Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending in 2s, Pressure and Cover

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Patrick Kasperitis
Name: Patrick Kasperitis
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up Pressure and Cover

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up Pressure and Cover
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Warm-up Pressure and Cover

We have already introduced cover in a previous session and so this session will look to hone and fine tune cover.

This activity is a shifting activity players will work in groups of 4 and will have a partner to defend with.

- The attacking partnership (pictured in blue) will look to pass the ball between themselves.

- The defending partnership (pictured in red) will look to shift and cover in order to provide pressure on the ball and also block a pass into the goal.

- If the pressure does not come quickly enough the attacking player may choose to shoot on goal.

- Attacking players MUST play in 2 touches to provide opportunity for the shift to happen.

Rotate after 1 minute of work. Work 6 times always changing the partnership


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 Rondo

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4v2 Rondo

This exercise looks to make the pressure and cover a bit harder as it will need to be all across a grid that is not directional.

Now the covering defender needs to "read" the pressuring defender to see the direction of pressure to try and cut out the pass.

Illustrated here the pressuring defender is coming from the right of player #1 so the covering defender to be to the attackers left to cut out any pass that goes that way or to provide imediate pressure after.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 Actvity

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3v2 Actvity

Will split players into three groups of 4.

One team will work as defenders in this illustration it is red. Blue and Black will combine and will play against the four defenders in a series of 3v2.

Defenders will work for about 2 minutes. Everyone will defend twice to provide opportunities to make corrections and adjustments.


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