Football/Soccer Session (U14): 2 Monroe Soccer Wildcats U14G Travel - Apr '14 (Start Time: 2014-04-01 20:05:00)

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Nick Adams
Name: Nick Adams
City: New Bedford
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending - Warm up/ 1v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending - Warm up/ 1v1
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Defending - Warm up/ 1v1 (15 mins)

Organization:

Players are numbered 1 and 2 with one ball in a 20x20/25x25 area.

Instructions:

Players begin by passing and moving. Stretching can be incorporated after a short time.

On coaches call the player without the ball will approach the player with ball in a strong defensive shape.

The defensive player will aim to slow/delay play by staying close to the dribbling player.

At this time the player on the ball should dribble at a medium pace.

Coaching Points:

Close distance quickly

Good Defensive Shape

Patience and persistence

Concentration

Progressions:

The 1v1 should now become competitive with the dribbling player now shielding the ball and the defender aiming to get a touch by poking the ball away.

The defensive player counts the amount of times he/she touches the ball.

1v1 Possession. Defensive player becomes the attacker if the ball is won.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Positive Defending & Stepping

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1v1 Positive Defending & Stepping (20 mins)

Organization:

In group of three players work in the same space as before

One player will be positioned at one side of the grid and the other two, at the opposite side

A ball is passed across the grid to player one who begins as the receiving player.

Player two will begin as a defender and starts behind player one.

The defensive player on the pass must step in front of player one and intercept.

Player one is aiming to pass the ball successfully back to the server.

Player two is trying to step in front of player one and do the same.

Points are awarded to the defender each time he is successful.

Rotate positions after 10 serves.

Instructions:

A ball is passed across the grid to player one who begins as the receiving player.

Player two will begin as a defender and starts behind player one.

The defensive player on the pass must step in front of player one and intercept.

Player one is aiming to pass the ball successfully back to the server.

Player two is trying to step in front of player one and do the same.

Points are awarded to the defender each time he is successful.

Rotate positions after 10 serves.

Coaching Points:

Quality pass

Timing of Defender's movement to step and intercept

Attacker must physically protect the ball and make things difficult

Defender must work hard to get his arm and body across the attacker and physically put him in the attacking space. Strength is a critical defensive quality

This should be physically demanding and competitive.

Progressions:

Start with attackers back turned before first pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 - second defender

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2v2 - second defender (25 mins)

Organization:

10x20 area, four players - 2 defenders, 2 attackers set up as shown

Instructions:

Focus on the role of the first and second defender

Attacker 1 passes to Attacker 2

Defender 1 has to hold up the two players until they hit the middle line then Defender two comes to help them defend as a 2v2.

PLAY OFFSIDES.

Coaching Points:

The second defender has three responsibilities – these are:

- Provide cover for the first defender.

- Cover the 2nd attacker

- Ensure the two defenders don't get split with a through ball.

The 2nd defender should also be taught to communicate with the first defender:

e.g. “get tight”, “delay”, “channel to me”, “tackle now” and perhaps most importantly, “track the runner” (attempt to stay goal side of a player who makes a run towards the goal without the ball.)

Progressions:

If Defenders win ball can they counter?

Once players comfortable with 2v2 try 3v3


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 to three goals

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6v6 to three goals (30 mins)

Organization:

Play 6v6 in a space shown as above - (this can be done in a smaller space with as few as 3v3)

Space using six small goals as shown

Instructions:

Teams play a normal game but can score by dribbling through any of three goals.

Coach will now focus on the role of the third defender (Balance)

Look at how effectively the team works the pressure, cover and balance.

Speed of rotation and how the roles change based on the position of the ball.

The weak side goal is a good tool to coach the balancing player.

Coaching Points:

Role of third defender is to provide balance away from the ball and protect against a pass from the first attacker to the weak side of field.

Third defenders cover space on the side of the field away from the ball and also track runners who run at space behind the defense.

Recognise that a defensive role can change in a fraction of a second with a simple pass from one offensive player to another.

Progressions:

Play 7v5 in attackers favour

Finish with conditioned 6v6/7v7 in open area/half field to one goal, (Defence v Offense)


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