Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressure, Cover, Balance

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Mark Purcell
Name: Mark Purcell
City: Comox
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v4 Defend the Target

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v4 Defend the Target
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6v4 Defend the Target (20 mins)

6 v 4 - Defend the Target

Usually used as a possession game. The ball is moved around the surface and requires the defense to shift in order to deny penetration to the target player. Target player must receive and play out to earn a point.

After 3 balls, defenders switch. 15 balls completes the game. Switch rolls. Team that allows the least connections to the target wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Penetration

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7v7 Penetration (15 mins)

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Green tries to penetrate Blue's middle line. Blue must pressure the ball and cut out lanes by covering gaps. If Green does pentrate Blue, Blue must turn and defend as to not be penetrated again. Blue wins the ball, they penetrate Green's line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Half Field

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7v7 Half Field (20 mins)

7v7 - Half Field Attack

Defense playes with a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.

Offense has a 9, 10, 11, 7, 6, 3, 2

Blue 3 and 2 must support the attack from behind.

As the ball moves, defenders must communicate and show pressure and cover with good balance on the off ball 3 or 2.

Coaching Points

- Immediate Pressure

- Communication between lines and levels.

- Concentration around the ball.


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