Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defensive Dynamics of the Low Block: Def & Mid Unit

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Jose Manuel Figueira
Name: Jose Manuel Figueira
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Def Unit

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part I: Def Unit
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Part I: Def Unit (15 mins)

Organzation

- 35 x 50 playing area marked as shown (adjust according to age/ability)

- Playing area split into two by halfway line

- 18 Players (7 Attackers, 7 Defenders, 2 Support Players & 1 Goalkeeper)

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- Coach focuses on the team without the ball (Defending)

- Players on each half are split position specific into 5v2 (Back 4 & Holding Mid vs 2 Forwards)

- Players must stay inside their respective half to begin with

- 2 Support Players work with the team in possession to attack(two touch max)

- Play always begins from GK. Attacking Defensive unit aims to build ball out from the back using support players if needed

- Aim is to work ball into Attacking half and/or forwards to finish

- If Defenders on opposite side win the ball or GK saves, play is repeated going the other way

Coaching Points

- SHAPE: Back 4 & DM always connected. Move as the ball moves; slide, drop or step?

- COMPACT: Deny space between & through the lines to deny balls into oposition forwards

- CONNECT: Coach the players next & infront of you. Work as a unit!

- DELAY: Agressive approach to defending...be skillful in 1v1 defending situations

- SECURE: Upon winning winning secure the ball & circulate possession away from pressure

Progressions

P - If a Support Player receives the ball in Attacking half they MUST cross the ball. Opposite Support Player can enter & attack back post. See diagram (defenders now working on dealing with crosses)

P - Midfield player can now join the attack & suport in attacking half creating a 5v3 + Support Players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Part II: Def & Mid Unit

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Part II: Def & Mid Unit (20 mins)

Organization

- Half Pitch set up as shown

- 20 Players (9 Attackers, 9 Defenders & 2 Goal Keepers)

- Two Full Size Goals set up as shown

- 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity

- As per Part I players are split into two areas: this time 6v3 in each half

- Play always begins from GK. Attacking Defensive unit aims to build ball out from the back & work it into the attacking half to score

- 1 Midfielder is free to join the attack & enter attacking half to create 6v4 in favor of defenders

- If Defenders on opposite side win the ball or GK saves, play is repeated going the other way

Coaching Points

- SHAPE: Back 4 & DM always connected. Move as the ball moves; slide, drop or step?

- COMPACT: Deny space between & through the lines to deny balls into oposition forwards

- CONNECT: Coach the players next & infront of you. Work as a unit!

- DELAY: Agressive approach to defending...be skillful in 1v1 defending situations

- SECURE: Upon winning winning secure the ball & circulate possession away from pressure and/or counter attack

Progressions

P - 1 Full Back can now join in attacks & enter attacking half when in possession

P - Attacking team play two touch maximum (increasing speed of play & work for Defensive Unit)

P - Remove halfway line & play 9 v 9 (teams defending encouraged to use same defending principles


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