Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Boys 01 DA - Functional Defending - 31May16 (Start Time: 2016-05-31 17:00:00)

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Michael Cullina, Adult Member

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Michael Cullina
Name: Michael Cullina
City: Fairfax, VA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic with Ball

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Dynamic with Ball (15 mins)

Dynamic Warm-up with Pass

Set up: Cones set 7 yards apart, 12 yards long.

Organization: 1 ball with 7-9 players per line.

Activity: (1) Player passes the ball with the prescribed number of touches/surfaceand. (2) Prescribed movement to diagonal cone. (3) Prescribed dynamic stretch to opposite line.

Coaching Points

Complete pass before movement (accuracy) | Proper form in dynamic work


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hornets

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Hornets (15 mins)

Hornets

Three teams of 4 players each

Attacking team (Blue) plays 4v2. Resting defenders (Red) at center cone. Transition team (Yellow) players in each empty quadrant.

After 5 passes or split attacking team can play to any transition team player to earn a point. The rest of the transition team joins that quadrant and new defenders enters area after previous defender returns ("touch up") to center.

If defender wins the ball, he/she keeps possession in same grid. Previous attackers must "touch up" on center cone before defensive pair presses.

Coaching Points

Transition! | Defensive communcation | Attack shape (find a clear line of sight to bal) | Passing technique


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6+1 to end zones

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6v6+1 to end zones (15 mins)

Teams play 6v6+1 neutral player to end zones

1. Dribble into end zone

2. Pass into end zone with restraining line

Coaching Points

Zonal shape- close gaps, when to pressure? when to drop? | Communication | Timing of press


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Shape - Backline

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Defensive Shape - Backline (25 mins)

8v8 Functional Defending - Overlapping Fullbacks

Set-up: Half field playing to 1 big goal and two small goals

Organization: Blue team plays 4-1-2 with 3 central midfielder (6, 7, 11). Red team plays with 3 forwards, 3 central midfielders, 2 fullbacks.

Activity: Red team starts in possession or driven ball from goalkeeper to FB. Attacking team looks to overload one side for a 2v1 against Blue FB.

Coaching Points

Maintain discipline in shape | Communicate all runners/overlaps | Immediate pressure in transition to slow attack | Squeeze on loss of possession | Pass checking strikers into midfield.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7

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7v7 (20 mins)

Coaching Points

Individual defending technique | Communicate!

Can I Score? Can I Penetrate (break a line)? Can I maintain possession/swicth the point? Can I limit negative consequences?


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