Football/Soccer Session (U9): DEFENDING 1V1

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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:

-Every Player with ball in 20x30 grid

Instructions:

PART I:

-Players dribble using messi touches and ronaldo touches, choosing the correct time for each, ie close spaces use messi touches, open space use ronaldo touches.

-After a few minutes, challenge is introduced. Players now race to 50+ touches using Messi, Ronaldo, or a combination of the two.

-Throw in tic-toc's, toe taps, brushes, pull push

PART II:

-Players dribble throughout area using any part of foot and wait for different commands

1) Change-When coach shouts change players must leave their ball and find a new one

2) Outside- When coach yells outside all players must dribble out of the boundary stop the ball and come back in.

Coaching Points:

-Head up to see available space

-Keep ball close when in crowded area (can you take a touch every step you take)

-If see good area of space take bigger touch/accelerate into it

-Use correct dribbling technique (pinky toe touches, knee over ball)

Progressions:

-If lose ball outside of area, or hit another player/ball you lose 10 counts in race to 50.


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

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Main Theme 1: 1v1 Defending (20 mins)

Organization:

-Two 12x20 grids

-1v1 defending in each grid

Instructions:

-1v1 defending in each grid, defender starts with the ball and plays it to the attackers feet.

-Defender must stop the attacker from dribbling the ball through the middle cones.

-Roles are switched once every player on the team goes once.

Coaching Points:

-As first defender, main job is to apply pressure on the ball. Must deny penetration.

-Proper angle and speed of approach

-Body shape, knees are bent and never flat on our feet.

Progressions:

-Can move into 1v2 scenario (Demonstrated in right grid) to instruct defender on what to do when outnumbered.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

-30 x 25 yard area with two pugg goals organized as shown in the diagram above.

Instructions:

-3v3 to goal.

-If ball goes out, player must dribble in rather than

Coaching Points:

-Understanding when the defender must pressure the ball to deny penetration.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (15 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 25 yard area with two pugg goals organized as shown in the diagram above.

Instructions:

- 3v3 to goal.

- Free Play

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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