Football/Soccer Session (First Team): Defending 3. Unit Work, Triggers (Start Time: 2014-03-19 19:30:00)

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Jeff Ashton
Name: Jeff Ashton
City: Stoke-on-Trent
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dowie pressing

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Dowie pressing (40 mins)

DEFENDING AS A UNIT (defenders/midfielders/strikers)

CONDITIONS:

All players to play in their respective zones, apart from 1 defender who can press. Each unit to defend continously for 4 minutes.

YELLOWS are defending 1st, AIM is to stop the ball being transferred from one end zone to the other.

COACHING POINTS

Keep tight distances between each other

Be compact/narrow and aim to force play one way.

Travel in relation to the ball, eg; When ball is switched horizontally, furthest man from the ball has to work hard to narrow off to stop ball being played between the lines.

Clear communication

Coaching Points:

Technical - 1st defender 1 v 1 defending skills - Body shape, angle of approach - footwork - delay

2nd defender support and screening - 3rd + 4th defender support and balance.

Tactical - Delay - Patience - Positional awareness - Changes of roles

Physical - Speed - High work rate - Strength on the ball

Psycological - Determination - Confidence - Take Responsibility

Social - Communication - Encourage other team mates


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): individual defending

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individual defending (40 mins)

INDIVIDUAL DEFENDING

ORGANISATION: 2 Mirrored Play Areas: 35 X 35

Starting point= Red winger crosses ball into box for Blue defender to clear under pressure from Red striker, THEN Red winger pings ball to red attacker for a 1 v 1 with same Blue defender (attacker has 10 secs to score- this makes defender front him up quickly). If defender regains possession he has 2 targets (gates) to pass through. Progression; 2v2 3v3 etc.

COACHING POINTS:

Deal with cross effectively, meet at highest point.

Then there has to be a quick reaction to facing up the attacker, try to force him 1 way (onto his weaker foot). Move feet quickly in good jockying position- try to DELAY as much as possible. If he gets shot off, react quickly for rebounds

Coaching Points:

Technical - 1st defender 1 v 1 defending skills - Body shape, angle of approach - footwork - delay or engage. Progression;2nd defender support and screening - 3rd defender support and balance.

Tactical - Delay - Patience - Positional awareness - Changes of roles

Physical - Speed - High work rate - Strength on the ball

Psycological - Determination - Confidence - Take Responsibility

Social - Communication - Encourage team players


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

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Screen 3 (40 mins)

Organization:

1. Half a Pitch set up as shown.

2. 2 teams play 9v9 game. 1-4-4 v 1-3-3-2

3. Normal game rules apply with offsides

Coaching Points:

Technical - Individual and Team defending skills/organisation - Move as a Unit

Tactical - Defensive team shape and roles to adopt by each player

Physical - Work rate to win the ball back when possible.

Psycological - Take Responsibility - Focus and Concentration - Patience

Social - Communication - Encourage others - Awareness and Observation


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