Football/Soccer Session (U9): ISC Fusion - 1v1 Defending

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Keron Doldron, Adult Member

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Keron Doldron
Name: Keron Doldron
City: Plainfield
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fencing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fencing
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Fencing

Organization:

-5x5 area

-2 players per grid

Instructions:

- Players tap hands to initiate game

- Players try to tap each other's knees in order to score a point

- If player gets "pushed" out of area, point for his opponent

Coaching Points:

- Body shape / position (bent knees, on toes, quick movements)

- When to tackle / delay

Progressions:

- World Cup, Promotion / Relegation set-up. Winners move up, Losers move down.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Closing Down

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Technical - Closing Down

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Players work in pairs.

3. Balls set up halfway between pairs.

Instructions:

1. Players look to close down on the ball together.

2. Focus on body shape, proper stance, and angle of approach.

3. Players look to mirror each other before returning to start line.

4. After a few minutes, players perform a block tackle at the ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach.

2. Proper defensive stance - "surfer" position.

3. Close space quickly and slow down on approach.

4. Block tackle - lock ankle, use inside of foot.

Progressions:

1. Ensure players work on both sides.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1st attacker

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Defending 1st attacker

Organization:

- 24x12 yds

- 4 players (2 nuetrals in defensive half (N) / 2 fully live)

Instructions:

- Players go to goal and can only use the nuetral in their defensive half (as shown)

- Play for 2 mintues, switch roles (physically demanding activity)

- Nuetrals cannot score

Coaching Points:

- Starting Position: Deny penetration, Close enough to pressure (judging distance), Body shape (see both attackers).

- Reading Body Shape: Head up / down (cannot see me, therefore I can close space as ball travels.

- Can I intercept pass?

- Can i cut nuetral out to create 1v1?

- Should I drop off?

- Returning to proper starting position if I allow pass back to nuetral.

- Can I squeeze poor pass back to nuetral and cut out live attacker (squeeze nuetral player)?

- Feint to cause bad touch / opportunity to win ball.

Progressions:

- Manipulation of touches by either attacker to reduce / increase speed of play or get defending scenario players need to work on.

- Unrestricted: 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ShowTime :)

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ShowTime :)

Organization:

- Standard 3v3 to PUGS

Instructions:

- Different Conditioned Games

1. Players may only go forward by dribbling or shooting.

2. Man to man - players can only defender their own mark.

Coaching Points:

- Reinforcement of previous- Recognition of numbers down / even / up and decision making

Progressions:

- Live game


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE

Small Sided Game/Scrimmage

Free Play


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