Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending 1v1 - Make Play Predictable

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Fully Opposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Fully Opposed
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1v1 Fully Opposed

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Gates - 2yds.

3. Players set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Blue player looks to score through blue gates, red player looks to score through red gates.

2. Attackers must dribble through gates.

3. Defender (in the middle) is live on attacker's first touch.

4. If defender wins the ball, he can counter through any colored gate.

5. If ball goes out, next attacker starts the sequence.

6. Rotate roles after six attempts (three for each attacker).

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach - close the space quickly.

2. Angle of approach - bent, force away from goal.

3. Look to make play predictable.

4. Slow down as space decreases.

5. Identify correct moments to tackle.

Progressions:

1. Attackers can score on either gate.

2. If defender wins the ball and scores, he stays outside as an attacker.


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