Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Nuno Rosa Defending in and around the penalty area (Start Time: 2014-03-29 10:45:00)

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Nuno Rosa
Name: Nuno Rosa
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending in and around the penalty area Technique practice

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Defending in and around the penalty area Technique practice (10 mins)

The practice starts with 12 players, 6 Defenders in 2 teams the Red and the Blue, 6 Attackers in Yellow. The objective of the exercise is that the Yellows must pass the defenders in between the gates without been tagged. They can use any gate at any speed. The Defenders must protect their gates and do not let the Attackers cross them; they must stay on the white lines and only can travel sideways.

Key Points:

1-Decision making in terms of which gate to protect

2-ABC’s Agility on the movement, Balance and body positioning, Co-ordination team work on the movement work as a unit to cover more area and gates, Speed quick reaction and movement

3-Communication

Progression:

1-Start the drill with player’s movement only

2- Add a ball to the Defenders they now need to protect the gates and can’t lose the ball, they must keep them in their feet

3- Add a ball with the Attackers they must now travel between the gates with the ball on their feet

4- Change the Defenders with the attackers and let everyone have a go.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending in and around the penalty area Skill practice

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Defending in and around the penalty area Skill practice (25 mins)

Mark out a quarter of a pitch in the central area around the penalty box (approx 35 by 35yeards)

Attacking team has 6 players in a 2-3-1 formation (A1 feeds the ball to A2 or A3 who then attack towards the goal.The defending team has 5 players If the defending team wins it back, they can try to dribble or pass through the 2 mini goals on the opposite side.

Cover as a TEAM (Defending Triangles)

Defending as units to cover central areas, if the ball is played out wide, the opposite full back shuffles across to cover the central areas.

If marking the player, get tight and try to prevent the player from turning.

Key Factors:

1-Defend fairly deep to protect the penalty area

2-Nearest player to the ball closes down the midfield Attackers.

3-Decision affected by area of the field and position of the ball in relation to opponents ability to play forward and if closest defender has pressure on the ball or not

4-Second Defender closest to the ball supporting 1st defender when pressure on the ball or delaying forward play: Angle & Distance, mark player or space as needed, adjust position if attacker moves to go past 1st defender, cover the space

5-Observation (see dangers), mark players or space, cover, compactness, balance, depth

6-React, Recovery & Tracking, on lost possession need to make a decision, can we get pressure on immediately? If not then what? React, awareness, decision is dependent on pressure, recover into positions vacated by other players behind the ball, track opponents runs into areas that threaten your team, turn and face play as soon as possible

7-Communicate with the others regain Pressure-support-cover-balance-depth=COMPACTNESS

8-Low body position and side on positioning

9-Adjust speed

Body shape show the outside space

Technique of defending

Slow down on approach, DENY, RESTRICT, PREDICT…….SPACE

Stay on your feet especially in the penalty area! Don’t concede free kicks or penalties!

Show players outside away from the penalty area.

Cover and support from other defenders

Tracking and recovery runs

Offside can we use this trap to play attackers offside?

Support from GK who sweeps and anticipates ball over the top

Can we play out from the Defense?

Communication clear and concise.

Progression:

1-Add another attacker in to the play let A1 move in and participate in the movement

2-restrict the time for the attackers to score if they are taking too long to penetrate the penalty area

3-implement the offside line


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending in and around the penalty area Small Side Game

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Defending in and around the penalty area Small Side Game (25 mins)

2 Teams Red attacking and Blue defending

-The ball starts with the Red team attacking the opposite team goal. The team in possession can use the support players on the outside to progress on the pitch. The support players are restrict to play only in between the cones on the outside.

Key Points:

-Communication; 1 player press, others cover and balance, angles of approach to manipulate attacking play; read clues(bad touch, bad pass, ball played behind, back turned to the game)

-when to high press

Keep moving, read the game, pressure on the ball

Progression: None


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