Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Team Defending

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Patrick Kasperitis
Name: Patrick Kasperitis
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session looks to improve the ability of the back four to defend as a group in both equal numbers and numbers-down situations.


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 (30 mins)

1) Box dynamic Warm-up

2) 6v2 defending game

Focus is on winning the ball and defending well as a team


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back Four Shape

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Back Four Shape (20 mins)

3 zones:

teams of four

Focus on proper pressure and cover and balance, to close any gaps that may appear.

Points are scored when attacking team succeeds in playing ball through a gap to other team

Each team defends for 3 minutes and will defend twice.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending

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Defending (40 mins)

4v4 Decision game

Players start on red cones.

All players have a ball, on command all players dribble in ball

Coach calls our number and that player keeps ball while others leave ball

Attacking team is trying to score in three goals

Defending team, if won scores when ball is cleared to players on cones.

Progression:

1) add counter goals for the defenders

2) Remove small goals and add goalkeeper


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