Football/Soccer Session (U14): Valley Stream Travel - 2nd Defender Cover

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Duane Pena, Adult Member

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Duane Pena
Name: Duane Pena
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up

Organization:

Groups of 3. 1 ball per group

Instructions:

Players pass ball and move around.

On coach's command, the last passer follows his/her pass and pressures the ball and the 3rd player provides cover.

Include Dynamic Stretches and movements for 1 min every 3 mins

Coaching Points:

2nd defender should cover side 1st defender is showing.

Read body language of attacker and 1st defender.

Communication.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 1

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Main Activity 1

Organization:

2v2 to endlines.

Continuous play

Instructions:

Must stop ball on endline to score

Coaching Points:

2nd Def provides cover for the space in behind the 1st defender.

Keep an eye on 2nd attacker

Angle and Distance of support depends on position, shape and attitude of 1st and 2nd attackers

Where are they on the field? Close to our endline? Far away?

Communicate

Can we use the side line as a 3rd defender?

What happens if/when 1st defender gets beat?

Progressions:


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

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

Organization:

3v3 to 2 goals on each end line

Continuous play

Instructions:

Players can score in either goal at the end they are attacking

Coaching Points:

2nd Def provides cover for the space in behind the 1st defender.

Keep an eye on 2nd attacker while covering goal closest to your side

Angle and Distance of support depends on position, shape and attitude of 1st and 2nd attackers

Where are they on the field? Close to our goals? Far away?

Communicate

Can we use the side line as a 3rd defender?

What happens if/when 1st defender gets beat?

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 3

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Main Activity 3

Organization:

4v4 to pugg goals or medium goals (or larger goals if available with goalkeeper)

Continuous play

Instructions:

Both teams set up in diamond formation 1-2-1

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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

Organization:

6v6 or 7v7

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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