Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending as a team 4-3-3

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Michael Brady
Name: Michael Brady
City: Doha
Country: Qatar
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Component 1

9v9 defending game

Team in possession needs to try and take the ball across the end line to score a point. If the defending team can stop them, they get the point. 10 attempts, then swap over.

Coaching points

If no pressure on ball, try to stay compact to stop through balls

Try to delay as long as you can

Get body position into a position to intercept if you can

Use the pitch markings as a defender and force the play out

If pressure on ball, then must try to recover the ball with supporting players


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9v9 defending. Blue team are only allowed 2 touches to try and score a goal when in possession, reds have unlimited touches.

Coaching points

If no pressure on ball, try to stay compact to stop through balls

Try to delay as long as you can

Get body position into a position to intercept if you can

Stay on feet and dont dive in. Use the pitch markings as a defender and force the play out

If pressure on ball, then must try to recover the ball with supporting players

If out of position, someone must cover and delay to allow time to recover shape

Far side players to tuck inside to be compact

Communication


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Phase of play 1

1. When FB is on the ball, RF must arch his run quickly to show FB down the line and cut off passing lane and force him to play long

2. ST to arch his run to close down passing lane inside and prevent switch of play

3. LF to move inside to pressure any midfielder who is dropping to receive a pass

4. All 3 midfielders must shuttle across the pitch, with RM pressing opposite WM quickly


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Phase of play 1b

1. When FB is on the ball, RF must arch his run quickly to show FB down the line and cut off passing lane and force him to play long

2. If FB takes a bad touch or his head is down, ST to run to straight to close him down and apply immediate pressure on FB

3. LF to move inside to pressure any midfielder who is dropping to receive a pass

4. All 3 midfielders must shuttle across the pitch, with RM pressing opposite WM quickly

5. CM to follow and runner dropping deep to receive


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Phase of play 2

1. If CB is on the ball, then ST must apply pressure

2. Other 2 STs quickly press both FBs to stop the ball getting to FBs

3. 3 midfielers to move over to block any passing lanes, depending on which side the CB tries to play


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Phase of play 2b

1. If CB is on the ball, then ST must apply pressure

2. Other 2 STs quickly press both FBs to stop the ball getting to FBs

3. 3 midfielers to move over to block any passing lanes, depending on which side the CB tries to play

4. If CB takes a bad touch, then one of the other STs must move over quickly to apply additional pressure and force a long pass or pass backwards


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Phase of play 3

1. LF to apply pressure to FB, then apply pressure

2. LM to quickly move to RM to close him down, showing him down the line and not inside

3. LF to chase back quickly to make it a 2v1

4. All other players to shuffle over to cover the space


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Pitch Line 1
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