Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): SLU - U16B Defending 101

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Bill Ault
Name: Bill Ault
City: Brinston
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Introductory team defending session.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 with Recovering Defender

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 with Recovering Defender
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1v1 with Recovering Defender (15 mins)

1v1 with Recovering Defender

Player A tries to dribble through one of the two goals at other end of 15 x 30 field.

Player 1 defends and tries to prevent the goal. Player 1 cannot leave his cone until A puts the ball in play. Once play is complete A returns to the back of attackers line player 1 moves to position 2.

Same process for B v 2, C v 3 etc. Defenders always move up one number for their next turn i.e. 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5 and 5 goes to 1.

Emphasis on competing the recovering run, if possible, before attempting to tackle.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1+1R v 2

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1+1R v 2 (15 mins)

1+1R v 2

One defender plus 1 recovering defender v two attackers.

Defender 1 starts play to either of two attackers who attempt to play ball over end line under control.

Defender 2 begins recovery as soon as ball put in play.

Defender 1 Delay until help arrives.

Defender two recover to support position and then communicate with defender 1 with regards to winning the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 to 3 Goals

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4v4 to 3 Goals (25 mins)

Teams play 4v4 in area about twice the size of penalty area.

Team without the ball show priinciples of defensive play - pressure, support, cover and balance - and shift their defensive line as need be. Offisde in effect. Start with having to dribble through goal and then progress to allowing players to shoot , on the ground through goal to score.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v4 + GK

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6v4 + GK (25 mins)

6 v 4 + GK

Six attackers play against four defenders. Attackers must dribble through goals to set up 1v1 with keeper. Defenders use principles of group defending to keep attack at bay.

Progression:

Widen goals and allow one defender to track attacker into penalty area.

Remove small goals and free play with offside.


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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