Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): D9 Zonal Defending (Compactness)

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Wade Forte
Name: Wade Forte
City: Greensboro
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 100 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Functional Training: Pressing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up: Functional Training: Pressing
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Warm Up: Functional Training: Pressing (15 mins)

Functional Warm Up: Defending (15 mins)

A and B pass ball from side to side. 3 sets of defenders pressure and cover the appropriate flag depending on which player (A or B) has the ball. Periodically, A or B can Pass to C. On this neg. pass first set of defenders step anmd press large cones, then filter to back of lines, All the other defending lines step to next flags. (prog- Coach holds up coloured pinnies, players yell out)

CPs: Pressure and Cover, Recognise Visual Cues, Where to show Defender - Into Cover, Which foot to lead with - Outside to show inside


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v2 Pressing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v2 Pressing
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5v2 Pressing (20 mins)

5v2: Pressing (20 mins)

Field is 35 x 15, with 5 yard central zone, 3 teams of 5

Team in possession look to connect 4 passes before they can transfer ball across to other side on ground. Central team send out 2 players to win ball back, 3 remaining players screen the central area and look to intercept passes. Play 90 sec then rotate defending team.

Prog: on interception teams flip roles, defenders bring ball in, and attackers must get into central zone before applying pressure.

CPs: Pressure ball, cover inside, show into cover, screeners read through passes. Win ball back quick


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 6 goal game

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4v4 6 goal game (20 mins)

4v4 6 goal game

Can start with three passes then play starts to allow players to defend side to side

Make sure team is compact when ball is in left zone or right zone.

Pressure-Cover-Balance

Step, Slide, Pinch, and Drop (Verbal commands)

Keep the game in front (Compactness)

Workrate-Defending is an attitude


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Scrimmage

Condition each player must take two touches.

More opportunities to press


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