Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Girls Academy 9-7-16 Defending Principles

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Fabrice Gautrat
Name: Fabrice Gautrat
City: GA Rush
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending
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1v1 defending (15 mins)

1v1 Defending:

Coach has freedom to go to big goal or small goals. Just teach principles of defending.

-Fast to slow - high to low

-Bend run and have staggered stance

- Stay Goal side


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Changes of Direction + Shooting

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Changes of Direction + Shooting
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Changes of Direction + Shooting (15 mins)

Changes of Direction + Shooting:

Do same thing on opposite side.

i. Players can start with dominant foot just going through cones as quickly as ppossible

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 Game

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3v2 Game (15 mins)

3v2 Game to Big Goal

set-up: 2 teams,one team is defending and one team is attacking

Organization:

Game starts with defending pair passing ball out to attacking team who is trying to score on big goal.

Coaching Points: Is there good pressure and cover? Is there good communication? (force wide, I've got cover, pressure or delay) When do you know when to press and when to delay?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v5+GK defending in defensive half

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8v5+GK defending in defensive half

8 vs 5 +GK (for 9v9 age group)

The five defending players are 4,5,2,3, and 6 + GK vs. a 3-3-2.

The defending team just works on preventing penetration and not allowing opponents to create scoring chances. In our defensive half we force the play wide and staing goal side. Weak side outside mid needs to cover for weak side center back.

Restarts can be started by coach playing ball into attacking team.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 or 9v9

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7v7 or 9v9 (20 mins)

Roles of Each Player in 7v7 in Build-up Phase: 1-2-3-1

7v7 grid size: 28 x 45 yards

9v9 Grid Size: 45 x 70 yards.

Coaching points: *****LET THEM PLAY!!!! DONT STOP IT EVERY TWO SECONDS AND DONT OVER COACH. LET THEM PLAY AND MAKE ONE OR TWO FREEZES. COACH IN THE FLOW AND IN NATURAL STOPPAGES!!!!!!

#1: Role of the Goal Keeper: keepers should learn how to support the back line in possession, how to distribute and be the first line of attack instead of just punt the ball long. Keepers need to learn to pass the ball on goal kicks rather than just kick it long.

#4&5: Role of the Center Backs: The back line plays a vital role in possession. The defenders need to learn how to support the midfield in possession, how to make the field big and how to help relieve pressure. The defense also plays a crucial role in switching the point of attack.

#6 Role of the Defensive Midfield: the number 6 player dictates the rhythm of possession. He needs to learn how to support the attack from behind the ball.

#2&3 Role of the Wide Players: Players 2 & 3 provide width and penetration. They need to learn to stay wide and open body to the field and provide support to the midfielders.

#9 Role of the Center Forward: Player 9 provides depth and an outlet from high pressing opponents. She needs to learn to stretch the field and stay high and central and be available for the long pass option from the back.


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