Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending Against a Counter Attack

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Tony Mee, Adult Member

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

A session to improve defending against counter attacks.


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (20 mins)

Players inside the circle move freely & receive a serve from the outside. They must receive the ball and combine with another inside player before playing back to the outside.

Technical - passing & receiving.

Tactical - combination play.

Physical - warm up, movements & stretches as appropriate.

Psychological - preparation for the session to come.

Session Objectives (individual)

Session Objectives (Group)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Outnumbered

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Defending Outnumbered (30 mins)

Areas is 10 yards wide by 20 yards long with a 1 yard goal on the end line. Server on the end line plays into the Reds. Their objective is to score in the small goal. The Blue defender tries to prevent the goal and if they can win the ball, play it back to the server.

Technical - defender must be able to see the ball and both attackers at all times. Form a triangle between the ball, attackers and the goal.

Tactical - don't press the ball, defend the space behind.

Physical - move the feet quickly and stay in balance.

Psychological - positive mentality to defend, patience.

Session Objectives (individual) - delay the attack and shepherd away from central areas.

Session Objectives (Group) - learn to slow down a counter attack with patient defending.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending the Counter

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Defending the Counter (30 mins)

Reds are playing out from the Goalkeeper and are attempting to score by leaving the ball beyond the shaded area. The Blues are trying to score in the goal. Once the Reds enter the shaded area, the Blues can pick up a ball from the side of the pitch and start a counter attack.

Technical - nearest defender presses the ball. Other defenders must use this as a trigger to get compact. The furthest forward red should recover to an appropriate defensive position.

Tactical - try to channel play into areas where you are strong defensively.

Physical - close down spaces quickly. If outnumbered, defend the space behind whilst preventing the forward pass.

Psychological - recovering defender should get back behind the ball as quickly as possible (may win the ball on the way back).

Session Objectives (individual)

Session Objectives (Group)


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