Football/Soccer Session (U11): Defensive principles

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Erik Marques , Adult Member

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Erik Marques
Name: Erik Marques
City: Hamilton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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

Organization:

1. Pairs with one soccer ball

2. Attackers and defenders alternate

Instructions:

1. Attacker dribbles in zig zags towards defender

2. Defender shall change stance and body position to force attacker to a side

3. Once players reach an endline, they will switch from attacker to defender and viceversa

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of pressure/closing down

2. Body Position

3. Force the attacker one way

4. Commit with a tackle when attacker takes a bad touch

Progressions:

1. Defender can now tackle attacker when he makes a mistake


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

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

Organization:

1. 4 players inside the grid with the ball

2. One player without ball inside grid

3. Switch after each cycle

Instructions:

1. Players dribble ball inside grid, and try to shield it away from defender

2. Defender has to try and get all balls out of the grid as quickly as possible

3. If attacker loses ball, they can help other attackers with passing

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure/Close down quickly

2. Body Position

3. Deny penetration

4. Succesful, clean tackling

Progressions:

1. Add more defenders


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

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

Organization:

1. 2 attackers and 2 defenders

2. One ball

3. Two goals on each side

Instructions:

1. Defenders start with ball and play to attackers

2. As soon as attackers take first touch play is live

3. Attacker looks to beat defender and attack two different goals

4. Defender looks to recover ball and score into different goals

Coaching Points:

1. Close down on space

2. Succesfully cover pressuring defender

3. Deny penetration

4. Look for mistakes and try to win the ball

5. Angle of approach

Progressions:

1. Defender is live as soon as they pass the ball


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

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

Organization:

1. Two teams of 3 with one ball

2. Mark halfway line

3. 3 goals on each line

Instructions:

1. Players will play to score on the different goals

2. Players must dribble past the halfway line or will lose possession

3. Game starts with the ball from the coach

Coaching Points:

1. Close down space

2. Deny penetration

3. Speed and angle of approach

4. Tackling technique

5. Transition

Progressions:

1. Players can now pass into attacking half


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