Football/Soccer Session (U12): defending as a unit (Start Time: 2013-11-08 17:30:00)

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Mark O'Leary
Name: Mark O'Leary
City: Lincoln
Country: United Kingdom
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2/3v3/4v4

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2/3v3/4v4
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2v2/3v3/4v4

Description - After generic warm up/possession play. move to 2v2 (to recover technical points and roles) move to 3v3/4v4. Looking here at defending as a strike partnership, then a forward 3 then a midfield 4. all games are to end line, have 5 goes each and then swop over

Technical - look at body shape/distance/angle/time/speed, positional sense to help support/cover/maintain balance in a defending unit

Tactical - can we win the ball back within 6 seconds if not retreat back and maintain shape.

Physical - maintain cardio fitness, good agility/co ordination.

Psychological/Social - good decision making/communication necessary/spatial and positional awareness.

Learning Objectives - need to think here about positional play and our roles and reponsbilities within our unit, then comes the technical input.


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

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Target game

Description - Target Game 8v8 playing a 3-3-2 formation for both teams. Aim is to play into Coach (Target man) in the opposite zone.

Technical - look at body shape/distance/angle/time/speed, positional sense to help support/cover/maintain balance in a defending unit

Tactical - can we win the ball back within 6 seconds if not retreat back and maintain shape.

Physical - maintain cardio fitness, good agility/co ordination.

Psychological/Social - good decision making/communication necessary/spatial and positional awareness.

Learning Objectives - look to maintain shape as a team (unit) throughout the match when defending, look for covering of positions/shape throughout.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): phase of play (squad session)

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phase of play (squad session)

Description - Phase of play attack v defence, dependant on numbers look to play as close to 4-3-2 against a 3-3-2. If more players available share out accordingly. Play will start from the coach attackers look to penetrate the goal and the defenders look to maintain shape and win the ball back when possible. They will then look to play back through the thirds to either coach.

Technical - body shape, distance, time of challenge, speed, angle of body.

Tactical - look to maintain shape and then win the ball when possible, do not rush and be patient to win the ball back.

Physical - maintain cardio fitness, good agility/co ordination.

Psychological/Social - good decision making/communication necessary/spatial and positional awareness.

Learning Objectives - look to maintain shape as a team (unit) throughout the match when defending, look for covering of positions/shape throughout.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ssg

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ssg

Description - small sided game 8v8 (9v9 with gks) using the 3-3-2 formation for both teams.

Technical - look at individual body shape, distance, angle, speed away from opposition

Tactical - can we look to win the ball if not reset back to formation and maintain balance, try to win ball back when we can and then counter.

Physical - maintain cardio fitness, good agility/co ordination.

Psychological/Social - good decision making/communication necessary/spatial and positional awareness.

Learning Objectives - look to maintain shape as a team (unit) throughout the match when defending, look for covering of positions/shape throughout.


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