Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Cover Defender Session Pt.1 - GSA U14 Girls

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Nathean  Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Silver Spring
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2nd defender warm up

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2nd defender warm up

Organization:

Groups of 3 players freely pass and move around.

Instructions:

On coach call, player with ball becomes attacker. closest player becomes 1st (pressure defender)

furthest player works hard to provide cover

Coaching Points:

*move while the ball is moving

*cover (2nd defender give instruction to 1st defender ("force right", "force left", "no turn", etc)

*angle of cover defender

*distance of support

*1st defender force player one direction

Progression:

attacker tries to split defending players. Defenders take up proper pressure and cover positions to avoid split and force attacker in one direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2 cover defender

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2 v 2 cover defender

Organization:

4 players per area. 2 defenders, 2 attackers. 1 min defending, 1 min attacking.

Instructions:

1. 2 attacking players pass the ball between themselves. 2 touch passing minimum.

Coaching Points:

*Movement as ball travels. Hard press to deny ability to penetrate. Good 1 v 1 defensive position

*Covering player being in position to block penetrating lane, provide defensive cover

*Communication between players (specific information)

*Speed and defensive aggression

*change between cover and pressure defender depending on ball position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2 to goal (3 v 3)

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2 v 2 to goal (3 v 3)

Organization: 2 18-yard boxes against each other.

Instructions: The GK starts with passing the ball to the attacker (alternate sides). Then another defender and attacker comes in the field. (2vs2).

Coaching Points: Step up to pressure higher, Other defender slide in to cover, stay compact as a unit.Transition/counter attack to small goals if defence wins the ball (6 seconds to score)

Progressions: 3vs2, 3vs3.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6/ 7 v 7

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6/ 7 v 7
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6 v 6/ 7 v 7

SetUp

40x60 field with goals

Organization

6v6 (7v7) Format. Must defend and work together as a team to prevent penetration. All other rules apply, offside etc.

Progressions

Remove conditions completely.

Coaching Points

1st Defender - Close down quickly, pressure the ball. Slow down/delay the attacker

2nd Defender - Provide cover to double up for the dribble, positioning to intercept/block a pass/shot

Communication - Clear, commanding, detailed


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