Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defensive Shape & Compactness

Profile Summary

Shane Coyne Continental FC
Name: Shane Coyne Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Fundamentals

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Fundamentals
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Fundamentals

Defending Fundamentals (10 mins)

SetUp

Players set up in pairs as shown, one ball between two

Organization

Defender starts with the ball and passes to the attacker. The attacker receives the ball and begins to dribble at the defender. The defender takes a defensive shape in relation to the attacker.

Progressions

1) Introduce concept of pressure, closing down quickly, good body shape

2) Introduce concept of balance and weight on front foot even though moving backwards

3) Full pressure defending

Coaching Points

Deny Space

Deny Time

Deny Penetration

Body position side on, touching distance, knees bent

Balance/Weight on front foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness - Pressure & Cover

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness - Pressure & Cover
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness - Pressure & Cover

Compactness - Pressure & Cover (20 mins)

SetUp

3 teams of 3, penalty area. One team defends, one attacks and one rests.

Organization

Defenders in Yellow must work on staying compact and preventing (penetration) shots on goal while staying inside the box. Attacking players must pass the ball to create space to set up a shot on goal.

1) Start with no tackle block only

2) Introduce concept of pressure, cover balance

3) Progress to full pressure defending after 3 passes with counter goals

4) Rotate teams after set period

Coaching Points

Deny Space & Time - Close down quickly

Deny Penetration - Stay big and block shots

Body position side on, touching distance, knees bent

Balance/Weight on front foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover &Balance to Goal

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover &Balance to Goal
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover &Balance to Goal

Pressure, Cover &Balance to Goal (20 mins)

SetUp

3 teams of 3, penalty area. One team defends, one attacks and one rests.

Organization

Attacking players in White after reveiving a pass from the GK must combine to create space and set up a shot on goal. Defenders in Yellow must work on staying compact and preventing penetration. If the defending team wins the ball the counter to small goals or pass to waitinf players. When the game is finished ball starts again with GK, white team now becomes the new defending team.

Coaching Points

Deny Space & Time - Close down quickly

Cover & Balance defender roles

Communication & organization

Disciplined tracking of attackers


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL