Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Boys 01 DA - Small Group Defending - 10May16 (Start Time: 2016-05-10 20:00:00)

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Michael Cullina, Adult Member

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Michael Cullina
Name: Michael Cullina
City: Fairfax, VA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic with Ball

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Dynamic with Ball (10 mins)

Dynamic Warm-up with Pass

Set up: Cones set 7 yards apart, 12 yards long.

Organization: 1 ball with 7-9 players per line.

Activity: (1) Player passes the ball with the prescribed number of touches/surfaceand. (2) Prescribed movement to diagonal cone. (3) Prescribed dynamic stretch to opposite line.

Coaching Points

Complete pass before movement (accuracy) | Proper form in dynamic work


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending

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Individual Defending (15 mins)

Activity: Teammate passes ball to Attacker. Defender prevents Attacker from dribbling across the line.

Progression 1: Back to goal - turn to attack

Progression 2: Facing goal - attack forward

Progression 3: Add defenders/attackers - player with offside

Coaching Points

Communciation - Pressuring defender "ball". Covering player provides direction | Body shape to force one direction | Tackle on mistakes | How? When? to double team | Isolate attackers to make 1v1 or 1v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending

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Individual Defending (15 mins)

Activity: Player 1 passes ball to Attacker 2. Player 3 prevents Attacker from dribbling across the line.

Progression 1: Attacker 4 joins to form a 2v1

Progression 2: Defender 3 joins (Attacker 4 does not) to makes 1v2

Progression 3: 2v2

Coaching Points

Communciation - Pressuring defender "ball". Covering player provides direction | Body shape to force one direction | How? When? to double team | Isolate attackers to make 1v1 or 1v2

Player 1 gives player 2 verbal cues to defend.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Over the River

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Over the River (20 mins)

Over the River: 3 20x15yd areas with center zone divided.

Description: Players are split into 3 teams and placed 1 team in each zone. Team in the middle send 2-3 defenders with remaining player in front half of middle zone (may prevent pass across).

After pre-determined number of passes, attacking team (blue) plays ball to opposite grid for 1 point. Defending team (red) remains defenders.

If defending team (red) intercepts and completes a pass to players in the middle, the ball is played to opposite grid (yellow). Yellow team becomes attackers. Blue team defends. Red team replaces blue team.

Coaching Points:

Defensive pair prevent penetrating ball | Press together

Attacking team shape | Individual shape to prepare 1 touch penetrating pass | Communication | Speed of transition


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

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2v2 Flying Changes (20 mins)

Flying Changes - 2v2

Game is played 2v2 + GK. On ball over defensive end line new pair dribbles new ball on to field. Attackers immediately transition to defenders (Origina pair is off.) Ball across touch line is played to appropriate team from teammates. Offside in effect.

Coaching Points

Defending - Immediate pressure with communication | Communication from covering defender and goalkeeper (e.g. "push outside") | Covering distance & angle (no split) | Isolate 1 attacker | Double team

Attacking - Drive at defenders | Movement off the ball | Isolate defenders | Combinations (cues and execution) | Body position to provide 1-touch finish


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shoot - Save

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Shoot - Save (10 mins)

Power - Save

Set-up: Two goals set with center line

Organization: Two teams. One on each opposite post with each player having a ball.

Activity: First playe in line dribbles no further than center line and shoots. As soon as ball is shot, a player from the othe teams dribbles out. Shooter retreats to cover goal. Game played to 10

Coaching Points

Technial shooting/finishing - proper surface, locked ankle, follow through


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Pass
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