Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U11/U12 PDP - 1v1 Defending & Pressure Session II

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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1v1 Defending & Pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hunters

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Hunters (15 mins)

In a group of approximately 12 players, 8 players would have a ball and the other 4 will not have a ball. On the coaches signal the “dribblers” will dribble in the grid trying to stay away from the “Hunters” who do NOT have a ball. The “Hunters” try to take a ball from the “dribblers”. If a “dribbler’s” ball is stolen, the dribbler then instantly becomes a Hunter and the Hunter that stole the ball becomes the new dribbler. Play two or three rounds and encourage high energy from the Hunters to get to the player dribbling.

- how can the hunters be more successful?

•Do the hunters need to get to the dribbler fast or slow?

Coaching Points:

•Bend your knees, stay low, and light on your feet

•Keep your eyes on the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 to Gates

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1v1 to Gates (25 mins)

Set up two fields each about 15 x 20 and separate the kids into four groups (groups should be about 3 kids). Each group/team sets up at one end of the one field in a single file line (off the field to the side of the gate). Team A initiates the game by passing a ball in to team B and the first players from each line play making a 1v1 game to small gates (dribble through to score). Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, or the game lasts longer than 30 seconds the players on the field go off to the outside and new players begin a new game. The transition should be quick. After 10-12 games, make sure you switch so that both teams receive the ball to start. You can even rotate teams so that they play on both fields and get different competition.

- How can we keep the attacker in front of us?

- How can we use the touchline as an extra defender?

Coaching Points:

• keep the attacker in front of you with proper technique

- knees bent

- body position low

- forcing the attacker one way

• Don't stab


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Line/Number Soccer

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Line/Number Soccer (25 mins)

Set up one field 25 x 30 with one gate on each end. Split the players into two teams and number the players on each team (ex. 1,2,3,4,5,6). The opposing team should have a player whose number matches a player on the other team. Each team lines themselves up along one touch line. The coach will play a ball into the field and call a number. The player from each team who has that number enters the field to play against their counterpart from the other team. Vary the game and call multiple numbers so that they play in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and even 4v4 situations. Designate which team is attacking which gate. You can even call out situations where there’s numbers up situations.

Coaching Points:

•keep the attacker in front of you with proper technique

- knees bent

- body position low

- forcing the attacker one way

• Don't stab


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (20 mins)

Scrimmage 8v8


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