Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): ASE Development Academy Defending

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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

Organization:

-set of red cones 5 yards apart as shown

-1 blue cones

Instructions:

-Players perform defensive shuffle to each red cone

-Once arriving to the last red cone players will sprint around blue cone to the beginning of the line (to create 'stepping hard' to defender)

Coaching Points:

-Bend knees to keep low center of gravity

-Keep body in a sideways position with the front foot thinking

-Stay on the balls of the feet

-Open and close hips to change direction efficently

Progression:

Introduce drop step - add drop step and sprint between cones (make sure to practice both sides)


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

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Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

-3 players to a group

-1 ball

-10x20 grid

Instructions:

semi-opposed

-Player A passes to player B then closes down space

-Player B dribbles to the opposite end line executing moves allowing player A to shadow movement in a defensive positioning

-Once arriving to the end line Player B switches roles with player A

-Continuous rotation

Coaching Points

-Immediate pressure

-Bend run out to in forcing play to one side

-Decelerate as space is closed down

-Deny forward penetration

-Stay arms length away

-Approach defender sideways forcing to nearest touchline

-Front foot thinking

-Low center of gravity

-Stay on the balls of the feet

-Patience and concentration

-Communication

-Providing support

Progression:

-Fully Opposed - attacking player dribbles through the opposite end line to gain point

-Add extra defender to introduce supporting play. Come from behind attacker. Do 1 burpee to force pressure to delay attacker.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 game with gates

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4v4 game with gates (15 mins)

3/4/5 v 3/4/5

Setup:

30x25

1 goal on each endline

Instructions:

1 point for dribbling through gate

2 points for scoring goal

Coaching Points:

- Get on your surfboard (don't be flat)

- Match speed of attacker going backwards

- Wait for a mistake


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

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Main Theme (10 mins)

Organization:

-Divide into 2 groups blue and red

-Place two goals near the corner of an end line (as shown)

-Set of balls

Instructions:

-Player A passes to player B then closes space down to prevent goal scoring opportunity

-Attacking team earns 2 points if they score before passing the blue cone, 1 point if they score past the blue cone

-First team to score 10 goals wins

-Rotate lines after 2 minutes

Coaching Points:

-Same as warm up

Progression

-Add an extra defender and attacker to introduce supporting play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

Organization:

-Same set up; 2 grids become 1 field

-Add two small goals on the endline

Instructions:

- 2v2 to goals

-First team to 10 goals win

Coaching Points:

-same as warm up and main


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4

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4v4 (10 mins)


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