Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Session

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Craig Williams, Adult Member

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 23 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session focusing on pressure and support when defending.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 1
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Warm up 1 (5 mins)

Setup 12x20 grid

Instruction

Players make 8yd pass and immediately close down space to pressure ball.Receiving players traps and shields the ball for 3 seconds and yells release. Pressure player returns to cone to receive pass and repeat.

Coaching points

Speed and shape to pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up 2

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Warm up 2 (5 mins)

Set up 12x20 grid

Instruction

Players move around inside their grid passing, calling out 1,2 or 3 for the number of touches allowed before next pass.

After 3 passes minmum a player traps the ball and the other 2 close down space to pressure/ support. Hold for 3 seconds and release to continue passing.

Coaching Points

Speed/ angle closing down to pressure and support

Proper body shape

Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v2 defending

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4v2 defending (15 mins)

Set up 12x20 grid for every 6 players

Instruction

Yellow players are defending the through/ diagonal pass between red and blue. they are only allowed to intercept passes, no tackles. If yellow intercepts two passes they switch with either red or blue.

Progression

Allow tackles on poor first touches

3 lateral passes between like players = loss of possession.

Coaching points

Speed and angles to close down space

Communication

Aim is to prevent or intercept passes between red and blue, force lateral or backward passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG 6v6

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SSG 6v6 (20 mins)

Set up

Small- 1/4 field, with neutral zone marked off.

Instructions

6v6 in a 2-3-1 formation. Defenders may play as high as the neutral zone, strikers may only play back to the neutral zone. Passes can be made back into the neutral zone to hold possession and reset.

Coaching points

Proper pressure and support positioning

Communication

Triggers on when to delay and when to tackle, when to press and when to reset.


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Pass
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