Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 06 Boys Week 6 Individual and group defending

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Eddie Slater
Name: Eddie Slater
City: Las Vegas
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Head Chest Foot Warm Up

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Head Chest Foot Warm Up (10 mins)

Set up & organization

Use around 25x25 or what you have. Bibs, balls for half the players.

Instructions

Players are split into teams of two. One team hold the ball and scatters around the grid. The others run round and find the player with the ball. They must give a command Chest, Head, or foot. Servers must then throw ball and receive back from the player who controls the ball with the requested body part. Switch teams out after 3 min’s.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 SSG

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4v4 SSG (20 mins)

Set up & organization

Split a 30x30 in half with a clearly marked half way line . Have one big goal, and two small target goals either end of area.

Instructions

One team plays with a GK and three outfield players. They are the defending team. The other team has 4 players and is attacking. Game starts with coach playing an aerial ball into the defending team. They must call for the ball and deal with it with what skill they deem necessary. The GK can also come out and claim the ball. Once the ball is under control the defending team plays the ball into the attackers and then we play a 4v3 to a finish.

Coaching points

Good control out of the air, or good defensive headers.

GK must be dominant if the ball is in his area.

Defenders must display very good understanding through communication and instructions.

Positive attitudes to defend the goal, and break quickly if possession is gained.

All defensive principles in play here, but the organization of the group of three is key.


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

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1v1 defending (20 mins)

Instructions

1v1 in a diamond. Defender starts with the ball and passes to the attacker who must try dribble and knock off a ball on the cones. If defender wins the ball he can try score in the target goal.

Coaching points

Good initial chase from the defender, can he make the attacker make a mistake?

Look closely at body shape and where they are leading the attacker. Can they get low and force him left or right?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4V3+GK SSG

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4V3+GK SSG (20 mins)

Set up & organization

Split a 30x30 in half with a clearly marked half way line . Have one big goal, and two small target goals either end of area.

Instructions

Same game as before except now the attacking team receives the ball from the coach and attacks.

One team plays with a GK and three outfield players. They are the defending team. The other team has 4 players and is attacking. Game starts with coach playing a pass to the attacking team who attack in a 4v3 situation.

Coaching points

Good initial chase from the defender, can he make the attacker make a mistake?

Look closely at body shape and where they are leading the attacker. Can they get low and force him left or right?

Good control out of the air, or good defensive headers.

GK must be dominant if the ball is in his area.

Defenders must display very good understanding through communication and instructions.

Positive attitudes to defend the goal, and break quickly if possession is gained.

All defensive principles in play here, but the organization of the group of three is key.


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