Football/Soccer Session (U16): 2 midfielders defending in middle third

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Daniel Webb
Name: Daniel Webb
City: canvey island
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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A session to coach 2 midfielders to defend in the middle third of the pitch.

Pitch set up as shown ( 60x40 approx ), with three equal third lines put in.

The 2 wide players from each team have freedom to move up and down into all thirds.....

hopefully to create overloads and/or help out defensively.

To start with, the 2 central midfielders from both teams ( I am coaching the reds ) must stay in the middle zone.

Key Points -

Distances - between each other, from defending third ( to potentially 'shield' the opposing centre forward ), from attacking third.

Cover - 1v1 situatrions, expecting the counter attack at all times ( communication ).

Decisions - Press and interceptions, delay and show players into 'trouble'.

The biggest aim- can we keep players away from our goal?!

At some point in the session, take away restrictions on thirds to see how much players have learned.


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