Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Back Four Defending (Start Time: 2015-02-24 18:05:00)

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Paul Montgomery, Adult Member

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Paul Montgomery
Name: Paul Montgomery
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Overall aim of session is to improve players knowledge and positioning when defending in own half.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up - Handball
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Warm-Up - Handball (10 mins)

Set Up:

- Two 15x20 areas

- Four teams of 4 Players

Play:

- Two games going at once, players playing handball and trying to score against their opponent.

- Once players are touched they must make a pass or shot at goal.

- Rotate teams every 3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

- Press opponents quickly to prevent them moving up the park quickly

- Move accordingly to reduce space and areas for opponents to recieve the goal

- Flood central area when opponents high up the park to reduce goalscoring opportunity

- Angle body to force players wide, reducing chance of conceding


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending: 1v1

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Defending: 1v1 (15 mins)

Set Up:

- x4 1v1 areas infront of box to make game like to position

- Use current back four as defenders

- All attacking players with ball to ensure flow

Play:

- ATT plays to DEF who bounces ball back to begin 1v1.

- ATT must try beat DEF in area and get into the box

- DEF must try to win ball and clear area.

Coaching Points:

Full Backs:

- Encourage DEF to close area as quickly as possible

- Arc run to force ATT out wide, closing opportunity for player to drive inside

- Slow run as approaching ATT to prepare for 1v1

- Player on balls of feet to allow DEF to turn and move quickly

- Encourage player to win ball on bad touch or other opporunity if possible

Centre Back:

- Encourage DEF to close area as quickly as possible

- Arc run to force ATT out to full back, closing opportunity for player to drive inside or force player backwards, delaying game allowing own team to recover.

- Slow run as approaching ATT to prepare for 1v1

- Player on balls of feet to allow DEF to turn and move quickly

- Encourage player to win ball on bad touch or other opporunity if possible

- If CB can identify ATT weak foot, encourage them to show player that side. Encourage this, because if player is right footed and is shown this way, they may create a yard of space and get shot away resulting in a goal. Less-likely with weaker foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending: 2v2

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Defending: 2v2 (15 mins)

Set Up:

- x2 2v2 areas infront of box to make game like to position

- Use current back four as defenders

- All attacking players with ball to ensure flow

Play:

- ATT plays to DEF who bounces ball back to begin 1v1.

- ATT must try beat DEF in area and get into the box

- DEF must try to win ball and clear area.

Coaching Points:

- Encourage DEF to close area as quickly as possible

- FB arc run to force ATT out wide into the channel, CB stay central and deeper than RB closing opportunity for player to drive inside and providing depth and cover.

- Slow run as approaching ATT to prepare for 1v1

- Player on balls of feet to allow DEF to turn and move quickly

- Encourage player to win ball on bad touch or other opporunity if possible

IMPORTANT: Both DEF communicate letting each other know if ATT crossing over to switch men, Do Not allow DEF to cross over.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending: 4v4

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Defending: 4v4 (15 mins)

Set Up:

- 4v4 areas infront of box to make game like to position

- Use current back four as defenders

- All attacking players with ball to ensure flow

Play:

- ATT plays to DEF who bounces ball back to begin 1v1.

- ATT must try beat DEF in area and get into the box

- DEF must try to win ball and clear area.

Coaching Points:

Right Full Back:

- Apply pressure quickly, arcing run showing the player wide

- Steady run close to player to allow space for manouvre

- On balls of feet to react quickly to change

- If ball is played central, RB tucks in to create back 3 with LCB and LB

RCB:

- Provide depth and cover

- Deeper from RB and more central, preventing space centrally and through the defence

- Applies pressure to ball if played central, allowing other players to react

LCB:

- Deepest player of back four when ball is on right side, so this player dictates line

- Provides depth and cover central

- If ball is played central, this player becomes centre of back 3 with RB and LB, preventing space through the centre of the team forcing the ball wide

LB:

- Tuck in to provide cover centrally, flooding central area closing gaps and forcing ball wide.

- If ball is played central, LB tucks in to create back 3 with RB, LCB and LB

Opposite rolls if ball is other side.

IMPORTANT: Both DEF communicate letting each other know if ATT crossing over to switch men, Do Not allow DEF to cross over.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending: Phases of Play

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Defending: Phases of Play (35 mins)

Set Up:

- 9v7, 9 ATT, 7 DEF

- Bag of balls at halfway line

Play:

- Ball starts with CB and begins attack on defenders

- ATT attempt to score in 11-a-side goal

- DEF attempt to score in both 7-a-side goals if they win the ball

Coaching Points:

- Coach what you see

- Focus points:

- DEF positioning

- How quickly pressure is applied to the ball

- Amount of pressure applied to the ball

- COMMUNICATION


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