Football/Soccer Session (U15): Defending in and around the Box (Start Time: 2015-09-02 17:30:00)

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Mark Bentley, Adult Member

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Mark Bentley
Name: Mark Bentley
City: Hertford
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (20 mins)

Set Up

Work in 3s

2 servers with balls

Player performs various techniques with the ball (no further than 5 yds apart)

Quick feet and high tempo between each serve and around the pole.

Progressions

Passing (inside/outside) 1/2 touch

Volleys

2 touch

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Key Points

Focus on quality of touch

Speed and movement between each


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

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Screen 2 (25 mins)

Set Up

14 x 14

2 teams of 7

Possession game keep the ball for as long as you can in then area.

2 defenders enter area to win ball back.

Progressions

7 vs 2 first team to complete 50 passes

7 v 1 after 5 passes another defender joins to win ball back, team who gets the most defenders in wins.

Key Points

Movement on and off the ball.

Closing down

Work rate

Communication


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

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Screen 3 (35 mins)

Set Up

10 x 20m

2 v 1 +2

Defender works for 30-45 secs trying to win ball in area.

Players on outside on 1 touch

Centre players 3 touch

Progressions

3 v 2 +2

Same as 1 but defenders now communicate and work together.

Aim to to win ball back but try and force play one way nulifing the spare man in the middle. (Stop the split pass).

Key Points

Communication

Awareness of player "off" the ball movement

2 v 1 Try to keep the ball in front of you (See both centre players)

Work feet forwards and backwards


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

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Screen 4 (40 mins)

Set Up

50 x 40 Offside line on attacking third line

7 v 7

No goalkeepers

Emphasis on closing down and stopping shots

Progressions

Key Points

Closing players down quickly

Movement and communication off the ball


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