Football/Soccer Session (U12): Individual Defending

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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

Organization:

1- 20x20

2- Partners

3- 1 Ball per group

Instructions:

1- Players with the ball must dribble towards the end line

2- Dribble with different surfaces from one side to another

3-Defenders must stay low, front foot as closest to ball and back pedal using hip rotation

Coaching Points:

1-Stay low all the time

2- Hip rotation

3-One arm extended to be aware of the distance between defender and attacker because at some point there has to be contact.

Progressions:


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

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Screen 2

Organization:

1. Set Up Channels

2. 2 players per channel

3. All balls in defenders side

Instructions:

1. Defender pass the ball to attackers

2. As the ball travels the defender travels

3. The pass must be at a game speed

4. Attackers can score by crossing the end line

Coaching Points:

1. Accelerate as the ball travels, decelarate when getting closer

2. As the defender gets closer, defender must be low and showing the attacker one direction(curve run and side on)

3. Arm extended to be aware of the attacker

4.Early contact

5. Step in between player and the ball


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

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Screen 3

Organization:

30x30

5 Defenders ( Red Team)

4 Attackers ( Blue team)

Instructions:

Attackers must try to score on goal with no limitations

If defender wins the ball transition must happen (score on the pugs goal) and as soon as the attacker losses the ball he becomes the defender

Coaching Points:

1. Mechanics of defendfing (body angle, angle of ap[proach)

2. 1st dedendder responsability, speed of pressing,

3. Communication

4. Right time to tackle (bad touch, back turn to own goal)

5. When to jock and when to commit to tackle.

Accelerate as the ball travels, decelarate when getting closer

6.Early contact

7.Step in between player and the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4

Organization:

Free Play


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