very demanding

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow down as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees, stay sideways on to the ball

5. Prepare for next action - Delay or Tackle

Progression/Regression:

1. P – Teams can now shoot to score

2. R – Reduce the size of the area so that defending players have less space to protect


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