Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending as a Team

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Jacob O'Keefe, Adult Member

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Jacob O'Keefe
Name: Jacob O'Keefe
City: derby
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Physical

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Physical (15 mins)

Pysical Endurance

Half of the soccer field. 1 cone in each corner.

Split the group into teams groups of 2.

4 players start at one corner of the square, the players run in partners to the next corner, when they get to the corner the other pair set off.

This continues until the group get back to their starting point.

- Back the other way

- Split the players into larger groups, this time use the whole field


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Possession(Passing & Recieving

40 by 40 yard square.

2 teams in possession, 1 team defending.

Which ever team loses possession becomes the defending team.

Coaching Points

-Passing Accuracy

-Decison Making

-Penertrating Pass

-Recieving the ball

Progression

-Minimize touches

-Change the size of the area depending on ability

-Give 1 team a disadvantage


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tactical

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Tactical (25 mins)

Defending as a team

Half of the field is used for this session.

Defending specific coaching, try to only concentrate on the defending team and hit the coaching points.

-Have 2 waves of attack so that there is a constant flow of he session.

-All the soccer balls are with the coach on the half way line.

Coaching Points

-Move as a team to shuffle to each side of the field

-Force the attacking team into the wide areas highlighted

-Correct player pressing the ball while the other players cover and shuffle across the field

-High Intensity

-Quickly back to defensive shape

-Dont dive in, Stand up to minipulate the attacking team

Objective:

Defending team force attacking players into wide areas.

Win possession and score in the small goals.

Clean Sheet.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (15 mins)

Game

2 mini goals.

- This will encourage the team to use the Defending principles they have learnt in the tactical area of the session.

Progression

- 2 touch

- 1 touch finish

- add a floating player/all time offence


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