Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Initial Pressure/Cover

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Tonya Derkson
Name: Tonya Derkson
City: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

1st Defender Role - Press vs Delay. Preventing Forward Penetration.

2nd Defender Role - Cover. Interception vs Tackle. Defensive Transition.


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 (15 mins)

1. Warm up - dynamic

2. Rondo's - two defenders in the middle (objective - don't get split)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cutting the passing lane

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Cutting the passing lane (20 mins)

Players look to beat the player 1v1 or pass through to their player.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal game

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Zonal game (20 mins)

Deny the split pass

Pressure/Cover

Progress to 1 defender enter in to put pressure, cover and balance play off the pressure.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending
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2v2 Defending (20 mins)

SetUp

Two 20x30 fields with mini goals set up as shown

Organization

A) Play 2v2 with 2 players (yellow) resting. Team one starts as defenders and plays a long ball to team 2. Team 2 quickly attack and try to score in the goal. If the defending team wins the ball the try to score in the counter goals. Teams attack-defend-rest.

Progressions

B) Varied starting position. The defending team has one player who starts on the field and another as passer/server who joins to make 2v2.

Coaching Points

1st Defender - Close down quickly, pressure the ball. Slow down/delay the attacker

2nd Defender - Provide cover to double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass/shot

Communication - Clear, commanding, detailed

Transition quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v3+2 To Goal

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2v3+2 To Goal (20 mins)

SetUp

30x30 Area, full size goal

Organization

Attacking team starts with 3 players, defending team has 4, 2 active & 2 who play as targets. Attacking team must score by dribbling into zone 1 through one of the gates. Defending players can work together to create 2v1 situation with the second defender covering. If the defending team wins the ball they must find a target player.

Progression

Defending team can add another defender to zone 2. Attacking can send two players into zone 1 to make it a 2v2.

Coaching Points

1st Defender - Close down quickly, pressure the ball. Slow down/delay the attacker

2nd Defender - Provide cover to double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass/shot

Communication - Clear, commanding, detailed

Transition quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): End Game - No Keepers

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End Game - No Keepers (20 mins)

SetUp

40x60 field with goals

Organization

6v6 Format. Must defend and work together as a team to prevent penetration. All other rules apply, offside etc.

Progressions

Remove conditions completely.

Coaching Points

1st Defender - Close down quickly, pressure the ball. Slow down/delay the attacker

2nd Defender - Provide cover to double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass/shot

Communication - Clear, commanding, detailed


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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