Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Midfielder Defense (Start Time: 2014-10-21 18:30:00)

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Travis Howell
Name: Travis Howell
City: Alexandria
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defending focus on the back four and center midfielders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm up
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Defending Warm up (15 mins)

Setup: 2-4 lines of four players each. Conces 10-15m apart

Phase 1 Concept: Player dribbles across while defender shadows the dribble. Progress to "poking the ball away" and then continuing.

Phase 2 Concept: Player passes across and then shadow defends. Progress to "poking the ball away" and then continuing the dribble


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v5 Defense in the Midfield

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7v5 Defense in the Midfield (20 mins)

Setup: 7v5 or 6v4. One large goal; 1 mini goal. Focus coaching on defending center midfielders.

Concept: GK always feeds ball to attackers; 3 Center Midfielders must defend. If win possession, then shoot on big goal.

Coaching Points: HCMs must stay connected with ACM. When is the best time to apply pressure but stay connected at the same time? When do LM and RM apply pressure or hold back to stay compact? What should the HCM do when play is on the outside flanks?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v6 with 3 Small Goals

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8v6 with 3 Small Goals (20 mins)

Setup: 8v6 or 7v5. One large goal; 3 small goals. Focus coaching on defending center midfielders.

Concept: GK always feeds ball to attackers; First score on center goal and then progress to outside goals. Back four defenders and 2 Center Midfielders must defend. If win possession, then shoot on big goal.

Coaching Points: HCM must stay connected with back line. When is the best time to apply pressure but stay connected at the same time? Do 2 & 3 step high to apply pressure or hold back to stay compact? What should the HCM do when play is on the outside flanks?


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