Football/Soccer Session (U12): Renegade U12 Boys: Defending Week 5.1 (Start Time: 2015-05-09 22:20:00)

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Shane Clark, Adult Member

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Shane Clark
Name: Shane Clark
City: Rye Brook, New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic Movements and Technical Footwork

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Dynamic Movements and Technical Footwork (5 mins)

Dynamic Movements & Technical Warm-Up

Set up: Every player has a ball. Grid as large as needed for players to have ample space.

Session: On coach's command, all players dribble around the grid performing specific technical footwork (dribble cuts, base system, roll overs, etc). On next command, players will perform specific dynamic movement to the next open ball (high knees, lunges, quad flex, etc). Once at open ball, players then go back to technical footwork.

Footwork: Dribble Cuts, Scissors, Step Overs, Cruyff Turn, V Pull Back, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Shadow Drill

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Defensive Shadow Drill (10 mins)

Set Up: Use as much space as possible, and have players 15 yards apart in pairs with one ball between them.

Activity: 1) Player passes ball out, and 2) sprints out in an arced run to Close Down attacker. 3) Defender Slows Down as they approach attacker so as to not outrun them, and Shows Down or gets into a staggered, side-on athletic stance. 4) Attacker dribbles and works on their moves going forward as defender SHADOWS them and works on pivoting as attacker moves forward and side to side.

Coaching Points: Close down, Slow down, Show down, Shut down, close down run must be arced to take away one side of field, when defender pivots to adjust to attacker's advances, they must overcompensate and move to cut off other side from attacker. Don't take the ball away!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 channel game

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4 channel game (30 mins)

Organization:

2 teams and 4 channels

Instructions:

Players must stay in the channels and the game is to get the ball from 1 channel to the next to score a point. If the defending team win the ball then they are also trying to score in the same way.

Coaching Points:

1. Working as a unit to plug the gaps

2. Pressure, cover, balance in defense

3. Quick transition as the ball moves

4. Keep pressure on ball if attackers dribble

Progressions:

Allow 1 defender into zone to try and win the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Team Defending Game

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3v3 Team Defending Game (10 mins)

Set Up: 20-30x25 yards. Coach in the middle with all of the balls, and three lines on each team's side.

Activity: Coach plays ball out to one side and both teams enter field. Defending team must send closest person to the ball to pressure, and other two players must find proper supporting angles to cover. Attackers try to score, and if defenders win ball, they attack opposite side. Add two more goals to make it more difficult.

Coaching Points: Defending team must have closest person to ball pressure immediately, and other two defenders provide cover. If pressuring defender is beaten, then covering defender must quickly come up to pressure, and intial pressuring defender reCOVERS. Patience on defense, closing attacker off to either sideline or where help is depending on where they are on the field.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 vs 3

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3 vs 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

2 goals, 2 GK's and 2 teams

Instructions:

Defending team starts the game and plays to the attacking team.

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure, cover, balance in defense

2. Communication where they want to force the ball

3. Quick transition as ball moves or is dribbled

4. Quick transition when ball is won to try and score

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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