Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U8 outdoor academy Phase 2, session 4

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Alex Sabatini, Adult Member

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Players learn how to defend in 1 v 1 and 2 v 2 situations in small sided activities


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 to Net

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 to Net
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1 v 1 to Net (20 mins)

Organization:

-The activity takes place in a 20 x 15 area.

-The coach passes to Player A who seeks to finish for 3 points. Player B pressures and seeks to win the ball and pass to the Coach for a point or dribble to one of the blue counter-goals(gates) on the end-line for 2 points

-Max 10 seconds

-The activity continues thereafter with Player C receiving and Player D pressuring

-After 5 minutes players switch roles so the defenders get a chance to attack. (total 20 minutes)

Coaching Points:

-Speed and angle of approach

-eye on ball, side-on, weight on front of feet

-Patient but threaten the ball


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

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2 v 2 to Net (20 mins)

-Organization

-Same working area as above except players now attack 2 v 2

-Coach passes to A or C and B and defend

-Rotate players after 5 minutes

-defenders seek to win possession and dribble trhough one of the counter goals for 1 point and attacking team looks to finish for 1 point

-keep score and make it competitive.

-May 12 seconds

Coaching Points:

same as above for pressuring defender +

Covering defender

-distance from pressuring defender

-angle: can he see the player w/ the ball and also the 2nd attacker(player without it)

-communication

-dont get split!

-are they able to switch roles quickly if ball is transffered and if need be


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 v 5 Small sided game

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5 v 5 Small sided game (20 mins)

Organization:

 Teams utilize the 1 - 2 -1 system of play

Coaching Points:

Focus on defending team shape....

-Stay small when not in possesssion....

-Do players understand the terms "step", "drop", "shift left" "shift right"and how to stay "connected" in the process.

-Look for teachable moments to highlight pressure and cover


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