Football/Soccer Session (U14): Pressure-Cover-Balance

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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): Defending as a back four

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending as a back four
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Defending as a back four (15 mins)

Pressure-Cover-Balance (15 min)

Session Objective:To improve defensive unit play along back line

Set Up: Server A plays ball to wide Green player B. Orange 1 closes down, Orange 2, 3 and 4 then move to provide cover & balance.

Then switch amd play to C. Orange 4 closes then 3,2,1 cover/balance. Repeat switching to get back four to move in unison.

Coaching Points: Nearest man closes down to apply pressure. Speed to close then brakes on. Jockey & Delay. Next player provides cover, then balance. Angled position to see man and ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): efending as a midfield four

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efending as a midfield four (15 mins)

Pressure-Cover- Balance Midfield/Back Lines (15 min)

Session Objective:To improve defensive unit play through midfield and back lines.

Set Up: Coach plays ball to wide Green player B. Orange 1 closes down, Orange 2-8 then move to provide cover & balance

Then switch amd play to B. Orange 4 closes then all Orange players move across. Balance off. Repeat switching to get midfield four (1,2,3,4) and back four (5,6,7,8) to move in unison.

Key Factors:

Nearest man closes down to apply pressure. Speed to close then brakes on. Immediate pressure, jockey & delay.

Next player cover & balance

Angled position to see man and ball.


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