Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Improve the zonal defending of the #2,3,4 and 5 in the defending half of the field

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Corey Sheriff
Name: Corey Sheriff
City: Coral Springs
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage I
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Stage I

4+ players, two grids of 15Wx10L, 1 ball/group (extras behind) --

15 min activity (4:1 work/rest ratio, 3 sets), Low-Medium intensity

Player A passes ball to Player B then closes the ball as Def. Player B will receive & dribble the ball to the line while being shadowed by the def Player A. Player B will lay the ball off to Player A when they reach the line. Player A will pass the ball diagonal to the next Att. Players A and B will switch lines after completion. The next group of players will start once receving diagonal pass (defender closes space of Att on diagonal pass).

Progression: 1v1 play in each grid; player must dribble through opponent endline w/ ball= 1 pt

Coaching Points

1. Restrict the space of Att w/ speed (quick to press, step on brakes)

2. Principles of defending for 1st defender (pressure)

3. Proper balance of body (light on toes, show to 1 direction)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage II

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Stage II

8 players (GK optional), 4v4 w. Big goal, 60Wx30L, 1 ball (extras behind Att area) --

24 min activity (6:2 work/rest ratio, 3 sets), High intensity

Back Four players #2-5 will defend the Big goal from the Att players who are trying to score a goal. All players are restricted to their designated area of the defending third. Def score by passing ball to coach at top of the playing area.Restart play if goal is scored/ball out of play.

Coaching Points:

1. Spacing b/w each player to control the space (compactness)

2. Anticipation from players to "read the game"

3. Communication among line - when to move vertically and horizontially

4. Principles of defending (pressure, cover, balance, control, restraint)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage III

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Stage III

12-14+ players (8 att vs 7 def), 1/2 field - 2/3 field w/ Big goal and 2 Small goals, 1 ball (extras behing small goals) --

27 min activity (7:2 work/rest ratio, 3 sets), High intensity

Def team will line up with 1-4-2 formation, Att team 2-4-2. Def team will score in either of two small goals, Att will score in Big goal. Line of cones represents Offsides lines for Att team.

Coaching Points:

1. Spacing b/w each player to control the space (compactness)

2. Anticipation from players to "read the game"

3. Communication among lines/units in front & behind - when to move vertically and horizontially

4. Principles of defending (pressure, cover, balance, control, restraint)


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