Football/Soccer Session (U14): Group Defending

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Elliott Spruell, Adult Member

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Elliott Spruell
Name: Elliott Spruell
City: Fullerton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 12 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs. 2 to Goal

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 vs. 2 to Goal
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1 vs. 2 to Goal

Organization:

An area of 25 x 20 yards. Two small goals and two teams.

Activity:

One player with the ball dribbles out and attacks two defenders. The defending team sends one player out to pressure the ball and one to cover.

Variations:

Progress to 2 vs. 2

Coaching Points:

-Pressure and cover

-Communication

-Angle of approach

-Deny penetration

-Forect attacker toward cover

-Establish a defensive mentality


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 vs. 4 to Three Goals

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4 vs. 4 to Three Goals

Organization:

Set up a 40 x 30 yard area. Two teams play 4 vs. 4. Set up in a 3-1 formation.

Activity:

Each team attacks and defends three goals. Work on midfield play by cutting the field in half. Work on team shape and reading cues.

Variations

-Set up and work on defending with four midfielders

Coaching Points:

-Individual defensive technique

-Deny penetration

-Make play predictable

-Read cues of when to step to create a 1 vs. 1 or 2 vs. 1

-When you win the ball, counter.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 vs. 5 to Small Goals

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6 vs. 5 to Small Goals

Organization:

Set up a 50 x 50 yard area. Two teams play 6 vs 5 to small goals.

Activity:

Focus on the team with six players to improve individual, group, and team defending.

Variations:

Play to big goals with goalkeepers

Coaching Points:

-Apply proper pressure

-Provide cover and balance

-Isolate player and win the ball

-Deny penetration

-Make play predictable

-Win the ball and go forward

-Keep play on one side of the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match

Organization:

7 vs. 7

Activity:

7 vs. 7 match with no restrictions


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