Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Principles (pressure on ball)

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Ivan Yanez
Name: Ivan Yanez
City: Pomona
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up/King of the hill

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up/King of the hill
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Warm-up/King of the hill (25 mins)

Organizatin:

-grid 15 x 15

-Each player must have a ball

Activity:

-Juggle 300 touches

-step overs, bells, toe taps, sole V's, etc.

-king of the hill

Coaching points:

-Constant movement, head up, ball close to feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Side Activity

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Small Side Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

-20 x 25 yard grid

-Two small goals

-Two teams

Activity:

-Player recieves ball and turns

-One player with the ball dribbles out and attacks two defenders. The defending team sends one player out to pressure the ball and one to cover.

Variation:

-2 vs. 1

-2 vs. 2

Coaching Points:

-Pressure and cover

-Communication

-Angle of approach

-Deny penetration

-Forect attacker toward cover

-Establish a defensive mentality


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finishing on 1 v 1

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Finishing on 1 v 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

-Grid size 25 x 45 (use the box)

-Two teams

-one big goal

-two small goals

Activity:

-Attacking team(blue) dribble at goal passes red line defender applies pressure

-Attacker looks to score after winning the 1 v 1

-Defender wins ball transition and try to socre

Progression:

-2v1

-2v2

-3v2

Coaching Points:

-Defending: pressure ball, anticipate tackle

-Attacking: look for shot once ball is on shooting foot. Quality shots over quantity


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal Defending

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Zonal Defending (20 mins)

Organization:

-30 x 30 area split into two, setup as shown

-12 players (3 Attackers & 3 Defenders x 4)

-4 Mini Goals setup as shown

-1 Ball (additional on outside)

Activity:

-Teams play 3v3 across two fields

-Attacking team start with ball & enter area - aim to score in Mini Goals at opposite end

-Attacking players can move anywhere across both field

-Defending teams are numbered 1-3. 1 & 3 have to stay on their field while central Defender can move between fields to assist wide Defenders.

-If Defending team win the ball they aim to score at opposite end

-Play until a goal is scored or ball goes out. After set time rotate Attackers & Defenders

Coaching Points:

-Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration

-Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

-Communication - coach eachother

-Responsitilies of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

-Move as a Unit - travel as the ball travels

-Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball


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