Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Compactness in defence

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David Plant
Name: David Plant
City: Shirebrook
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (5 mins)

4v3 in favour of the defensive side. Unopposed session to begin with to focus on defensive positioning.

Pitch set up is split into 4 channels. Attacking team plays ball between themselves moving ball from one side of the pitch to the other. Pause play so you can demonstarte defensive postions and keeping defense compact. One channel should be empty from defensive players at any one time as this will highlight compactness.

Coaching factors:

Closest player to the ball applies pressure

Next defensive player provides cover to the first

Next defenders provide balance and cut off the risks

Defensive team move across pitch as one close unit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill (10 mins)

Continue same set up but now play becomes opposed, still maintain pitch set up to highlight defensive positioning.

Coaching factors:

Closest player to the ball applies pressure

Next defensive player provides cover to the first

Next defenders provide balance and cut off the risks

Defensive team move across pitch as one close unit


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

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Skill 2 (10 mins)

Progress session on by removing the pitch markers to now create match realism.

Continue to highlight defensive positions but now without the use of markers

Coaching factors:

Closest player to the ball applies pressure

Next defensive player provides cover to the first

Next defenders provide balance and cut off the risks

Defensive team move across pitch as one close unit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (25 mins)

Small sided game

Play regulation rules for game realism

Pick out cosching factors during game situation


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