Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GU15 High Pressure Defending

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Fabrice Gautrat
Name: Fabrice Gautrat
City: GA Rush
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Working on pressing high but making sure to not get beat.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Warm-up

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Defensive Warm-up (10 mins)

Defensive Warm-Up Progression:

1) Players back pedal while calling out the number the coach puts up while standing behind.Players then jockey doing the same thing.

2) Players partner up and face each other. One is running diagonally forward forcing the other player to shuffle and shift hip position while going backwards. Player running forward isn't going 100%.

3) Player running forward now does the same thing but at some point takes off and tries to beat defender. Defender must perfect the crossover run to keep attacker in front.

4) Now attacker has choice to break off and run through one of the two side gates. Defender must react quickly and follow.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-up

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Technical Warm-up (15 mins)

Technical Warm-up: 30 sec-1 min

Half Players with ball, half without

1) pass and move; 5 yard sprint after you pass it

2) receive and dribble 5 yards before passing

3) half stay with ball and perform wall-passes for 30 seconds.

4) every pass is 15+ yards

Defensive progression: 3X1 min intervals

1) on command, player without ball needs to close down a player with a ball and stay with them for 5 seconds. Attacker don't run away but try to beat defender.

Coaching Points: Defender close down quickly, don't dive in, stay low and staggered, do not defend flat footed!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 12v6

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12v6 (20 mins)

2 teams vs 1 team. 40 x 40 yards. (all depends on numbers. (12v6 or 10v5, etc.)

-The team in the middle needs to press high but also stay compact. Nothing gets played through the middle.

Progression:

1) 2 min games: one team defends the whole time. Count how many times they disrupt the play. Switch defending team after two minutes. Two losing teams have fitness.

2) 2 min games: if defending team regains the ball. Every two passes they connect is one point. Switch teams after two minutes.

3) 7 min games: team that loses the ball, is now in the middle. If team connects 8 passes, then defending team has to sprint to endline and back.

Variation:

- If defending team gets more than 8 passes played against them, they have to sprint to end and back.

- if you get ten passes against you, you lose the game.

Coaching points: If one or two go 100% and the other players for 50% or 80% it won't work.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2

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3v2 (10 mins)

3v2 Progression: 45 seconds intervals

1) Shape & Pressure: 3 attackers try to keep the ball, 2 defenders work on shape and closing down quickly

2) Progress to Line: attackers get one point if they dribble or cross the 18 yard line

3) Progress to goal: attackers get one point if they score on goal

Coaching Points: Close the seams, they don't beat you inside. Force attackers wide but don't get beat line. Low, aggressive, get in their grill. Only tackle if you're 100% sure to win it.

Stay connected, step ball hard, cover angle hard, sprint hard, stay compact.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v3

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5v3 (10 mins)

5v3 Progression:

1) Shape & Pressure: 5 attackers try to keep the ball, 3 defenders work on shape and closing down quickly, closing gaps.

2) Progress to Line: attackers get one point if they dribble or cross the 18 yard line

3) Progress to goal: attackers get one point if they score on goal

Coaching Points: Stay connected, step ball hard, cover angle hard, sprint hard, stay compact


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v5

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7v5 (10 mins)

7v5 to Goal

1) Lower line of Confrontation

2) Higher line of Confrontation

Coaching Points: Communication, Work together, press the ball. Must keep ball in front of us.


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