Football/Soccer Session (U14): Pressure, Cover Balance

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Mark Purcell
Name: Mark Purcell
City: Comox
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key learning objectives:

1. Roles - pressure,cover & balance

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up
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Warm-Up (20 mins)

Organization:

- 8 x 8

- 5 Players

- 1 Ball

Instructions:

- Players will be involved in a 4 v 1 rondo activity.

- Objective: Possess/retain away from defender.

- Dynamic Stretches will included during the warm up.

Coaching Points:

- Technical sharpness

- Accuracy & Pace of pass.

Progressions:

- 2 Touch Limit

- 1 Touch Limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Scenarios

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Scenarios
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Defensive Scenarios (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (3 zones of 10-12 yds & 20 yds width

2. Three teams of 3 players

Instructions:

1. Semi-opposed.

2. If ball is played through, team receives a point and becomes defending team.

3. If defending team wins possession of the ball they attempt to score on small goals.

Coaching Points:

1. Roles - pressure, cover & Balance.

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 plus targets

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3v3 plus targets (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Set up as shown (30x20)

2. 3v3 plus targets

Instructions:

1. Players look to possess the ball and find pass to target on the ground.

2. One point for playing the ball to the opposite side target player.

3. After point ball will start with team that gave up point from target player.

4. Team that scored has to start behind confrontation line.

*** As session progresses show players cues of when to press higher.

Coaching Points:

1. Roles - pressure, cover & Balance.

2. Technique - speed and angle of approach.

3. Compactness - don't get stretched or split.

4. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.

*** Visual cues to press: Bad touch or pass, backwards pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play

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Free play (25 mins)

Organization:

40x30

6v6 with bumpers

Waiting team plays on the outside

Instructions:

1. 3 touch inside.

2. 1 touch for bumpers.

3. Winner stays in.

Coaching Points:

Minimal coaching points on topics addressed during the session.

* Encourage use of defensive principles worked on during session.


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