Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Northland FC - Defending as a group

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Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending exercise 1

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Defending exercise 1 (15 mins)

Moment - Defending

Key Priciples -

1) Deny Space and Time

2) Prevent Goal Scoring Opportunities

3) Win the Ball.

How to Play

Pass freely around the area.

1) If you pass to a different colour, pressure the pass - Passive to start

2) If you play to your own colour, no pressure.

Progression

Can you win the ball before receiving players has taken two touches


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Exercise 2

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Defending Exercise 2 (15 mins)

Main Moment - Defending

Key Priciples -

1) Deny Space and Time

2) Prevent Goal Scoring Opportunities

3) Win the Ball.

How to Play

Coach plays into one of the three attackers.

Attackers - Your aim is to pass/dribble through one of the 3 small goals but you must stay in your own channel.

Defenders - Win the ball and play to team mate or waiting Red player.

One a goal is scored or Blue win the ball and play to Red, the game starts again with the new defenders and attackers. (Reds and Blue swap ends after your turn)

Points

Attackers - 1 point for dribbling/passing through the goal

Defenders - 1 point for winning the ball and making a pass or dribbling over the end line

Progression

Attackers and defenders are free to roam in any channel.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending exercise 3

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Defending exercise 3 (15 mins)

Main Moment - Defending

Key Principles

1) Deny space and time

2) Prevent goal scoring opportunities

3) Win the ball

How to Play

Starting point is with Red #3 & #4 who always start with a switch, they will play back and forth until they have an opportunity to play in to one of their midfielders.

Red combine to score but must attack through the front of the box.

Blue look to win possession and play to Red #3 or #4 as quickly as possible.

When attacking/defending, 2 midfielders can go and one must stay - this applies to both teams.

Progressions

- Red #3 & #4 can play direct to Red #9

- Make Blue #10 a recovery runner - recovers as soon as the ball is played into the box by Red #3 & #4

- Add wide players for red - ball must still go through the front of the box in order to attack.

- Add a #9 Blue who operates as a passive defender against the two CB and acts as a target man when Blue win the ball.

- Add a goal just behind Red #3 & #4 for blue to counter and attempt to score.

Player Tasks

#6 #8 #10

At all times can you -

- make sure you're compact and there is no clear path through to Red #9

- pressure the nearest attacker on the ball forcing play wide/back

- offer cover to the defender pressuring

- recover and get behind the ball if beaten


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Training Game

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Training Game (15 mins)

Training Game


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