Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending as a Team

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Craig Williams, Adult Member

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 22 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending As A Team

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending As A Team
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Defending As A Team


Full Pitch

Two Teams of 9

Supply of Balls



Attacking Team try to Score as Usual

Defending Team try to Stop them as Usual.

Defending Team Shape and Shuffling and Covering Without the Ball



Normal Football Rules


During Games there will be times where we will not be able to be in the correct positions all the time or not able to Win the Ball Back from the Oppositions GK. During these times, we need to Keep our shape and Shuffle over as a team and in our units to Condense the Space and try to Force the opponents Outside Away from Our Goal and try to Win The Ball Back.


Coaching Points:

Opposition Wide Player Has The Ball:

-FB Puts pressure on the ball

-Midfield Two Shuffle over leaving furthest Opposition Midfielder

-Defence Shuffle Over

-Nearest CB Cover/Mark

-Furthest CB and FB suhffle over and Cover/Mark


Situations Where Opposition Has The Ball High Up The Pitch

-Make Sure Units and Players are shuffling Over and Providing Cover and Support for Each Other

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