Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Wide Play - JCS 8th Grade Boys Green

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Chris Kuciemba
Name: Chris Kuciemba
City: Montgomery
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Warm Up - Shift and Move, 15 minute

SSG -5v5, 20 minute

Expanded SSG - 7v8, 20 minute

Game -8v8, 20 minutes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Shift and Move

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Warm Up - Shift and Move (15 mins)

14 Players - Two groups of 4 Backs working with ball shifting and moving together as unit. Three players act as opponents giving liitle or no pressure.

Coaching Points:

1.Shift and cover, moving as the ball moves (4 players covering 5 channels).

2.Angle, distance, and speed of support and cover.

3.LB and RB open up and get high.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - 5 v 5 + GK

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SSG - 5 v 5 + GK (20 mins)

Ball starts with Red (attackers playing in a 0-2-3). Red must dribble through gates/flags in order to score point. Blue (defenders playing in 1-4-1) tries to keep red from getting through wide gates. Blue has two small goals to try and score in.

Progression:

1.Add CHM (#8) to defending team if needed.

2.Add third midfielder to Red attacking team.

Coaching Points:

1.Defenders shift and move together as ball moves.

2.Communication amongst goalkeeper, defenders, and CDM.

3.Good body shape when pressuring from LB or RB, force attacker away from wide channel.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded SSG - 7v8

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Expanded SSG - 7v8 (20 mins)

Red attacking (0-3-3-1) playing against Blue defending (1-4-2-1, coaching).

Same set up as Activity #2 (SSG 5v5 + GK) but removed wide targets and now goalkeeper has added importance.

Coaching Points:

1.Defenders shift and cover together (cover 4 of 5 channels, ball determines which channels).

2.RB and LB get up and high with ball as needed when building out.

3.Apply pressure, good body shape/side on, delay and deny the outside channel.


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