Football/Soccer Session (U12): U23 Academy - Defensive Unit - 5-2-2013

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Simon Nee, Adult Member

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Simon Nee
Name: Simon Nee
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession
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Possession

Organization:

1. 40x30 yard area - two end zones 2x30 yards

2. 12 players - 6 to 8 attackers and 6 to defenders (set up as shown)

3. 1 ball

Instructions:

1. The activity starts by four defending players crossing the halfway line and running back to touch the attacking team’s end zone.

2. The objective for the attacking team is to penetrate into the end zone with either a pass or a dribble.

3. Offside rules do apply

4. If the defending team wins the ball there objective is to pass forward to their waiting teams mates (strikers)

5. The attacking team then transitions over to become the defending team and the action is then repeated in the opposite half

Coaching Points:

1. Defensive group to stay compact - shift as group as ball is played sideways

2. Step to reduce space when ball is played backwards or sideways

3. Press as group

4. Commication and organisation

Progressions:

1. Two touch limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical

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Tactical

Organization:

6v4

Half Field

Defensive - Angelo, Keleena, Bonny and Micheal

Midfield 1 - Bolu, Gonzalez and Plewa

Midfield 2 - Lucas, Josh and +1

Attacking 1 - Francisco, Allen and Battistesa

Attacking 2 - Edison, Allen and Azedine

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Instructions:

The attacking team of six players attempt to score

The defensive team attempts to win the ball and play to counters goals - pass or dribble through

One holding midfield works with the defensive group on transition

Coaching Points:

Stay connected and compact - distance between players

Shape when CB steps to press - full back drop back and in

Force play wide and reduce attacking team to shots from distance

Step forward to close space - GK moves up for balls through

Open up in transition


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Dribble
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