Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U9-10 Outdoor Academy: Phase 2, Session 2 (ind and group def)

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Alex Sabatini, Adult Member

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Players will learn and improve individual and group defending...


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1
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1 v 1 (15 mins)

Organisation:

-In a 15 x 15 gird with corners coned as diagram

-Player A passes to Player B and pressures. Player B receives and attempts to dribble into A's corner area. If Player A wins the ball he counters and tries to dribble into B's corner.

-Max 10 seconds..keep score and make it competitive..1 point if the defender delays the attacker 10 seconds, 2 points id the defender disposses the attacker and dribbles into corner...

-Then the practice continues with C playing diagonal ball to D corner.

-switch roles every 4 min...each player should defend 2 rounds

 Key Factors:

-Speed of approach... quickly to close down.

-Observe players first touch..if its good ---slow down!!!

-Body shape - steer attacker one way to make play predictable and eye on ball

-Be patient but threaten the ball!!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2

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2 v 2 (15 mins)

 Organisation:

-Now 2 v 2.Player A plays ball to either of B players and two A players now defend. Nearest A player closes down.the second A player supports and covers.

Then the practice continues with D playing diagonal ball to D corner.

Key Factors:

-Pressure -nearest man closes down quickly..reinforce key points as above..

-second defender- Support and cover.... angle and distance

-Communication

-closest player to the ball always pressures...If the ball is transffered and the second defender is closer they must switch off and the first defender then drops into a supporting/covering role


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2 w/recovery run

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2 v 2 w/recovery run (15 mins)

Organisation:

-White player passes to blue then recovers behind pressuring defender. Blue receives and looks to combine with another blue player who has entered the area to attack corner grid. -

-Have the white players rotate to the recovering defender line..eg once play is complete player A above will then take the place of player B

-restart the exercise from opposite corner....

-award points to attacking and defedning teams..

-Switch roles every 5 min

Key Factors:

as above

-1st defender delaying and allowing recovering defender time to get goal side to create 2 v 2

-look for cues as to when to win the ball...exposed ball, weak pass, poor touch, ball in


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): small sided activity

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small sided activity (15 mins)

Organization:

4 v 4..teams attack 3 goals by dribbling through and defend 3 goals..Adjust teams based on the number of players you have...You may add support players along the outside as the diagram or place neutral players in the inside of the grid if need be.

Coaching Points:

-look to highlight instances to re-inforce individual defending and covering defender.

-deensive principles of play


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