Football/Soccer Session (U13): Improve your team's ability to recover the ball in the defensive half

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Eric Landon, Adult Member

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Eric Landon
Name: Eric Landon
City: Sandy
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

To win the ball back deep in your own defensive half with the purpose of countering while not allowing penetration into the final third and vital areas.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm-up
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Technical Warm-up

Duration: 15 min

Intensity: Med, Activity Time: 4 min, Recovery: 1 min, # of repetitions: 3

ORGANIZATION

I. Flying Changes

- 2 teams

- 2v2

- Ball goes out at anytime on your defensive half, 2 two players enter the field - opposing team defends

II. Spacing and pressure

- 3 groups, rotate as needed

- Central channel defends

- Outside channels try to split central channel by moving the ball side to side - scoring a point by playing a ball through to the opposite side. Repeat..

COACHING POINTS

- Pressure vs. delay

- Cover, balance and compactness

- Body shape and positioning when pressuring the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Activity

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Small Sided Activity

Duration: 25 min

Intensity: Med, Activity Time: 7 min, Recovery: 1 min, # of repetitions: 3

ORGANIZATION

5v5 + 4 Nuetrals

- 50x30 (or as needed)

- Ball start with coach

- Defending team denies penetrating passes to one of the 4 nuetral players

- Nuetral playes must switch the ball before it can re-enter the field

- Once ball is into the nuetral players, teams switch direction

COACHING POINTS

- Pressure the ball enought so the opponent cant prenetrate

- Speed and angle of approch of player applying pressure

- Marking vs. covering space

- Balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided Activity

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Expanded Small Sided Activity

Duration: 25 min

Intensity: High, Activity Time: 6 min, Recovery: 2 min, # of repetitions: 3

ORGANIZATION

70X50 (or as needed)

- 7v5 1:4:2 v. 2:3

- Ball starts with coach

- Defending team tries to win the ball with the purpose of countering into the small flag goals

COACHING POINTS

- Pressure

- Cover, balance, compactness

- Cutting out passes

- Body shape of covering and balancing defenders

- Awarness and understanding of vital space for the opposition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Duration: 20 min

Intensity: High, Activity Time: 9 min, Recovery: 1 min, # of repetitions: 2

ORGANIZATION

70X80

- 8V8 - 1:3:3:1 (Coaching) v 1:2:3:2

- FIFA Laws of the Game

COACHING POINTS

- Speed and angle of approch of player applying pressure

- Cutting out passes

- Pressure on the ball enough so the opponent cant penetrate


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