Football/Soccer Session (U14): 1 Monroe Soccer Travel, Wildcats U14 - March '14 (Start Time: 2014-03-25 20:05:00)

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Nick Adams
Name: Nick Adams
City: New Bedford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending - Warm up/Shielding

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending - Warm up/Shielding
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Defending - Warm up/Shielding (10 mins)

Organization:

In a 25x25 yard area; Players pass and move in area.

Instructions:

On coaches call the player on the ball will aim to shield the ball for 30 seconds.

The defender will aim to:

Score a point each time he/she successfully performs a poke tackle and touches the ball.

(Ball is always returned to the attacker)

Win possession:

Coaching Points:

Strength, determination

Good Defensive Shape

Patience and timing.

Concentration

Progressions:

Increase time player shields ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending - Angle/Speed of approach

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1v1 Defending - Angle/Speed of approach (20 mins)

Organization: 20 x 15 yard area with two 'mini' goals in each corner; Split group into two teams, (Attackers v Defenders); Each defender has a ball.

Instructions:

Defending player starts with ball and passes into the attacking player;

Attacking player moves out to receive the ball and attempts to beat the defender and dribble through one of two scoring gates on the defenders end line;

Defender is active on the attacker’s first touch and attempts to win the ball

Players rotate roles after each attempt;

Award points for successful attempts and keep score

Coaching Points:

Speed and angle of approach

Correct moments to tackle

Faint to tackle to force a mistake

Tackling techniques

Progressions:

If defender wins the ball can they counter attack?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v3 to a line

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v3 to a line
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2v3 to a line (25 mins)

Organization:

Groups of 6 in a 25x20 Area; Play 3 attackers v 2 defenders as shown;

One defender is not used but rotates into the next play.

Instructions:

Defender passes the ball to the three players at the opposite end of the grid.

Both defenders immediately step out to defend.

3 attackers must attempt to dribble over the opposite end-line.

Defenders must attempt to stop/delay/win the ball.

A point is scored if the attackers cross the line on the dribble.

Two points are scored if the defenders intercept and get over the opponents end-line.

The coach should focus on the role of the first and second defender

Rotate the defenders each time.

Coaching Points:

DELAY for as long as possible! Don’t dive in - be patient!

Communication/Working together;

Maintain balance. Keep a low center of gravity.

Close the angles and try and force an error

Making play predictable

Patience, persistence & decision-making

Progressions:

Add extra defender - play 3V3.

Play 4v2 keep away looking at group defending and shape.

Look at defensive pair working together. Don’t get split and force the mistake.

Rotate so that everyone works in a defensive pair.

Finish with 6v6/7v5 game

Work with forward in terms of their defending angle of approach in order to make play predictable for the team.


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