Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Academy 8/31/16 Defensive Principles

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Fabrice Gautrat
Name: Fabrice Gautrat
City: GA Rush
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v1 (Arrival Game)

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3v1 (Arrival Game) (10 mins)

3v1 Warm-up or 4v2.

Rules:

- Have to call name of person you're passing to.

- 10 passes for offensive players = player defending in the middle stays in an extra turn.

Coaching Point: 3 step rule, always supporting your teammate.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-up

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Technical Warm-up (20 mins)

Technical Warm-up: (make it a competition!)

First touch.

Players first start by tossing the ball in the air and bring it down with different parts of the foot.

1) 20 - one touch passes + partner takes ball in hand and other player alternates inside foot volleys. Switch after 30 seconds.

2) 20 - one touch passes + Volley laces

3) 20 - one touch passes + receive aerial ball and pass the ball on ground. Check away and then check to the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Optional: Defensive Warm-up

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Optional: Defensive Warm-up (10 mins)

Defensive Warm-Up Progression:

1) Players back pedal while calling out the number the coach puts up while standing behind.Players then jockey doing the same thing.

2) Players partner up and face each other. One is running diagonally forward forcing the other player to shuffle and shift hip position while going backwards. Player running forward isn't going 100%.

3) Player running forward now does the same thing but at some point takes off and tries to beat defender. Defender must perfect the crossover run to keep attacker in front.

4) Now attacker has choice to break off and run through one of the two side gates. Defender must react quickly and follow.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Pressure Cover

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2v2 Pressure Cover (15 mins)

2v2 Small Group Defense Progression

1) Passive: have two players pass the ball back and forth. The other two defending work on staggered stance and forcing attacker wide. Other defender needs to provide cover in case the first defender were to get beat. attackers are not trying to beat defenders. They just hold on to the ball for 3-4 touches. Switch Roles.

2) Live: 2v2 dribble across the line.

Coaching Points: Where do we force them? Two principles small group defense: 1. Communication, 2. Shape (pressure-cover)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1: 2v2 Game & Technical Warm-up

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1: 2v2 Game & Technical Warm-up (20 mins)

2v2 Game to small goals

set-up: 2 teams,one team is defending and one team is attacking

Organization:

Game starts with defending pair passing ball out to attacking team who is trying to score on big goal. If defending team wins it, they go to small counter goals.

Coaching Points: Is there good pressure and cover? Is there good communication? (force wide, I've got cover, pressure or delay) When do you know when to press and when to delay?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 or 9v9

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7v7 or 9v9 (15 mins)

Roles of Each Player in 7v7 in Build-up Phase: 1-2-3-1

7v7 grid size: 28 x 45 yards

9v9 Grid Size: 45 x 70 yards.

Coaching points: *****LET THEM PLAY!!!! DONT STOP IT EVERY TWO SECONDS AND DONT OVER COACH. LET THEM PLAY AND MAKE ONE OR TWO FREEZES. COACH IN THE FLOW AND IN NATURAL STOPPAGES!!!!!!

#1: Role of the Goal Keeper: keepers should learn how to support the back line in possession, how to distribute and be the first line of attack instead of just punt the ball long. Keepers need to learn to pass the ball on goal kicks rather than just kick it long.

#4&5: Role of the Center Backs: The back line plays a vital role in possession. The defenders need to learn how to support the midfield in possession, how to make the field big and how to help relieve pressure. The defense also plays a crucial role in switching the point of attack.

#6 Role of the Defensive Midfield: the number 6 player dictates the rhythm of possession. He needs to learn how to support the attack from behind the ball.

#2&3 Role of the Wide Players: Players 2 & 3 provide width and penetration. They need to learn to stay wide and open body to the field and provide support to the midfielders.

#9 Role of the Center Forward: Player 9 provides depth and an outlet from high pressing opponents. She needs to learn to stretch the field and stay high and central and be available for the long pass option from the back.


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