Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Improving teams ability to Defend

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Nathan Fleming, Adult Member

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Nathan Fleming
Name: Nathan Fleming
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 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

Set up: one ball and cone per pair of players.

Procedure:

1. Player one plays the ball out from the cone to player two. Player one must come out to pressure the ball.

2. Player two works to touch the cone with the ball on the dribble or pass for a point.

3. If defender wins the ball a new ball must be played out.

4. Loser performs a punishment.

Progressions:

1. Set ball on cone and shield from partner for 30 seconds. Switch players.

Coaching points:

1) Speed of approach

2) Angle of approach

3) Sideways on


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 - 6 Goal Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 - 6 Goal Game
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3v3 - 6 Goal Game

Organization:

20x20 yards area

3 coned goals (A,B,C) on each side

Teams of 3

Instructions:

Play 2v2 in the area

Teams try to score a goal through any three of the small goals they are attacking.

The extra player on each team can move along the goal line his team is defending. If he is standing in a goal, no goal can be scored there. (ex: in the diagram blue cannot score in the middle goal and red cannot score in the left goal)

Coaching Points:

1)Compactness.

2)Angles of defending.

3)Organization, Communication and collaboration using the 3rd defender.

Progressions:

The player standing in the goal can come out when his team has possession and attack 3v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Unconditional Playing

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Unconditional Playing

4v4 or 3v3

3 min games - 1 min rest

** All coaching must be done during the run of play or at rest periods. DO NOT use the freeze method.

Encourage defending team to:

- stay compact

- communicate through 1st and 2nd defender

- patient 1v1 defending (delay)


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