Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U11/U12 PDP - Defensive Pressure & Cover (Support) Session I

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Defensive Pressure & Cover

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hunters

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Hunters (15 mins)

In a group of approximately 12 players, 8 players would have a ball and the other 4 will not have a ball. On the coaches signal the “dribblers” will dribble in the grid trying to stay away from the “Hunters” who do NOT have a ball. The “Hunters” try to take a ball from the “dribblers”. If a “dribbler’s” ball is stolen, the dribbler then instantly becomes a Hunter and the Hunter that stole the ball becomes the new dribbler. Play two or three rounds and encourage high energy from the Hunters to get to the player dribbling.

- how can the hunters be more successful?

•Do the hunters need to get to the dribbler fast or slow?

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure/Cover - 1st & 2nd Defender

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Pressure/Cover - 1st & 2nd Defender (25 mins)

Players are paired up and will take turns rotating into the defensive pair

Have one of the players in the attacking pairs with a ball at the corner of the grid. The attacking players on one side will then initiate the game and attempt to play past both defenders to the opposing gate for a point. If the defenders win possession they can score a point by playing it through their attacking gate. After a goal is scored, the ball goes out of play, or too much time has elasped in the current game, que the attackers from the other side to attack the opposite goal in a new 2v2 situation. After a few minutes or about 5-6 defensive turns, rotate the defensive pair

 

Coaching Points:

- Cover 1st defender if they get beat off of the dribble

- Cover the pass as a second defender, be able to quickly move from cover to pressure to close down other attacker

- Cover the through ball

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Outta Here

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2v2 Outta Here (25 mins)

Play 2v2 (four gates), but when the ball goes out, a goal is scored, or time goes to long – new players for each team enter the field. Have the players initiate the game with a pass across to the other team.

•Can you close down quicker?

•How can you give the attacker less options?

•Do you need to work hard and be focused?

 

Coaching Points:

- Cover 1st defender if they get beat off of the dribble

- Cover the pass as a second defender, be able to quickly move from cover to pressure to close down other attacker

- Cover the through ball

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8

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8v8 (20 mins)

Scrimmage 8v8

 


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