Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): 8.24 Defensive Principles

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (25 mins)

Warm Up (25 min)

Juggling (10 min) 5 & Up Game - Every five juggles (foot to foot), the ball must be played over hear height. Variation: Have the overhead ball played behind the player so they have to turn aruond and continue juggling.

Stretch (5 min)

Ball Work (5 min)

1 v 1 timed, 1 min rotate

Lateral Shuffle Mirror (5 min)

Two cones 10 yds apart. 2 players face one another between the cones. One takes the role of offensive player, the second takes the role of defensive. Moving lateraly only, the Offensive player tries to loose the Defensive player, who tries to stay with the Offensive player. Go 6 seconds & rotate roles.

Coaching Points:

Shuffle/jockey feet quickly

Stay on toes for quickness & balance

Hands out, knees slightly bent for balance


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I
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Main Theme I (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 area split into two, setup as shown

2. 12 players (3 Attackers & 3 Defenders x 4)

3. 4 Mini Goals setup as shown

4. 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams play 3v3 across two fields

2. Attacking team start with ball & enter area - aim to score in Mini Goals at opposite end

3. Attacking players can move anywhere across both field

4. Defending teams are numbered 1-3. 1 & 3 have to stay on their field while central Defender can move between fields to assist wide Defenders.

5. If Defending team win the ball they aim to score at opposite end

6. Play until a goal is scored or ball goes out. After set time rotate Attackers & Defenders

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration

2. Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

3. Communication - coach eachother

4. Responsitilies of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

5. Move as a Unit - travel as the ball travels

6. Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball

Progressions:

P - Defenders pass the ball out to Attackers to begin the play

P - Time limit for Defenders to win the ball

P - Time limit for Attackers to score. Defenders get point if they contain attack for 30secs


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

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Main Theme II (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Half field set up as shown

2. 9 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 1 Goalkeeper)

3. 4 Balls

Instructions:

1. Defenders start on the gial line, either side of the goal facing the Attackers

2. Attackers start with a ball each just inside the half.

3. Defenders & Attackers are numbered 1-4.

4. Defenders aim to stay in line with his/her Attacker as coach calls GO

5. Attackers can dribble across the field to confuse/lose Defender

6. Once Attackers reach final 1/3 line they aim to Attack 1v1 to score at goal

7. If Defenders win the ball they aim to dribble ball back over final 1/3 line

8. Play until goal has been scored or ball is out of play

9. After set time rotate players

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration

2. Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

3. Communication - coach eachother

4. Responsitilies of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

5. Move as a Unit - travel as the ball travels

6. Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball

Progressions:

P - Play 4v4 with 1 ball. Attackers aim for goal while Defenders score in Mini Goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6 No Restrictions

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6 v 6 No Restrictions (20 mins)

6 v 6 No Restrictions (15 min)

3 minute game or 2 goals - switch groups

CP: Focus on Group Defending Session. Add neutral player as necessary.


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