Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Functional Training: Defender 9/30/2015 (Start Time: 2015-09-30 18:00:00)

Profile Summary

JJ Ruane
Name: JJ Ruane
City: Chicago
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1
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Phase 1 (20 mins)

Objective: Improve defenders' ability to clear balls out of air.

Activity: Servers throw ball over Coerver (goal) and player on other side must clear ball back over the top of the goal.

Coaching points: Body position, shape your foot, little to no movement from the hip, redirect ball in air back where it game from.

Progressions: 1) Dominant foot 2) Non-dominant foot 3) Head


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

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Phase 2 (20 mins)

Objective: Improve defenders' ability to deal with balls facing their own goal.

Activity: Servers play ball behind or over defender. Red player puts pressure on back facing their own goal. Keeper cannot come claim the ball. Does defender play out to winger or back to CB. Goal is to get it back to server.

Coaching points: Body position, get body across the forward, players should take a bigger first touch to get from pressure, check shoulder, GKs should show at an angle to play out, if played back to keeper- are they supporting, use foot furthest from pressuring forward.


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

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Phase 3 (20 mins)

Objective: Improve defenders' ability to deal with balls facing their own goal as a back 4.

Activity: Servers play ball behind or over defender. Red player puts pressure on back facing their own goal. Keeper cannot come claim the ball. Get ball back to server.

Coaching points: Body position before service and after service, get body across the forward, players should take a bigger first touch to get from pressure, check shoulder, GKs should show at an angle to play out, if played back to keeper- are they supporting, use foot furthest from pressuring forward, check shoulders, coach overall shape of the back 4 relative to the ball, Keeper should act as 5th defender


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

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Phase 4 (20 mins)

Objective: Improve defenders' ability to deal with balls facing their own goal.

Activity: Deny team trying to attack your endzone.


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