Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Learning to defend in small groups

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Teach players to make good decisions off the ball defensively


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical warm up
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Technical warm up (20 mins)

Technical Warm up (30min)

juggling in pairs/passing and receiving (10min)

1v1's No ball

1v1's w ball

Small sided activity

Defending in small groups

Pirates of the caribean

Players run across and players in the middle must work together to get pinnies off

Players driblle across while defenders must learn to work together to get the ball away

Cp's-Communicate, defensive principles, be physical to get the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2 (20 mins)

Extended small sided 5v3's dutch style

5 players in red try to get the ball moving while the players in green must work together to gain posession of the ball. Once green gets the ball, they must give it back to red (2min) intervals

CP's-communicate, defensive principles, compete physically


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (20 mins)

3 team keep away

In a 40yd x 50 yds grid

1 team defends for 3 min. Change teams. The team that best applies defensive principles skips part of the fitness

Variation- add transition as the game goes. Coach will switch the defending team on the fly

CP'-Same as the previous drills


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

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Screen 4 (20 mins)

Final activity

2 or 3 teams 6v6 + 2 neutrals only to reward team defending once posession is regained

Same coaching points as before.

Cool down and stretch

Session summary


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