Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending - Reaction Warm-Up

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Warm-Up
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Reaction Warm-Up

Organization:

1. 10x10 area.

2. Four different colored cones laid out as shown.

3. Balls placed on top of cones.

Instructions:

1. First player on line looks to close down correct color on coach's command.

2. Player must hold defensive stance for 2-3 seconds before jogging to back of line.

3. Next player awaits command from coach to repeat the process.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach - close space quickly.

2. Angle of approach - bent run.

3. Slow down as space becomes smaller.

4. Correct stance - "surfer" position.

Progressions:

1. Coach calls out two colors to work on quick reaction/recovery.

2. Coach calls color and direction (e.g. "red inside") to dictate which way player must show.


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