Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defensive Principles

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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
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 1
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Stage 1 (20 mins)

Technical Warm Up (20min)

Juggling (5 min)

RWB (5 min)

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1v1's directional

Cp's-warm up body and get mentally ready to compete, defensive priniciples (angle of approach, immediate pressure, fake tackles, stern tackles)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (15 mins)

Small Sided Group Defending (15 min)

2 v 2 focusing on immediate pressure & cover. 30 seconds to score.

CP: Encourage immediate pressure to prevent shot. Preseure, jockey, delay and force to cover. Balance on balls of feet, no bend at hip, busy feet. Avoid ball watching, hands on attacking player, mentally prepared to go with run.

Progression: Attacking team can play in an additonal player with 5 touches or gaining of posessition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Recovery Runs

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Recovery Runs (15 mins)

Practice Organisation:

*Area 25x15 yds, with a 5yd end zone, set out as illustrated.

*7 players (incl. GK), arranged 3 Attackrsv 1 Defender, 1 ball.

1. Practice starts with: Coach feeds the ball to one of the 3 A's.

2. After first touch by A's the 2 recovering D's chase back to defend.

3. Practice both with & without off-side restrictions.

4. If D's gain possession or GK saves their objective is to combine to get the ball over the start line.

5. If this is achieved roles are reversed, with A's becoming D's.

Learning Objectives:

1. First D works on delay & slow withdrawal of position to gain time for recovering defensive support.

2. A's look to penetrate quickly

3. Recoving D's work on lines of recovery back to goal.

4. GK's position to support & communicate with D's


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided Game

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Expanded Small Sided Game (15 mins)

Expanded Small Sided Game (15 min)

3 v 3, GK Starts with Ball. 30 seconds to score. Switch sides ea 3 minutes

CP: Focus on pressure, cover & balance as a unit. Pressure, jockey & dealy as individuals. Don't dive in, wait for opportunity to win the ball. Arc approach to force attacker to cover

Progression: Attacking team can play in additional players after 5 touches or gaining possetion


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6 No Restrictions

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6 v 6 No Restrictions (15 mins)

6 v 6 No Restrictions (15 min)

3 minute game or 2 goals - switch groups

CP: Focus on Group Defending Session. Add neutral player as necessary.


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