Football/Soccer Session (U13): Defending

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Am-Club: Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Rick Flores, Adult Member

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Rick Flores
Name: Rick Flores
City: illinois
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up
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Technical Warm Up (15 mins)

Set up a 30 x 30 or 40 x 40 grid and would depend on age of players. Sort players out with a minimum of 2 in each line in the middle.

Activity will be wherever the ball is passed whether it goes to B to A or back to A to B etc the player in the middle quickly steps out to close the ball down. That player who passed the ball will quickly take the place in the middle. Example: If B passes to A player 2 will quickly put pressure on the ball and when ball is passed to player C player 3 will quickly pressure the ball and could go either direction. Player A and B would then be in the middle line. Only use 1 ball and keep the speed of play going and challenge the player in the middle to put pressure to prevent from passing a certain way.

Coaching Points:

Immediate Pressure and Type of Pressure

Angle of Approach and Stance

Reading the Pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 2 Small Sided Game

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3 v 2 Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Set up a grid with goals in the corner of the grid to allow each team a scoring opportunity. Will coach the #4 and #5 on working together in communicating and working together to win the ball and not allow penetration.

Players will be organized with a 2 v 2 while each center player color will alternate starting in the middle. If red starts would have a player in the middle and would play 3 v 2 and play is started when red passes to their center player. The blue team would be defending and not allowing the team to penetrate and beat them and if win the ball can counter attack.

Coaching Points:

Immediate Pressure and Delay

Not allow the player to turn

Proper Angle of Approach and Stance

Communicating and shifting as the attackers pass the ball

Timing to pressure to win the ball

Pressure and Cover


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 5 Goal to Counter

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6 v 5 Goal to Counter (20 mins)

6 v 5 +1 as the counter and can start play. Will coach the #2, #3, #4, #6, and #8.

Play will start at the top at midfield by neutral player. Defensive team will keep good defensive shape to win the ball to counter goal or pass to their target who is also the supporting player for the attacking team.

Focus is on shape and communication with teammates.

Angles of approach as well as type of pressure and delay

Forcing a player to covering defending

Type of Pressure as well as control and restratint

Connect the lines with Pressure, Cover, and Balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7 v 7

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7 v 7 (25 mins)

7 v 7 to goal

1-3-1-2 vs 1-3-1-2

Coaching moment when players do not defend in an organized manner

Player does not close down and players provide good cover and balance and rest of teams recovers to make more compact to win the ball back


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