Football/Soccer Session (U11): 2nd Defender: Pressure and Cover

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Nicolas Pretelt , Adult Member

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Nicolas Pretelt
Name: Nicolas Pretelt
City: hamilton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

Organization:

Box 12x12

Half The players with ball

or Rondo: 4v2

Instructions:

1. Player with ball look for open player and pass

2. After pass, go press that player fast

Coaching Points:

1.Get to ball quickly

2. Slow down as you approach and distance with ball

3. Angles to Delay or Direct

Progressions:


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

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Organization:

1) 3 groups of 4. (Like picture to promote repetition)

Instructions:

1. The defending player starts the exercise by passing the ball into the attacking player of the end lines

2. Once the pass has been received the defending player runs in to close down the attacker

3. The attacker must attempt to score by dribbling the ball through the opposite end line. If defender recover he can score by going though the opposite line

Coaching Points:

1) 1st Defender: closest to ball - Press to delay and direct

Speed, Angle, and distance of approach

When and how to tackle

1. Close down quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow down as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees, stay sideways on to the ball

5. Prepare for next action - Delay or Tackle

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Organization:

2v2 with mini goals

Instructions:

2v2 going to mini goals

- How does that change vs going to line ( closer pressure to ball)

working on pressure & cover

Coaching Points:

1) Cover

- Angle and distance in relation to ball and 1st defender

- cover 1st def back

- Arrive on 1st touch

- cut passing lane

2) Quick transition from 1st to 2nd defender

3) When to tackle: bad touch, bad player, pass back

4) 1 press= we all press

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Organization:

2v3 and 3v3

Attaking team going to goal

Defenders going to mini goals

Instructions:

!) Gk start by working on goal kick with a pass to any of the 3 strikers on deck

2) 2 defenders try to defend the goal, working on pressure and cover

3) If Defender recover ball go to mini goals on the side

4) Attackers when losing ball work on transition and on Pressure and cover

Coaching Points:

1. 1sr Defender: Delay and Direct

2. 2nd Defender: Cover - cut passing lane

3. When to commit - Bad touche, pass back, head down

4. Communication

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 5

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Organization:

Free Play

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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