Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending & 1v1

Profile Summary

Matt Moore
Name: Matt Moore
City: Hebron
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session Objectives:

-To develop players' understanding of how to defend in 1v1 & 2v2 situations

-To encourage players to use skills to try and beat a defender

-To introduce the d-a (defender to attacker) and a-d (attacker to defender) transitions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ Intro

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SAQ Intro (15 mins)

Set-up:

-3 stations with players rotating stations after 2 minutes

X1= Hop alternating legs, dribble ball up to cone and back

X2= Dribble around cones changing direction quickly

X3= Two-footed jumps over hurdles, sprint to ball and perform a footskill


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow attack

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Shadow attack (15 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1 game to opposite endline

-Player with the ball attemps to stop the ball on the line, player without races

-Play starts on attackers first touch

Coaching points:

-Use of moves/skills to unbalance defender at the start

-Correct running with the ball techniques (foot surfaces)

-Use of fakes/turns when allowed to change direction

-Read visual cue of body position of the defender

Progressions:

-Players are allowed to turn once to finish back to start line

-Both players have a ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defend your post

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Defend your post (20 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1, each defending a goal

-Player A serves to player B; play on player B's first touch

Coaching points:

-Observe defenders body shape/movements

-Use different body movements to unsettle and unbalance defender

-Be urgent when attacker touches the ball to start the game; close down the space

-Use of defending and shielding techniques

Progressions:

-Move to 2v2 now defending two gates

-Move to 3v3

-Make the area larger


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1
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1v1 (20 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1 game in 15x15 yard square

-Coach feeds ball into the middle and player from each team enters

-First player to dribble through gate wins the game

Coaching points:

-Quality and deception in first touch

-Ability to shield and protect the ball in tight spaces

-Use of multiple changes of direction and speed

-Read visual cue of defenders body position

Progressions:

-Vary the service of the entry ball

-Collect two gates to win

-Play 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Set-up:

-3v3 games with no GK's

-Rotate teams

Coaching points:

-Reinforce the session theme

-Encourage 1v1 play

-How can a player create space

Progressions:

-N/A


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