Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Individual Defending Session 2 (Start Time: 2014-02-24 13:50:00)

Profile Summary

JJ Ruane
Name: JJ Ruane
City: Chicago
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

February 24-March Session 2

Can play 4v4 to finish the session with GKs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm-up
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Defending Warm-up (20 mins)

Objective: Improve individual defending technique

Area: Half of ¼ of Campton indoor field

Activity: Play 4v2 or 5v2 in the shaded area. On coach command, whichever two players are defending they must now sprint out of the area and get into a good defensive shape for the cones. Show all the cones inside except the middle one (player’s choice). Left over players can play one touch in the shaded area until players get back.

Coaching Points: Fast approach slow arrival; take an angle of pressure to the ball that eliminates the attacker opportunity to penetrate; up on the balls of your feet and keep them active; manipulate attacker to where you want him/her to go; hips must be open and body side on

Progression: Assign all players numbers. Play 4v2 or 5v2 as above, but this time on coach command, those numbers go defend right away. Can make it a competition to see who can close the cones down first. Again, show outside cones inside.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending

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1v1 Defending (25 mins)

Objective: Improve individual defending technique

Area: Divide ¼ of Campton indoor field in half

Activity: Set up activity as shown. Defender plays ball into attacker- attacker tries to score on the goal, can shoot anytime. If defender wins it, they try to play into the targets to score. Defenders should rotate clockwise. Play rounds of 3-4 minutes at game speed. Losers have extra training.

Coaching Points: Fast approach slow arrival; take an angle of pressure to the ball that eliminates the attacker opportunity to penetrate; up on the balls of your feet and keep them active; manipulate attacker to where you want him/her to go; hips must be open and body side on; be patient in the tackle; play out of pressure when winning the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 Defending

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2v1 Defending (25 mins)

Objective: Improve individual defending intelligence when defending 2v1

Area: Divide ¼ of Campton indoor field in half

Activity: Set up activity as shown. Defender plays ball into attackers- attackers tries to score on the goal, can shoot anytime. If defender wins it, they try to score by dribbling across the line. Play rounds of 3-4 minutes at game speed. Losers have extra training.

Coaching Points: Fast approach slow arrival; take an angle of pressure to the ball that eliminates the attacker opportunity to pass; up on the balls of your feet and keep them active; manipulate attacker to where you want him/her to go; hips must be open and body side on; be patient in the tackle; play out of pressure when winning the ball; encourage defender to make them play 1v1 as often as possible; encourage the GK to communicate to defender to manipulate the play


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