Football/Soccer Session (U13): Defending

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Idrissa Balde, Adult Member

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Idrissa Balde
Name: Idrissa Balde
City: Merthyr Tydfil
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

Organization:

60x40 yrds grid

12 players

Set of footballs

Instructions:

After 3 passes, whoever making the pass offer pressure on the ball.

Variations:

- After coaches' instructions, the pressure on the ball comes from a player from a different station (preferably clockwise)

- On coach command Blues have 20 seconds to win the ball back of Reds and vice versa.

Coaching points:

- Get in Line

- Pressure on the ball

- Put the brakes on at correct distance

- Body Position

- Stay on toes (balls of feet)

- Be Patient

- Slow attacker down/Jockey

- Decision (Can you win it?)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Instructions:

Play 8v4 game with 3 different teams. Coach instruct a team to pressurize the remaining 8 players who keep possession.

Note: Alternate defending team after 45 seconds or if defending team wins the ball back, then the team who lost possession is invited to become pressurizing defenders.

Coaching points:

- Distance of second Defenders

- Communication

- Don’t cross legs when moving


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Instructions:

Play a normal game.

Progressions:

- After losing possession, defenders got 45 seconds to win the ball back

- If ball is won in the attacking third counts as 2 goals

- Attackers must switch play before a shot

Coaching points:

- Tracking Players

- Know when to pressurize and when to drop

- Nearest defender first objective is to apply pressure and second is to force attackers to do a mistake

- Win 100% of the ball


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