Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): CFC Zone 1 Team Camp D3/S2 - Defending in a Low Block

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Shane Coyne Continental FC
Name: Shane Coyne Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Zone 1 : 7v7/9v9 Format

Day : Wednesday

Session : 2

Theme : Defensive Organization - Defending in a Low/Medium Block


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness - Pressure & Cover

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness - Pressure & Cover
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Compactness - Pressure & Cover (15 mins)

SetUp

3 teams of 3, penalty area. One team defends, one attacks and one rests.

Organization

Defenders in Yellow must work on staying compact and preventing (penetration) shots on goal while staying inside the box. Attacking players must pass the ball to create space to set up a shot on goal.

1) Start with no tackle block only

2) Introduce concept of pressure, cover balance

3) Progress to full pressure defending after 3 passes with counter goals

4) Rotate teams after set period

Coaching Points

Deny Space & Time - Close down quickly

Deny Penetration - Stay big and block shots

Body position side on, touching distance, knees bent

Balance/Weight on front foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending in a Low/Medium Block

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Defending in a Low/Medium Block (15 mins)

SetUp

40x60 field with goals

Organization

5v6 Format. Defending team of 5 start without a keeper. Must defend and work together as a team to prevent penetration. All other rules apply, offside etc.

Coaching Points

Stay compact and connected as a unit

Keep play in front and force backward where possible

Prevent penetration

1st Defender - Close down quickly, pressure the ball. Slow down/delay the attacker

2nd Defender - Provide cover to double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass/shot

Communication - Clear, commanding, detailed


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