Football/Soccer Session (U12): Select defending review

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure review

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Pressure review (20 mins)

Organization:

2 Area of 20x10

area set up as shown.

Instructions:

1. Players of both team run to cone A, bend their run and touch the ball witheir hand. First one to get there get the point.

2. Players of both team run to cone A schuffle to C and again run to B, each time touching the ball on top of the cone with their hands. First one to finish got the point.

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Speed of approach

3. Body shape, knee bent, standing on the ball of the foot.

4.Jockeing movement.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover

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Pressure, Cover (20 mins)

Organization:

6 players per area. 2 Players on middle line. 2 players on either end line.

Instructions:

2 middle players pass the ball between themselves. Holding the ball for 3 seconds in between.

Coaching Points:

- Movement as ball travels

- Covering player being in position to block penetrating lane 

- Communication between players (specific information)

- Pressuring player keeping pressure on if attacker dribbles the ball

Progressions:

Middle players can decide to dribble the ball if they wish too.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover - Part 2

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Pressure, Cover - Part 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

Same as previous.

Instructions:

Same as previous but now middle players are able to score in either goal if opportunity presents itself.

If attackers score then they switch with defenders.

Coaching Points:

- Quick transition between roles (switching between pressure and cover)

- Communication between players (tone to work as a motivational tool)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, cover, balance( width)

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Pressure, cover, balance( width) (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown. 3 teams of 4. Lots of balls

Instructions:

Red and Yellow team play together against blue team. Blue team cannot leave their area shown. The Red team must pass the ball around to try and create a gap / space to get the ball through to the Yellow team. The Blue team must cover and slide across to close all gaps and stop any through balls.

If the defending team get possession of the ball they pass it to the team who did not give it away and change places with thet team that gave them the ball.

Coaching Points:

Cover and balance. Good shape to the defending team. Avoid getting opened up. Stay close together but not too close where the ball can go down the outside.

Progressions:

Allow defender to enter into Red or Yellow area on 5+ passes.


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