Football/Soccer Session (U12): Technical Defending (Start Time: 2013-07-23 18:30:00)

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Jamie Edwards, Adult Member

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Name: Jamie Edwards
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
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 (15 mins)

Organization

- Area 40x30 yards.

- 4 defenders.

- 1v2 in each half.

Instructions

- 1v2 in each half.

- 1 minute per game.

- Pair players up.

- Attackers to get into the middle zone without being tackled.

- Defenders switch after each go.

- Defenders are working for the team in the opposite half to make it a cometition against other team.

- Defenders get a point for every time the ball gets kicked out or dribbled over the attackers line.

- Attackers get a point everytime they dribble and stop the ball in the middle zone.

Coaching Points

- Delay

- Keep both attackers in view at all times

- Faint to tackle to force a mistake

- Separate player with the ball from support to create 1v1

- Be patient

- Moments to tackle

Progressions

- 1v2 to goal or 2v2 to goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization

- 2 lines of even numbers (have 2 sessions going at once)

Instructions

- Players play 1v1.

- The defending player starts with the ball and makes a pass across the two grids.

- The focus is on the defending player to win the ball in the second grid (blue grid).

- Defender gets 2 points for winning the ball (kicking it out) high up the field in the blue box.

- Defender gets 1 point for winning the ball (kickinhg it out).

- defender gets 3 points for winning it anywhere and dribbles over the attackers line with the ball under control.

- Attacking player gets 2 points for dribbling over the defenders line with the ball under control.

Coaching Points

- Deny penetration

- Speed of approach

- Angle of approach force player on to weak side

- Correct moments to tackle

- Faint to tackle to force a mistake

- Tackling techniques

- Transition to attack

Progressions

- 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game (20 mins)

Organization

- Area: 40x30 yards

- 4 teams of even numbers.

Instructions

- The front player from each team plays 2v2 to goal.

- The white team in this picture starts as the defenders.

- Same points apply as the last game.

- Switch the team who starts with the ball after 2 or 3 goes.

Coaching Points

- Deny penetration

- Speed and angle of approach should force attacker into cover

- Angle and distance of 2nd defender

- Ability to change roles quickly and correctly

- 2nd defender needs to keep both attackers in view

- Correct moments to tackle

- Communicate to 1st defender

- Transition to attack


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