Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending Principles (Start Time: 2013-06-11 17:00:00)

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pre-season Fitness SAQ Session

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pre-season Fitness SAQ Session
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Pre-season Fitness SAQ Session (25 mins)

Session Organisation:

(1) Players start at the hurdles. Ensure that they use their arms to drive them and maintain high knees to improve speed and acceleration.

(2) The players then collect a ball and dribble them through the cones using quick feet and light touches using the inside and outside of the foot. Use arms for balance and keep your head focused on the ball and the cones.

(3) The players leave the ball in the shaded area and then sprint as quickly as they can to the poles. They sidestep in and out of the poles improving their agility, again light on feet and use arms for balance and co-ordination.

(4) When they reach the end of the agility run, the coachw ill play a firm pass into the player who then strikes first time at goal.

(5) The player runs back to the start and the process continues.

(6) Repeat three times, rest for 2 mins, repeat a further 2 times, rest for 2 mins, repeat 1 time then relax.

Coaching Points:

-Emphasise the importance of maintaining all the correct techniques of each exercise throughout the circuit, especially when tiring towards the end.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 vs. 3 vs. 3 Defending Activity

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3 vs. 3 vs. 3 Defending Activity (15 mins)

3 v 3 v 3 Defending Activity (15 min)

Organization:

In a grid 15x20 yds - 3 vs 3 vs 3 (Forward three, Midfield three, and Defensive three)

Activity:

Play possession. Defensively, the forward three, try to funnel centrally, the midfield three try to funnel centrally or play pressure - cover and avoid being split and the back three play only pressure cover without being split. When ball is won, play with your teammates and team the team that you DID NOT win the ball from.

Coaching Points:

When funneling

1. Move together as ball is going from player A to player B

2. Once close eliminate wide options

3. Once wide options are eliminated, close the 1st attacker and force a predictable pass or mistake

Pressure-Cover

1. Pressure when ball is moving from player to player

2. Do not ball chase but work in tandem with cover player

3. Make pass predictable or force mistake


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sm Sided Game-Small Group Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sm Sided Game-Small Group Defending
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Sm Sided Game-Small Group Defending (15 mins)

1v1 to 3v3 Defending (15 min)

Organization:

Field Size - 30 yds x 25 yds with one large goal and one counter goal. Defenders by the large goal and attackers by the counter goal.

Activity:

Individual and small group defending. Alternate 1v1 and 2v2 and build up to adding in a 3v3.

Coaching points:

-Absorb an attacker running at you and force them to the outside (can be inside when there is a cover player)

-Low center of gravity; staggered stance; eyes on ball only; feet moving with weight slightly forward; establish good pressuring distance.

-Do not allow the 1st attacker to turn whenever possible.

-When defending in small groups or bigger, communicate: "my ball" - "force towards me" - "force outside" - "contain" - "close" - "step" etc.

-When ball is won, turn defense into immediate offense.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Sm Sided 2 vs. 2 + 1 vs. 2 vs. 2 + 1

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Expanded Sm Sided 2 vs. 2 + 1 vs. 2 vs. 2 + 1 (15 mins)

2 v 2 v 1 Defensive Sm Sided Game (15 min)

Organization:

2v2+1 vs 2v2+1 - 2 zone game (4 goal game). Field size - 40x30 yds

Coaching Points:

-Communication

-Good individual defending

-Keep shape, dont chase into teammates zone...pass players on when possible

-Create instant offense after losing the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6

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6 v 6 (15 mins)

Sm Sided Game 6 v 6 (15 min)

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