Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending Back 4

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Russell Shaw, Adult Member

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Russell Shaw
Name: Russell Shaw
City: ottawa
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

-Full half of the field with 2 boxes for targets (goals for defenders) and a box with balls for a server to start the phase.

-Defending team will be set up with a back 4 and 3 central midfield players (2 holding 1 attacking).

-Attacking team will play with 3 central players and 3 attacking players.

-The server will only act to serve the ball in for attacking team when directed by the coach.

-2 yellow players occupy the box and act as neutral players for tragets to defenders to score and also as a restart players for the attacking team.

Objective:

-The attacking team will try to score on the large goal after being served the ball from the server.

-The defending team will try to defend there goal and if they win the ball play to one of the neutral players.This neutral player will then switch the ball to the other neutral players who will serve in to the attacking team and play will restart.

Coaching Points and key factors:

-general shape and compactness of defending team

-shifting maintaining compactness with balance as ball travels

-depth of support in relation to players intent on the ball or (pressure delay or intercept or no pressure on the ball drop off together)

-moving as a unit to regain space when ball has been played forward including goalkeeper

-Communication

-Identifying the key threat

-Knowing the intent of the player on the ball

-Awareness of other teamates posistioning.

-Body positioning


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2 (10 mins)

Progression:

Attacking team will now be introduced 2 fullback players

Role of that player is not to dribble and touches can be limited if needed

Coaching Points:

Same as above as applicable

-When can we delay

-When do we hold

-Support in overloaded situations


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (25 mins)

Small Sided Game Final Phase:

Set Up:

8vs8 including goalkeepers.

field 70 long by 44 wide

White team in a 1-2-3-2 shape

Green team in a 1-3-3-1 shape

Organization:

All regualr rules apply

Coaching Key Facotrs:

Shape- comoactness

Support and balance

Area of the field

Pressure on the ball

-step up and get tighter

No Pressure

-Drop off and stay together

Identify key threat, other players and intent of player on the ball


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