Football/Soccer Session (U15): 01-02G NPL - Defensive Principles - 18Aug16 (Start Time: 2016-08-18 18:30:00)

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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

Description

Competitive Mentality

- Attention to detail

- 1v1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Passing

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Circle Passing (20 mins)

Circle Passing Exercise

Activities - 90 seconds

Progression 1: A passes to B. B passes to A. B returns 1-2 to A. A and B switch positions

Progression 2: A passes to B. B passes to C. C dribbles. A replaces C.

Progression 3: A passes to B. B passes to C. B overlaps C. C dribbles inside and passes back to B. A replaces B.

Progression 4: A passes to B. B passes to C. B overlaps C. C passes to A. A passes to B. A replaces B.

Progression 5: A passes to B. B passes to C. B overlaps C. C passes to A. C underlaps A. A passes to B. B passes to C. A replaces C.

Coaching Points

Accuracy/weight of pass | Communcation | Timing of Runs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Hornets

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Hornets (20 mins)

Hornets

Three (3) teams of 3 players each

Attacking team (RED) plays 3v1. Resting defenders (BLUE) at center cone. Transition team (YELLOW) players in each empty quadrant.

After 5 passes attacking team can play to any transition team player to earn a point. The rest of the transition team joins that quadrant and new defender enters area after previous defender returns to center.

If defender wins the ball, she can play to any transition team player. Other two previous defenders find new quadrant to become transition team. Previous attacking team sends one player to defender and other two players to center cones.

Coaching Points

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


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Flying Changes

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2v2 Flying Changes (20 mins)

Flying Changes - 2v2

Game is played 2v2 + GK. On ball over defensive end line new pair dribbles new ball on to field. Attackers immediately transition to defenders (Origina pair is off.) Ball across touch line is played to appropriate team from teammates. Offside in effect.

Coaching Points

Defending - Immediate pressure with communication | Communication from covering defender and goalkeeper (e.g. "push outside") | Covering distance & angle (no split) | Isolate 1 attacker | Double team

Attacking - Drive at defenders | Movement off the ball | Isolate defenders | Combinations (cues and execution) | Body position to provide 1-touch finish


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Flying Changes

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4v4 Flying Changes (20 mins)

4v4 Flying ChangesGame is played 4v4 + GK.

Games are played to 10 or timed.

Transition - when ball crosses endline of team with one pair OR ball in hand of GK for team with one pair, four new players attack. Previous attacking team defends

Coaching Points

Immediate transition | Attacking mobility | Isolate 2v1 | Defensively eliminate attackers | Communication


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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