Football/Soccer Session (U13): Pressure, Cover, Balance

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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 (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 25 x 25 area set up as shown

2. 12 players (8 attackers & 4 defenders)

3. 8 balls

Instructions:

1. Select 4 players who get into pairs & connect by holding the same pinnie, they start game as Defenders.

2. Defenders are not allowed to break away from eachother/let go of pinnie.

3. Attackers aim to dribble ball & avoid being tagged by the Defenders - not allowed outside of area.

4. If Defenders tag an Attacking player they are frozen

5. Attacker turns into a Defender when the next Attacker is tagged (2 players).They link together & Defend

6. Play until the last Attacker is left

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Communication - coach eachother

3. Interchanging of positions - Pressure (1st Defender) & Cover/Support 2nd Defender

Progression:

P - Increase/Decrease the size of area

P - Give Defenders time limit to tag all Attackers (high pressure)


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up II
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Warm Up II (10 mins)

Organization:

1. 15 x 15area set up as shown

2. 6 players (4 Attackers & 2 Defenders)

3. 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

1. Attackers set up around outside of the area - 1 Attacker per side

2. Two Defenders working inside the middle of area

3. Attackers aim to keep possession (2 touch) & can move up & down their line to support each other

4. Defenders must try to work as a team to pressure & offer Cover/Support - force a mistake

5. After set time rotate players

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Communication - coach eachother

3. Interchanging of positions - Pressure (1st Defender) & Cover/Support 2nd Defender

4. Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

Progressions:

P - If Attackers make 6 passes they score a point. Defenders score points if they force mistake

P - Add target ball in middle of area (see pic) Defender must block shots/passes but are not allowed inside the diamond...Attackers still score point for every 6 passes)

P - Defender that forces the mistake or wins ball swtiches out with Attacker


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 (15 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 (15 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): Conditioned Game I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game I
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Conditioned Game I (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 40 area set up as shown

2. 12 players (3 Attackers, 3 Defenders x 2)

3. 4 Goals set up as shown

4. 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams play 3v3 game inside the field

2. For goals on the outside are numbered 1-4

3. One team attacks goals 1&2 while the other attacks 3&4

4. Teams must react quickly to loss of possession & trytowin ball back as soon as possible

5. Rotate players after 3 goals have been scored

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration/shot at goal

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 - Bonus point if team win ball back in under 5 seconds


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game II

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Conditioned Game II (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 40 area set up as shown

2. 10 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 2 Goalkeepers)

3. 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams play 4v4 game inside the field

2. Defending team aim to press high up the field in an attempt to stop Attackers cross half way line

3. Normal game rules apply

4. Play always restarts from goalkeeper

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration/shot at goal

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 - Bonus point if ball is won in Attacking half & team scores in same possession


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