Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U9-10: Outdoor Academy, Phase 2, Session 1

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Alex Sabatini, Adult Member

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The objective of the session is to teach players the role of the 1st defender(Pressure) and introduce the role of the 2nd defender(Cover)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1st defender -Pressure

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1st defender -Pressure (15 mins)

Organization:

-The activity takes place in a 15 x 10 area.

-Player A passes to Player B. PLayer A pressures to win the ball and B attempts to dribble through the RED gate.. (4 yds in size)

-If the attacker dribbles through the gate= 3 points

-If the defender breaks up play = 1 point

-If the defender dribbles through yellow side gate or passes to coach = 3 points

-keep score and make it competitive!

-Play for 4 minutes and have the players switch roles..2x's each...Total 16 min

Coaching Points:

-Speed of Approach: The defender should quickly travel to pressure as the ball travels to the attacker...long strides

-Angle of approach: Bend run in front of net/gate so as to protect it.

-Observe 1st touch of attacker as you travel to pressure:

* If the attacker's 1st touch is good the defender must take smaller steps to slow down

*If the attacker's 1st touch is BAD that is a cue to maintain speed and win the ball

-Defender should take on a side-on position, knees bent & weight on front of feet, arms length from the attacker and steer/deflect player to the sideline opposite his/her net/gate

-Eye on ball

-Be patient BUT threaten to win the ball

-Encourage the players to dispossess the ball to POSSESS!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure and Cover 1 v2

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Pressure and Cover 1 v2

Progression:

-The activity progresses to introducing a COVERING Player

-Player C passes to B...Player C now pressures the ball and A Covers.

-If B dribbles through the gate he receives 5 points

-if A an C win the ball they must pass the ball to the coach for 2 points//1 point if they break up play.

--Play for 4 minutes and have the players switch roles..2x's each...Total 16 min

Coaching Points:

-Same as above +

Covering Defender:

-At an angle so as he/she can see the ball

-Distance from Pressuring defender..approx 4-5 yds..Not to close or the attacker will beat both defenders but not to far away as well..(IN a real game the distance will vary depending what 1/3 of the field the attacker is in or proximity to the net)

- Communication from covering defender to pressuring defender very important

-The ability to transition effectively pressuring defender to Covbering Defender defender

....If the pressuring defedner is beat teach recovery run to become covering defender..


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

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2 v 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

-The activity takes place in in a 20 x 17 area

-A white attacking player passes to a blue defender, the defender receives and passes to any of the white attacking players. The white attack the net and the blue seek to win possession and counter to the 2 counter goals/target

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Coaching Points:

-As above +

- Teach the tandem that loses possession proper recovery runs and to transition to defending quickly and delay..


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 2 + 2

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3 v 2 + 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

-The U10s may be able to Progress to this....

Increase area to 20 x 20

-Progress to 3 v 2 + 2...If the defenders(Blue) win the ball they can now utilize teammates who support along the sidelines to get to the counter gates at centre


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