Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): UEFA B Defending in the Final 3rd

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Alen Slamin
Name: Alen Slamin
City: motherwell
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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This is a UEFA B Licence Session looking at Defending in the Final 3rd.


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

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UEFA B Warm-Up (15 mins)

This is a UEFA B Licence Warm Up looking at the Defenders and the basic principles of defenders movement.

Set-Up - 4 Defenders in a typical back 4 set-up. Each defender stands at a mannequin with a marker 5 yeards in front of each defender and an end line 15 yards past the coach/team-mate.

Drill - The coach or a team mate will play a pass to one of the markers laid out in-front of a defender. The defender closest to the marker will come out of position and play a return pass to the coach/team-mate. As this happens the other defenders will re-adjust to accomodate the out of position defender. After all 4 defenders have played a pass back to the coach the coach will ask them to "get out". On this command all 4 defenders will sprint out from their mannequins and past the end line marked out past the coach.

Progression - A variety of feeds can be given by the coach (i.e Headers & Volleys)

Strikers can be put in place for the 2 CBs to engage. As they engage them the strikers will be the ones to play the return pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): UEFA B Component 1

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UEFA B Component 1 (20 mins)

This is a UEFA B Licence Component 1 drill looking at Defending in the Final 3rd.

Set-Up- Red Team (Defending) Back 4 positioned before play begins

2 recovering Midfielders will join the play as the 1st pass is made

Blue Team (Attacking) Front 2 positioned before the play begins

3 attacking midfielders will join the play as the return ball is played.

Making it a 5v6 in open play

Half of a Full Pitch is used.

Drill - play begins with the Blue Midfielders playing a pass into the strikers feet. As this ball is played the 2 recovering Red midfielders join the play. The ball is then bounced back to one of the 3 Blue Midfielders and the play begins. The Blues will attack the Main goal. If the Red Defending team win the ball back they will look to play the ball out through the gates recently occupied by the recovering midfielders.

Progression - the set-up for this progression will differ slightly as the 2 Full backs for the defending team will also become recovering defenders. Therefore momentarily giving the Attacking team an overload. This will change the decision making process for the defending team. Once th ball is feed back to the Blue Midfielders the Full Backs can then join the play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): UEFA B Component 2

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UEFA B Component 2 (20 mins)

This is a UEFA B licence Component 2 drill looking at Defending in the Final 3rd.

Set-Up - Red Team (Defending) 4-3-1

Blue Team (Attacking) 2-3-2

2/3 of a Full Pitch.

3 mini goals for Defending team to Attack.

Drill - Play begins with the Blue team attacking the main goal. If the reds win the ball they must play the ball out past the line marked out on the pitch and try to score into one of the mini goals. This will encourage the defenders to play the ball out from the back and be positive in the transition from defence -> attack.

Coaching Points - Keep a good defensive line to play Strikers offside. Constant communication from all defenders plus the goalkeeper.

CMs remain strict in their position, invite the ball to go wide.

FBs should press the ball to stop any crosses.

Striker is in possession the nearest CB should engage the player. As this happens the other CB should deepen and both FBs deepen and narrow.

Patience


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): UEFA B Phase of Play

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UEFA B Phase of Play (20 mins)

This is a UEFA B Phase of Play which will look at Defending in the Final 3rd. It wiill look at the movements and decisions made by the defending team. It will look at the decisions which will need to be made when the ball is in both the central and wide areas.

Set-Up - Red Team (Defenders) 4-3-1

Blue Team (Attackers) 2-3-2

2/3 of a Full Pitch

Coaching Points - When the ball is in a central area the FBs narrow and keep a good defensive line to play Strikers offside. Constant communication from all defenders plus the goalkeeper to keep this line together and at a good distance from ball & goal.

CM do not get ahead of the play and get caught chasing. They remain strict in their position and prevent the ball going to the strikers. The CM have the task of putting pressure on the ball when required but to also shut off any channels to the striker. CM should invite the ball to go wide.

When the ball is in wide areas the FBs should press the ball to stop any crosses. They should not be too eager to tackle in this position, patience is key in these areas, slow the attacker down and show the player into a position where they do not want to be (i.e weaker foot or congested areas)

If the ball does reach the Striker 1 CB should engage the player. As this happens the other CB should deepen and both FBs deepen and narrow.


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