Football/Soccer Session (U18): Caldwell University; Shape of the Back Four: Pressure/Cover/Balance

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Tiago DosSantos, Adult Member

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Tiago  DosSantos
Name: Tiago DosSantos
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up:Pressure on the ball

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up:Pressure on the ball
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Warm-Up:Pressure on the ball (10 mins)

Organization:-6 players( 3 defenders, 2 attackers, 1 server)

-defensive third of the field

-defensive players; LB-Sam, RB-Tomas, CB-Patrick

-attackers; LF-Jakub & RF-Tom

-20 by 20 area

Instructions: 1. Players play 2 v 3 inside grid.

2. Attackers(blue) score by dribbling or passing over 18 yard line.

3. Defenders(white) score by winning possession of the ball.

4. Play always restarts with server(black).

5. Play for a set time, before rotating players.

6. Offsides rule is in effect.

Coaching Points: -1st defender-pressure on the ball

-communication

-delay progress forward

-sideways body stance

-on toes & take angled run to the ball

Visual Cues: -position of the ball on the field

-who has possession of the ball?(Forward?, midfielder?)

-awareness of space

Progressions: P-increase size of the field

R-defenders are active on server's pass


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

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Main Theme: Cover (15 mins)

Organization: -defensive third of the field

-40 by 60 yard area

-10 players( 4 defenders, 1 GK, 4 attackers, 1 server)

-Defending team: GK-Fritz, RB-Tomas, CB-Patrick, CB-Martin, LB-Sam

-Attacking team: LF-Jakub, RF-Tom, LM-Joaquin, RM-Italo

Instructions: 1. Players play 4 v 5 inside area.

2. Attacking team scores by shooting on goal.

3. Defending team scores by crossing over end line on opposite side with ball possession.

4. Offsides rule is in effect.

5. Play for a set time before rotating players.

Coaching Points: -Role of 2nd defender: cover 1st defender immediately

-communication

-never flat with 1st defender. Must be angled to cover space behind

-sets the offside line

-spacing between back four(no more than 5 yards)

-CB must step out to RF when in possession of ball, have outside fullbacks & 2nd CB tuck in to compact space vertically

-Fullback must step out to wide player to pressure the ball, have CB's slide over to cover and opposite fullback as well to compact space vertically

Visual Cues: -direction in which ball moves(STEP OUT WHEN BALL IS PLAYED AWAY FROM GOAL)

-who has possession of the ball and where?(outside mid?)

-awareness of space(must compact space when possible to deny time on the ball)

Progressions: P-add more players(Kyle-ACM(opposing team-blue) and Jesper-DCM/Christian-ACM for defending team(white)

R-decrease space


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

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Main Theme 2: Balance (15 mins)

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

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Conditioned Game (10 mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Full Scrimmage

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Full Scrimmage (10 mins)


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