Football/Soccer Session (U17): Defensive decision making (Futsal) (Start Time: 2015-09-15 10:00:00)

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Ross Langworthy, Adult Member

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Ross Langworthy
Name: Ross Langworthy
City: Gloucester
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Developing decision making out of possession. Revisiting last session's pressing in balance work, teaching techniques of how to defend unbalanced, developing ability to decide when to use which tactic


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Re-visiting pressing ball

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Re-visiting pressing ball
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Re-visiting pressing ball (15 mins)

Key Factors

Pressure on the ball if close enough to effect

Covering players:

- block angles to goals

- block forward passes

- ready to press next player

Organisation

Directional game

Teams have two goals to score in

No limit on touches/shots/passes into goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending outnumbered

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending outnumbered
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Defending outnumbered (25 mins)

Key Factors

Approach to ball

Body shape

Use of area lines (Show towards touchline)

Organisation

Continuous exercise working both ways on the pitch

Blue player passes ball square to team-mate, both blues attack red player 2v1

Blues aim to work ball over blue line before attacking goal

Players rotate across both groups and between attacking & defending

Progression

Add players in groups to make 3v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Press or delay?

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Press or delay?
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Press or delay? (20 mins)

Key Factors

Blocking penetrative pass

Forcing play to deep players

Pressure on ball - when to press and when to hold shape

Forcing towards touchline or towards traffic

Positioning of covering defenders depending on body shape of presser

1v1 defending ability

Organisation

Red team start in possession and shoot at goal

Recover shape quickly to defend halfway line

Blue team score a point by being in possession of the ball over halfway line

Red team prevent forward dangerous ball, win possession and attack goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Press, delay or drop?

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Press, delay or drop? (20 mins)

Key Factors

Decision whether to press ball or defend deep

Role of recovering defender

Transition from attacking to defending

Organisation

Free-flowing match

A team will score a point if they receive ball from their GK and get possession over half-way line

A team will score a point for scoring, as per usual match

Key point

Can you press to win ball before half-way line?

Do you need to drop and defending forward passes (Delay)

Do you need to allow opposition to get ball over half-way line to deny space in behind? (If two players are out of position you may have to sacrifice conceding halfway-line goal)


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