Football/Soccer Session (U13): Defending with flat back four(island tree)

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up: 3 team possession game.

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up: 3 team possession game.
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Warm up: 3 team possession game. (20 mins)

Organization:

40x40 area.

Three team of 5 players.

One ball (extra ball around)

Instructions:

Two teams( red and Blue) play a possession game, black team is defending.

If red color team lose the ball they become defender. The 1st ( black)defending team is now possessing the ball with the blue team.

Coaching Points:

Angle of approach.

Speed of approach.

Force the ball into pressure.

Quickly get compact.

Communication.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure.Cover.Balance.

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Pressure.Cover.Balance. (30 mins)

Organization:

1. Penalty area set up as shown

2. 5 players(2 Atackers,3 Defenders)setup

as shown

3. 1bal(Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. The teams of two attackers work to possess the ball from the two defenders

2. If the defending team wins the ball they to atempt to possess

3. If the ball leaves the area the activity is restarted with a kick in

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach, should force attacker into cover

2. Angle and distance of 2 defender

3. Ability to change roles quickly and correctly

4. Force square passes

Progressions:

1. P–Alow attackers to score on the goal

2. R – No tackling from defenders only pressing and interceptions to ensure correct shape


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main theme defending four.

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Main theme defending four. (30 mins)

Organization:

1. 30x30 yard area, setup as shown

2. 10 players(4 Defenders,3 Atackers,2

Servers , 1 Goalkeeper ) set up as shown

3. balls(Additional centraly behind servers)

Instructions:

1. The servers operate behind the restriction line

2. They must pass the ball into the attacking players who atempt to score in the limited space they have to work in

3. If the defending team wins the ball they atempt to find the servers players

4. The game then restarts from the servers

Coaching Points:

1. Deny penetration by staying compact

1st 2nd 3rd

2. Interchanging of positions – Pressure (1 defender),Cover(2 defender)and Balance (3 defender)

3. Stepping up to limit space when pressure is on the ball

4. Play quickly orwards when you win the ball.

Progressions:

1. P–Increase the width of the area so defenders start to defend in realistic spaces

2. P – Remove the restriction line and alow servers to play with the attacking players to make a 5v4

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