Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Principles

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Alex  Schultz
Name: Alex Schultz
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SI Technical Warm-Up

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SI Technical Warm-Up (5 mins)

Techincal Warm-up #1 "Block Tackles"

-Block tackles

-5x5 grids

-Say 1,2,3 and on 3 the players perform a "block" tackle

Progression

- Can go into shoulder charges and shielding the ball

Coaching Points

-The block tackle, you have to use your body and really put some force into it

- Low center of gravity

-"Step forward with the weight low next to the ball wiht the back foot, tackle wiht the other foot-ankle locked, toe up -across the ball, move forward to gain possesion"


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SI Technical Warm-Up 2

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SI Technical Warm-Up 2 (10 mins)

SI Technical Warm-Up 2 "Continuous 1v1"

-Continuous 1v1s

-15x20 grid with small goals

-Player 1 plays ball across the grid and then sprints to play defense against the attacking player

Coaching Points

-Angle and speed of approach

- Purpose is to delay attacker

-Close down as quick as possible, directing them where you want them to go (make it obvious)

-Jockey them backwards keeping a low center of gravity and eyes on the ball

-Wait for a mistouch to tackle (poke, block, or slide)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SII Small Sided Activity

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SII Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

Stage II Small Sided Activity "Continuous 3v2"

-30x20 Grid

-Continuous 3v2 (DEF. Principles)

-Need 4 teams of three(4 different color pennies)

-2 new defenders (Red) are ready to step on once Team 1 (Blue) losses possesion or scores

-If Green wins possesion, they must play the back to their 3rd defender before counter attacking, then the two new red defenders step on

Coaching Points

-Don't get flat so that you do not get spilt

- The 1st defender must step quickly to provide pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIII Expanded Small sided Activity

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SIII Expanded Small sided Activity (30 mins)

Stage III Expanded Small Activity "4v3 Defending"

-1/3 of the field going towards a big goal

-4v3

-3 defenders must start on the cone before getting into defensive shape

-The attacking team(Blue) must begin with a pattern and then can play free

-3 plays the ball to 4, and then overlaps. 1 makes a digonal run and 2 overlaps that player

Coaching Points

-You have introduce the concept of Pressure, cover, and balance. The 1st defneder presses on the ball, the 2nd defender immediately provides support, and the 3rd defender is the balancing player

Progression

-4v4 (3 defenders and a CM)

-6v4 (Adding in two offesenive CMs)

-6v6


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIV Match

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SIV Match (25 mins)

Stage IV Match

-11v11 game with no restricitons


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