Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending when organised 2v2 (Start Time: 2014-03-13 18:00:00)

Profile Summary

Alan Giles
Name: Alan Giles
City: Staines
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Progressive Session #2, following on from 1v1 Defending.

Aim is to start to get the girls to think of defending as a unit and not neccesarily individually.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technique
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Technique (15 mins)

* Two teams of 4 players plus a goalkeeper

* Three footballs positioned at different places on the pitch. Each ball is given a number - 1,2,3

* Goalkeeper calls out a number and the defenders must react to get into defensive positions against that ball.

* Once in a good position the goalkeeper then calls out a different number, and the defenders must react again.

* 5 calls per pair then swap with outside players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Practice

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Skill Practice (15 mins)

* Two blues play the ball between each other before passing to one of the attackers

* Attackers need to turn, attack and attempt to score

* If defenders or goalkeeper win the ball, they can play out into the opposing half to their red teammates, then return the ball to blues

* Swap attacking blues from front to back after 5 attempts

* Swap blues for reds after 10 attempts


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

* Two teams of four with + a goalkeeper

* Start position is from the goalkeeper, rolling or passing out to a defender in their own half

* Coach one team

* Observe the game, and look for coaching points:

- Pressure the first touch

- Good defensive position

- Position on the pitch, denying space for a pass, reduce options

- Be between the ball and the goal

- Squeeze as a defensive unit

- Communication

- Marking the ball or space?


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