Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defensive Principles - Pressure, Cover Balance (Start Time: 2016-10-04 18:30:00)

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Drew Munro, Adult Member

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Name: Drew Munro
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Get Low, Stay Low

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Get Low, Stay Low (10 mins)

ALL STATIONS

Get Low, Stay Low (Physical Literacy) - 10 minutes

Organization

- cones 10 feet apart

- 4 in each line

- 2 lines per group

Instructions

- shuffling starting sideways up and back around cones

- once at the end perform different dynamic stretches on way back

Coaching Points

- low center of gravity

- surfboard or sideways body shape

- quick steps


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

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Pressure, Cover (15 mins)

STATION 1

Pressure, Cover (15 minutes)

Organization

- use half field

- 3 lines of 4 cones horinzontally in different colors are set 20 feet apart

- 2 lines of 3 cones on the widths in between the lines

- 4 defenders, progressive lines in turn

Instructions

- players are assigned a number by the coach

- when their number is called they must press while the others allign in cover and balance

- the players move based on the color called, for example "blue 3"

Coaching Points

- 1st defender presses in their zone to shorten space

- 2nd defender decides where to provide cover

- balance provided by other 2 defenders

- the 3 defenders not pressuring the ball must stay in a line

- communication: "I got ball" "shift left/right" "step" "drop"

- move up the field together


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Realistic Pressure, Cover

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Game Realistic Pressure, Cover (15 mins)

STATION 2

Game Realistic Pressure, Cover (15 minutes)

Organization

- same field space as previous activity

- 4v4, progressive lines

- balls always start with team in white

Instructions

- defenders press on wings and the others must allign accordingly

- an assistant coach is on the side to ensure the second line is even

Coaching Points

- outside backs must press on the wings

- speed of transitions from 1st line to 2nd line of defence

- moving as a group

- communication

Progressions

- add one striker

- change to fully opposed, counter by passing through gates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (15 mins)

STATION 3

SSG (15 minutes), inverventions coaching Pressure, Cover only


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