Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Closing Down An Attacker

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Joshua Hunt-Newham, Adult Member

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Joshua Hunt-Newham
Name: Joshua Hunt-Newham
City: Derby
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

An enjoyable session to teach to footballers of all ages to help inproving the defenders ability to close down attackers.

Main Coaching Point.

Speed of Approach-The defender should approach his opponent when the ball while the ball is travelling in order to make up ground but they should know when to stop so that they do not give away a foul or the attacker is able to turn them with ease

Jockey- The Defender needs to "jockey" the attacker to be able to break up and slow down play.

Can we Intercept?- Does the attacker know that you are closing him down or are they not paying attention, can you get to the ball and intercept it?

Be Patien- Don't give away silly fouls, wait for an opening where you can steal the ball or tackle the defender without giving away a foul or force them into a mistake.


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Screen 1

The aim of this session is to get the defenders to stop the attacker being able to pass between them. Set up an area that is no smaller than 18 yards but no bigger than 25 yards, depending on age and ability, then split the pitch into 2.

Have 2 teams, one team with two players (Defenders) and another of 4 (Attackers), the attackers will start wih the ball, they have 2 seconds to pass the ball before the defender can close them down, if the attackers can pass the ball to each player without the defenders getting a touch they score a pont, of the defenders can get the ball then they score a point for their team


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Screen 2 (30 mins)

This is a 3v2 game, the attackers have a free pass to start the game, once that pass is made they have to then try their best to score a goal, the defenders, who start insode the 18 yard box, have to stop the attackers from scoring by closing them down focing them to make an error, miss their shot or dispossess them.

When the defenders get hold of the ball they score a point for their point, every time the attackers score they get a point for their team.


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