Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Individual Defending

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David Kenney
Name: David Kenney
City: Austin
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session focusing on individual defending and encouaging tackling.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Roundball Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Roundball Defending
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Roundball Defending

Set out two circles of cones, one inside of the other. Four defenders in the middle without a ball, everyone else on the outside dribbling.

- Game #1: When the coach whistles, the four defenders run out and jockey a player with the ball but do not tackle.

- Game #2: When coach blows the whistle, defenders have 10 seconds to tackle as many players as possible.

- Rotate 4 new defenders into the middle and repeat.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Two Square Defending Race

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Two Square Defending Race (20 mins)

Two separate boxes - One defender in each box, every other player has a ball inside the space.

- Game #1: Which ever defender tackles all of the players inside of their box first wins.

- Game #2: Continuous game where the player who loses the ball becomes the new defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Cole Game

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The Cole Game (15 mins)

Goalkeeper serves the ball out to the attacker who then tries to score on the big goal. If the defender wins the ball back, they may counter to the small mini goals on the outside.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): You Shall Pass

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You Shall Pass (15 mins)

Split into two teams with one defender in a zone in front of the mini goal. The object of the game is to free a player up to dribble into one of the zones to take on the defender 1v1.


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