Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Introduction to defensive principles

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Craig Smillie
Name: Craig Smillie
City: SOUTH PLAINFIELD
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Pressure, cover. 2 v 1 . 2 v 2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction / 2 v 1

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Introduction / 2 v 1 (20 mins)

Introduction to 2 v 1 defending.

Pressure, Cover.

Ball passed to yellow attacker. Attacker attemping to dribble past defender and cross the line.

Defenders role - 1st def (Closest to the ball to pressure) 2nd - to cover 1st defender.

Coaching points

1st defender

Pace to get to the attacker.

Position (surfer)

Patience

2nd def

Cover 1st defender

Angle behind defender

If the 1st defender is beaten by attacker the 2nd is there to cover .

See Saw effect. When closest defender goes to ball 2nd defender drops back to cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2

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2 v 2 (20 mins)

Same as previous screen

This time when ball is passed to 2nd attacker the closest player must pressure the ball. 2nd defender to cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): To goal

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To goal (20 mins)

Same as previous screen

2 v 1 to start this time attackers have direction. Two goals and their role is score in either.

Defenders to win ball and dribble or pass through red gates.

Progression

2 v 2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

SSG - 4 v 4

Making sure to highlight and enforce the previous coaching points.

Freeze game to make points and demonstrate the value of Pressure / Cover in a game situation.

Highlight that pressure, cover can used all over the field.


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