Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Session for Coerver Symposium

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

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Technical Warm Up (5 mins)

Sort players in group of 3's. Players will pass and move and on the command from the coach the player with the ball needs to quickly dribble through the 2 players without the ball until coach stops play. Allo player to see if they can penetrate but focus is on the defenders. (3-5 minutes)

The players without the ball need to quickly organize and shut down the player with the ball to not allow them to split and dribble through.

Angle of approach by 1st Defender

Immediate Pressure

Covering Defender proper angle to support

Is the first defender giving the cue with body on direction

Is there communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2 Defending

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2 v 2 Defending (15 mins)

Players will play a 2 v 2. (5-10 minutes)

Set up grid with small gates to score and counter and players need to dribble through the gate.

Players in B1 will pass to either A Players who will quickly dribble towards their goal as player B2 joins and decides whether they will pressure or provide appropriate cover for B1. After a few repetitions the players will switch lines.

Focus will be:

What type of pressure and delay

Does the player joining read the visual cue

Do the players communicate

Does the player providing pressure have a good angle of approach and stance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 4 Defending

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3 v 4 Defending (20 mins)

Players will play a 3 v 4. (10-15 minutes)

Set up grid with 3 small gates to score for attacking team and 2 outside goals for defensive counter and players need to dribble through the gate.

Players in A will pass to either B players who will quickly dribble towards their goal as players D put pressure and player C transitions to defense to assist. After a few repetitions the players will switch lines.

Focus will be:

What type of pressure and delay

How does 3rd defender join and get involved

Does the player joining read the visual cue

Do the players communicate

Does the player providing pressure have a good angle of approach and stance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6 w/gk Defending

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6 v 6 w/gk Defending (20 mins)

6 v 6 with GK to goal to counter (15-20 Minutes)

Play will start at the top to goal. Defensive team wins the ball they 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.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Final Game no restrictions

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Final Game no restrictions (30 mins)

Final game 6 v 6 or 7 v 7 (25-30 Minutes)

Good time to evaluate and see players applying defensive skills in the game.


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