Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): C License Test Session - Zonal Defending with the Back Four

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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

Description

Session on Defending with the Back four zonally


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Technical Warm-up

Look at the body shape and shifting of the back four and holding midfielder.

GK is added for the communication aspect.

As a general rule we want to force play into wide areas.

Two segments

1) only back four and goalkeeper vs front three of opposition

2) introduce holding midfielder and an attacking midfielder

address the body shape of the players to maximize pressure/cover


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6v5 SSG

Reds look to defend the three counter goals and will try to play pass into a target player stationed at the top of the grid.

Goalkeeper's role in defending is to communicate

GK can be passed to after winning the ball, must play in two touches. (if this slows game down too much we can add a time constraint for the GK.


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Expanded Activity

8v8

Target team (Red) will be in a 1-4-2-1

Opposition is in 3-4-1

Target team plays to 3 counter goals, game is played in their defensive end.


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Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 2
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Pitch Line 4
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