Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending as a team (Start Time: 2015-10-02 18:30:00)

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Ross Langworthy, Adult Member

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Ross Langworthy
Name: Ross Langworthy
City: Gloucester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Three small sided matches to encourage group to remain compact out of possession, understand where to force the opposition and how to prevent the opposition playing forward


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness when defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness when defending
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Compactness when defending (20 mins)

Key Factors

Aim to defend in two thirds of the pitch

Recognise when to Press (Defend top two thirds) and when to drop (Defend defensive two thirds)

Understand roles depending on Press/Drop

Organisation

Start with ball in hand, score by throwing in to goal at end

Offsides from halfway line onwards

Progress to goalscorer completing SAQ movement before re-entering game (How does a team react?)

Progress to playing with ball on the floor, with same principles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Preventing forward passes

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Preventing forward passes (20 mins)

Key Factors

Understanding where to force play

Screening forward passes

Pressing triggers

Breaking with speed

Organisation

3v1 in Blues defensive third

Either pass out or one full back can dribble out into pitch

Blues try to score in goal

If reds win ball, game becomes full pitch free flowing, reds try to score as quickly as possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Forcing play centrally

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Forcing play centrally (20 mins)

Key Factors

Forcing play into congested areas

Positioning of midfield players

Organisation

Free flowing match

If a team win possession in the central area and score, they will get 3 points

1 point for any other goal


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