Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending 1 v 1

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Shane Smits
Name: Shane Smits
City: Burnley
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique
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Technique

Organisation: Mark out 4 10x10yd area's, with 2 players to each area. 1 attacker and 1 defender opposite each other, to start the practice the defender passes the ball to the attacker and then closes down using the correct body posture, to start with the attacker will recieve the pass and stay static so the defender can practice correct body posture once closed down, progress to the attacker dribbling at a slow pace across the box. attacker increases pace as the defender gains confidence in correct defending technique.

Key Points:

Defensive principles - Deny, Delay, Deflect, Defend

Communication

Close down quickly but slow down on approach

Body posture

Eyes on ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill

Organisation: Mark out 4 10x10yd area's, with 2 players to each area. There is 1 defender who starts on one corner and 1 attacker who starts on the opposite corner of the area, there is also a 3yd gate opposite the attacker. To start the practice the defender passes the ball diagonally to the attacker. The defender then needs to make a curved run to protect the gate from the attacker.

Key Points:

Defensive principles - Deny, Delay, Deflect, Defend

Communication

Close down quickly but slow down on approach

Body posture

Eyes on ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

Organisation: 4v4 in a 40x30yd area broken into 3 areas, 2x 10x30yd area and 1x 20x30yd area. Players are to stay in there zones and work the ball to the striker for them to dribble over the end line for a goal, rotate players so that everyone has a go in the 1v1 zones.

Key Points:

Defensive principles - Deny, Delay, Deflect, Defend

Communication

Close down quickly but slow down on approach

Body posture

Eyes on ball


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