Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressure, Cover Defending

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Monika Foster
Name: Monika Foster
City: Hedgesville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Setup: Players paired up, 1 Ball per pair

Instructions:

- Players work in groups of two

- Passing ball back and forth

- On coaches command the player playing pass will apply immediate pressure on the receiver

for 5 seconds

Coaching Points:

- Speed of approach

- Angle of approach

- Angle run to block off second options

- Slow down as player gets closer to attacker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, cover, balance( width)

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Pressure, cover, balance( width) (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown. 3 teams of 4. Lots of balls

Instructions:

Red and Yellow team play together against blue team. Blue team cannot leave their area shown. The Red team must pass the ball around to try and create a gap / space to get the ball through to the Yellow team. The Blue team must cover and slide across to close all gaps and stop any through balls.

If the defending team get possession of the ball they pass it to the team who did not give it away and change places with thet team that gave them the ball.

Coaching Points:

Cover and balance. Good shape to the defending team. Avoid getting opened up. Stay close together but not too close where the ball can go down the outside.

Progressions:

Allow defender to enter into Red or Yellow area on 5+ passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Recovery Runs

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Recovery Runs (20 mins)

Setup: 30x30, 3 cones, 1 full size, 2 teams

Instructions

Deepest Defender passes the ball wide to start the drill.

The second defender pressures the attaker.

The starting defender makes a recovery run to provide cover

Coaching Points

Can you delay the play and allow your teammate to recover?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 vs 2 wave defending

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2 vs 2 wave defending (20 mins)

Set up: 30 x 30. 2 defenders vs 2 attackers.

Instructions: defender passes ball into attackers. On the attackers first touch dfeneders then come in and defend. attack breaks down when defenders win back or ball goes out of play.

Coaching points

work out strongest foot of attacker,

work together to show attackers onto weaker sides,

communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wave Defensive Practice

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Wave Defensive Practice (20 mins)

Setup:

GK and back 3 defend the goal for 2 minutes. Attackers (blues) have 4 players who try to score in the goal. Defending team (reds) have to try and stop the other team scoring and pass into the target players. The target players (oranges) then change with the attacking team.

Coaching Points:

Pressure, Cover and Balance

Individual defening points (3 P's)

Cover to stop penetrating pass or dribble

COMMUNICATION

Shift as a unit


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