Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defensive Principles

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Todd Ledbetter
Name: Todd Ledbetter
City: Chattanooga
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Not in Possession

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Not in Possession
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Not in Possession

When we DON'T HAVE THE BALL: We will let them play backwards or square. Never forward.

Fwd's: Staggered. 1 forces play an obvious direction, denying switch. Other FWD takes away swing man. (HCM)

MF: OM's pinch preventing pentrating pass. CM's staggered to prevent penetrating pass. CM's can not get flat defensively.

Back 4: Diamond. Stp/Sweepr. OB's are pinched to prevent the pentrating pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): In Possession

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In Possession

When we HAVE THE BALL: 4-4-2

OB's will push out.

Stp/Sweeper will get "flat" to help with width.

DCM: will drop in space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OB

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OB

Ball is at opponents OB: Keep them pressed to that side. Don't allow switch!

Fwds: 1 presses, prevents switch, makes play predictable. Other FWD takes away DCM (Swing man)

MF's: Cover, taking away OPTIONS, prevnting penetrating pass. Weak Side OM pinches in and back. Stayes Goal side.

Back 4: Shift, Goal side


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CB

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CB

Ball is at CB: Keep them pressed to that side. Don't allow switch!

We will let them play backwards or square. Never forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OM

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OM

Ball is at OM:

Keep them pressed to that side. Don't allow switch!

We will let them play backwards or square. Never forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CM

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CM

Ball is at CM: Keep them pressed to that side. Don't allow switch!

We will let them play backwards or square. Never forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): OB advancing

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OB advancing

Ball is at OB that has broken Fwd's pressure and is dribbiling up the field. .... What to do?


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