Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defense U7 - Eastwood

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Paul Cammarata, Adult Member

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Paul  Cammarata
Name: Paul Cammarata
City: Belton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

Organization: Monkey in the middle

Players are set in a circle with one player in the middle (defender).

Make circle bigger or smaller depending skill level or number of players

Instructions: Players on outside play keep away from player in the middle.

First touch is free and then defender trys to win the ball.

Once won or it goes past the circle, a new player replaces defender and the game

starts again.

Coaching Points: Good defensive stance

Applying pressure with speed

No swiping

Anticipate where the other player wants to do with the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Organization: 1v1 Defense / Angled

Setup up 2 gaes about 20-30 yards across from each other

Set up 4 lines, 2 with balls (dribblers), 2 without (defenders)

Instructions: Two players with balls dribble through gates,

Defenders intercept dribbler before they go through the gates and win the ball

Have players switch lines to be both defenders and dribblers

Coaching Points: Run as fast as you can to get in front

First get in front, not beside or behind

Step in

Turn ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Organization: Grid 10 yards wide 20 yards long repeated

Players across from each other in grid

One player with ball

Instructions: Player with ball dribbles through cones on oposite side

Defender tries to stop the other player, win the ball and go through the cones on

the opposite side.

Have players take turns starting to dribble and starting as defender.

Coaching Points: Defender needs to break down to slow the other player down

Keep in front

Don't swipe (too easy to beat)

Slow the other player down.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Organization: 2 small goals back to back

2 players side by side

Instructions: Ball is rolled out and players play 1v1 and try to score in either goal

Coaching Points: First to the ball

If not first, then keep in between ball and goal


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Dribble
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