Football/Soccer Session (U14): GLEN ROCK U13 SESSION 3 Pressure / Cover

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up
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Warm-Up (10 mins)

Organization:

-5x5 area

-2 players per grid

Instructions:

- Players tap hands to initiate game

- Players try to tap each other's knees in order to score a point

- If player gets "pushed" out of area, point for his opponent

Coaching Points:

- Body shape / position (bent knees, on toes, quick movements)

- When to tackle / delay

Progressions:

- World Cup, Promotion / Relegation set-up. Winners move up, Losers move down.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical / Semi Opposed - Pressure / Cover

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Technical / Semi Opposed - Pressure / Cover (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 10x18 grid

2. Three teams of two.

Instructions:

1. End players pass back and forth four times as defenders shift in their pressure and cover positions.

2. After fourth pass the white player plays long to red team.

3. White players follow their pass entering the grid and yellow players exit.

4. Process repeats.

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.

2. Technique of 1st defender (angle / speed of approach, body shape, etc.)

3. Angle and Distance of cover based on angle / distance of 1st def., attackers, and area of field.

4. Compactness - don't get stretched, split, or leave space to play down line - deny penetration

5. Transition to defense - delay / tackle - do I have support?

Progressions:

1. Work on specific scenarios showns in following screens.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Flying 3v3 - Pressure / Cover - Delay / Tackle

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Flying 3v3 - Pressure / Cover - Delay / Tackle (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 40 x 35 yds.

2. 2 teams of six (in groups of 3's).

3. 2 Goalkeepers

Instructions:

1. Player 1 plays Player 2.

2. Player 2 drives inside allowing player 1 to overlap into space created outside.

3. Player's 1, 2 and 3 attack 3 (Players 4,5 and 6) blue defenders.

4. When ball goes out of play or goal is scored (Players 1,2,3), 3 blue defenders return to lines, 3 new blue attackers (Players 7,8,9) repeat above process going at the 3 white defenders that have just lost the ball (as illustrated above).

5. Players A, B and C will attack once ball goes out / goal is scored again.

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.

2. Technique of 1st defender (angle / speed of approach, body shape, etc.)

3. Angle and Distance of cover based on angle / distance of 1st def., attackers, and area of field.

4. Compactness - don't get stretched, split, or leave space to play down line - deny penetration

5. Transition to defense - delay / tackle - do I have support?

6. Recognition when outnumbered, can I delay until other defenders have recovered.

Progression:

1. Defenders too successful - Player that shoots / loses ball goes off of field, defend with only 2 players.

Regression:

1. Attackers too successful - Touch requirement (will give defenders more time to find appropriate positions.)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 + 2 Opposed - Conditioned Game

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5v5 + 2 Opposed - Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

-12 Players: 5 Blues, 5 Whites, 2 Nuetrals (green)

- 40 x 35 yds

Instructions:

- Players play 5v5 + 2 to targets.

- Teams score by playing the ball to one target, then playing the opposite target without the opposite team getting a touch / winning possession

- Switch target players after given time / score

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.

2. Technique of 1st defender (angle / speed of approach, body shape, etc.)

3. Angle and Distance of cover based on angle / distance of 1st def., attackers, and area of field.

4. Compactness - don't get stretched, split, or leave space to play down line - deny penetration

5. Transition to defense - delay / tackle - do I have support?

6. Recognition when outnumbered, can I delay until other defenders have recovered.

Progressions:

- Add nuetral into playing area (Defenders having too much success)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 to Goal - Small Sided Game

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6v6 to Goal - Small Sided Game (25 mins)

Organization:

- 6v6 small-sided to goal

Instructions:

- Players play 6v6 to goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - urgent, loud, and specific.

2. Technique of 1st defender (angle / speed of approach, body shape, etc.)

3. Angle and Distance of cover based on angle / distance of 1st def., attackers, and area of field.

4. Compactness - don't get stretched, split, or leave space to play down line - deny penetration

5. Transition to defense - delay / tackle - do I have support?

6. Balancing Defender


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