Football/Soccer Session (U18): Basic Defending

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Richard Dryden, Adult Member

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Richard Dryden
Name: Richard Dryden
City: Nottingham
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm Up
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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Body shape when retreating
Technical Tactical
Drop quickly
Technical Physical
Drop quickly
Technical Psychological
Good habits
Technical Social
Help mates out with good deliveries

Defending Warm Up (20 mins)

5 yards apart

Player 1 passes t player 2, 2 passes the ball back 1 yard and pushes back 5, change when reaching the cones.

Progress to dribbling side to side.

Volleys

1/2 volleys

Headers

Chest volleys

Key Points

Body shape when dropping

Retreat quickly

Quality of pass, touch, etc


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1, 2v2

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Body shape when closing down
Technical
Tactical
Show one way
Technical
Physical
Close quickly, slowing down at the right time. Knees bent stay low
Technical
Psychological
Be patient don't dive in.
Technical
Social
Play as a unit, and communicate

Defending 1v1, 2v2 (40 mins)

30x10y

Red passes to to blue, blue tries to run to ball through the cones.

A Coaching Points

Close down arcing the run, showing the forward one way

Body position open, knees bent.

Keep the attacker down the line.

Be patient, win the ball when the time is right.

B

20yx30y

Coaching Points

Work as a unit, no big gaps through in middle.

Force wide.

Second defender gives depth and distance.

Communication.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing As A Unit In SSG

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Body shape when closing down
Technical Tactical
Close the ball quickly, balance off, depth and distance
Technical Physical
Close down quickly, strong when tackling, be hard to beat
Technical Psychological
Mentally tough, be hard to beat
Technical Social
Communication, organise team

Pressing As A Unit In SSG (40 mins)

Nearest man close the ball

Don't dive in

Body shape on approach

Team mates balance off

Counter quickly

Finish session with a cool down, jog, stretch, drink, and debrief


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool Down

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Use correct techniques
Technical Physical
Improve bodystrength

Cool Down (20 mins)

Team Learning Objectives

Session Organisation

How to Play

Progressions

Tech/Tact Focus

Physical Focus

Social Focus

Psychological Focus


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