Football/Soccer Session (U13): Stingers- Transition to Def.

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Erik Marques , Adult Member

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Erik Marques
Name: Erik Marques
City: Hamilton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ
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SAQ

Organization:

1. Two lines of equal numbers.

2. 10 x 15 Yard Area.

Instructions:

1. Players do dynamic stretches and coordination movements through the middle and high skips on the way back.

2. Next player in the line goes as soon as the player in front gets to the middle cones.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movement


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme

Organization:

As above.

Instructions:

- Defender plays to attacker then joins area and the two go 1v1 to the offset goals. Play until the ball goals of play or a goal is scored. At that point next defender plays is to the next attacker. Game is continuous. Swap roles after 3 mins.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass,

- Speed of pressure,

- Angle of approach,

- Last step in, first step back,

- Body position - Side on, stay low,

- Eyes on ball,

- Be patient!

- Front foot poke tackle when the time is right.

Progressions:

Competition between the two teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-Opposed

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Technical Semi-Opposed

Organization: 30x25, Players work in groups of 6

Instructions: Players in the middle pass the ball to each other while the two pairs work together to show good pressure & Cover situations. Players switch in the middle on coaches call.

Coaching Points:

- Pressure as ball travels

- Clear communication

- Pressure communication (I got ball, Cover me)

- Cover communication (which way they want player player to be forced)

- Covering player in a good position to stop penetration but close enough to cover 1st defender if they get beaten 1v1.

Progressions:

1 - After 5 passes players can now try to get to the end line 2v2 if 1st defender is not quick enough closing the ball down. Making the defenders press quicker but also allowing attackers to make good decisions when to attack and drive forward.

2- Play the same game with a gaol at either end that the attackers are trying to score in.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully opposed

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Fully opposed

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

2v2 on field. Each time the ball leaves play a new ball comes in from the endline where resting players are stationed. Change players on field every 2 minutes.

Coaching Points:

- Pressure and Cover,

- Quick organisation upon transition to defending

- Correct execution of 1v1 defending technique.


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

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Small Sided Game

Organization:

4v4 game. 2 minute games, winner stays on.

Coaching Points:

- Correct execution of 1st, 2nd and 3rd defender principles covered thus far

- Make field small as a team and compact the play


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