Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending out of Balance

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Scott Jenkins
Name: Scott Jenkins
City: Roanoke
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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)

Warm Up 5v2

20x20 grid, 5 attackers versus 2 defenders in each grid

Attacking team scores a point by splitting the two defenders

Progress to 2 touch limit for attacking team

If defender wins the ball or deflects the ball, they replace the attacking player who turned the ball over

CPs: Communication (Pressure/Cover); Closing players down quickly; Position of cover defender, be strong in the tackle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v1, knockout

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v1, knockout
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4v1, knockout (20 mins)

Setup: 3 20x20 squared, 4v1 in each square or 5v2 depending on numbers

Tiny grid set up in each box with a soccer ball in the tiny grid

Aim of the game is to make 5 passes and then try and hit the ball in the middle to gain a point with 1-2 players defending

If Defender wins the ball and is able to dribble out of the grid, she earns a point.

CPs: Delaying the attackers pass; showing the attacker away from the ball in the middle; closing players down quickly; tackle the loose ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v4, 4v6

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v4, 4v6
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3v4, 4v6 (20 mins)

Defending out of balance

4 attackes versus 3 defenders

D will pass the ball into the attackers feet and the defenders have to stop the attacking team from scoring.

CPs: Pressure, Cover (shape); communication; showing the attacker to his weaker side or out to the corners so she has no options; be strong in the tackle

Progression: increase to 4v6, add outside neutrals for team of 4 that are defending.


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