Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): UEFA B Practice session 1 - Defending against combination play 9&10 (Start Time: 2014-03-20 13:20:00)

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Lee Caldwell, Adult Member

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Lee Caldwell
Name: Lee Caldwell
City: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session objectives

How to defend in central areas.

Defending ball into strikers feet.

Defending splitting strikers.

Develop understanding of the defending unit.

Key Factors:

Reading the developing play, can you intercept/ press the ball.

Marking players and space.

Pressuring, controlling and influencing an opponents options.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Start point

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Start point (5 mins)

Functional practice

Set Up

Defending (GK-2-2)

Attacking (T-2-2)

Organisation

The target player can be used by both teams, defending team can score by passing to target player.

Area being used is the central area (24 yards across).

Use offside for realism.

Think about coaching position to coach defensive unit.

Start

T bounces ball into A4/A8 and then passes into A4/A8 when they split.

If start doesn't allow success, manufacture start position (Recovery run by D8).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scenario 1 - Ball into 9/10 feet

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Scenario 1 - Ball into 9/10 feet (10 mins)

Start

A8 passes into A9 feet as quick as possible.

Primary

D6 presses the outside shoulder to stop run outside.

D5 provides cover and balance, but is aware of A10.

Secondary

D8 moves into support position.

D4 tries to block pass, if not apply back press.

Fringe

Can GK deny space behind.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scenario 2 - Splitting strikers

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Scenario 2 - Splitting strikers (10 mins)

Start

A4 passes into A8 quickly.

A8 passes into A10 who has dropped off to receive and pull out D5.

Primary

D5 presses inside shoulder.

D6 provides cover and balance, but is aware of A9.

Secondary

D4 provides support, but is aware of A8 run.

D8 applies back press.

Fringe

GK communicate positioning/press.


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