Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Team Defending

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Jason Short
Name: Jason Short
City: Phoenixville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 1
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Warm Up 1 (10 mins)

Ball Manipulation:

Set Up: Split penalty box in half. Split players into two groups in each half.

Procedure;

1. Players work ball manipulation (beast mode). IE; side to side, front to back, L's and J's, V's, toe touches, box steps, box steps to cruyff.

2. Players work on turns. IE; step over, scissor, outside and inside chop, inside rolls.

Coaching points:

Close control, soft touches, finding space, heads up soccer.


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

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Warm Up 2 (10 mins)

Defensive footwork:

Set Up: Same as ball manipulation, partners. One person with the ball on the endline with the other facing.

Procedure:

1. Attacking player works on any move dribbling from endline to 18.

2. Defending player works on proper defensive footwork as they shadow the attacker. Switch on the way back.

Coaching points:

Short steps, feet close, drop step vs crossing feet, arm's distance, keep in front.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related

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Game Related (45 mins)

3v3 Shadow defending:

Set Up: 3 zones created. End zones 15 yds long, middle zone 10 yards. 3 players off of each end zone. 3 defenders on the inside.

Procedure:

1. Attacking players pass side to side.

2. Defending players shadow ball in proper pressure/cover shape. Do not take or intercept the ball.

3. 60 second shifts and switch.

Progressions:

1. Move one defending group into middle channel. 4th group waits and rotates in.

2. Attacking team works to pass side to side and looks for opportunity to split for a point.

3. Defending group shadows shape and works to deny through ball. Outside passes do not score.

4. One point against the D for every split. Low score of all 4 avoids punishment.

Coaching points:

1st D and 4 p's, 2nd defender, cover angle and support, 3rd defender and balance, footwork all.

Communication: got ball, push right/left/back


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

8v8

Set up: sideline to sidelien, 9v9 (3-3-2 + K), flag goals off of field with one keeper working.

Procedure:

1. 9v9 live play focusing on team defending.

Coaching points:

1st, 2nd and 3rd defenders, communication, goal side and ball side.


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