Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): BCFC U11 - Defending session 2

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Alistair Mallen
Name: Alistair Mallen
City: Oldham
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sklls circuit

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Sklls circuit

Skills Circuit

Players take it in turns to go through the skills circuit.

1 Dribbling with both feet

2 Turns-Changes of direction

3 Inside/Outside cuts And

4 Running with the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Shadow Drill

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Defensive Shadow Drill

Set Up: Use as much space as possible, and have players 15 yards apart in pairs with one ball between them.

Activity: 1) Player passes ball out, and 2) sprints out in an arced run to "Close Down" attacker. 3) Defender "Slows Down" as they approach attacker so as to not outrun them, and "Shows Down" or gets into a staggered, side-on athletic stance. 4) Attacker dribbles and works on their moves going forward as defender SHADOWS them and works on pivoting as attacker moves forward and side to side.

Coaching Points: "Close down, Slow down, Show down, Shut down", close down run must be arced to take away one side of field, when defender pivots to adjust to attacker's advances, they must overcompensate and move to cut off other side from attacker. Don't take the ball away!

Progression

2v2 Pressure, cover - get the players to talk - "I am going ball"


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressuring the ball

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Pressuring the ball

Set Up

20 x 30 m grid

1/ Very simply the attackers (A)pass the ball along the line.The defenders(D) have to communicate who is going to pressure the ball. (A) do not move forward at first.Rotate every position.

Progression

Once communication and closing down is fluid add a goal behind the D and let A move freely.

Tips

All D must talk

Nearest D pressues the ball. Other provide cover and balance

Defenders-Do not tackle just keep play infront of you


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Team Defending Game

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3v3 Team Defending Game

Focus - defending as a unit with Pressure, cover balance

Set Up: 30 x 25yards.Three small goals. Cones dividing pitch into thirds. 3v 3 Attacker v defenders.

Activity: Coach plays ball out towards attackers who try to score.Both teams enter pitch.

1st defender is the nearest to the ball - DELAY then PRESSURE.

2nd defender provides COVER.

3rd defender provides BALANCE.

If pressure defender is beaten, then covering defender must quickly come up to pressure, and initial pressuring defender re-COVERS.

If defenders win ball, they attack opposite side. Consider restricting defenders to zone.

Progression - 4 v 3 overload. Add two more goals to make it more difficult.

Tips:

Close down - quickly, arch run to encourage attacker down the line

Slow down- as you close, don’t dive in, stay on feet, keep attackers head down

Low down- surf board position, on balls of feet

Show down- force away from danger zone


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