Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Fall IDA Session 4 - Defending

Profile Summary

Shane Coyne Continental FC
Name: Shane Coyne Continental FC
City: Philadelphia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending
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1v1 Defending (15 mins)

SetUp

Two 12x20 areas with 3 gate goals as shown

Organization

One defending team, one attacking team. Player 1 from the defending passes into player 2 who turns and passes to player 3 of the attacking team. The attacker must score by dribbling past the defender. The attacker gets 2 points for a dribble through yellow goals, 1 point for the red goals.

Progressions

If the defender wins the ball in Zone x they get 2 points

Rotate players/opponents every 3 minutes

Coaching Points

Close down quickly - pressure the ball

Body position - side on, footwork

Slow down/delay the attacker

Dont dive in - patience, look for triggers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending

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2v2 Defending (15 mins)

SetUp

Two 20x30 fields with mini goals set up as shown

Organization

A) Play 2v2 with 2 players (yellow) resting. Team one starts as defenders and plays a long ball to team 2. Team 2 quickly attack and try to score in the goal. If the defending team wins the ball the try to score in the counter goals. Teams attack-defend-rest.

Progressions

B) Varied starting position. The defending team has one player who starts on the field and another as passer/server who joins to make 2v2.

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

Transition quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Compactness - Pressure & Cover

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Compactness - Pressure & Cover (15 mins)

SetUp

3 teams of 3, penalty area. One team defends, one attacks and one rests.

Organization

Defenders in Yellow must work on staying compact and preventing (penetration) shots on goal while staying inside the box. Attacking players must pass the ball to create space to set up a shot on goal.

1) Start with no tackle block only

2) Introduce concept of pressure, cover balance

3) Progress to full pressure defending after 3 passes with counter goals

4) Rotate teams after set period

Coaching Points

Deny Space & Time - Close down quickly

Deny Penetration - Stay big and block shots

Body position side on, touching distance, knees bent

Balance/Weight on front foot


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