Football/Soccer Session (U9): Arrows U9 Boys: Defending: Session 10.1 (Start Time: 2016-06-11 16:45:00)

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Shane Clark, Adult Member

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Shane Clark
Name: Shane Clark
City: Rye Brook, New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Red or Blue?

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Red or Blue?
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Red or Blue?

Organization:

As above

All players with one pinnie stuck in their shorts

Instructions:

- Coach calls red or blue

- if "red" team A turns and tries to reach their endline, team B tries to steal as many pinnies as possible

- if coach calls "blue" the other way around

Coaching Points:

- acceleration after turn

- quick reactions

Progressions:

- Coach tells story and randomly mentions red or blue

- Players w/o pinnies but need to be tagged

- all Players with ball, attackers have to turn and dribble to endline, defenders try to steal balls


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Game
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Shadow Game

Organization:

Players in pairs with one ball

Instructions:

A)

-Player in possession dribbles in field

- Defender has to follow partner and stay as close as possible

B)

- 30 sec games: attacker tries to keep in possession, defender now active tries to win the ball as quickly as possible

Coaching Points:

- watch hips of attacker

- defending position when approching attacker

- attacker: quick turns and feints, accelerate after turns

- find open space


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I
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Main Theme I

Organization:

as above

Instructions:

A)

- Knee tag: on eyecontact players run towards middle of channel and play knee tag for 5 seconds, other players in line count down

B)

- Player A passes the ball to B

- B stops balls, A approches the defending, tags players ellbow, holds for 3 sec

- B passes to A, approaches, tags..

C)

As soon as defender tags ellbow game is life

- defender tries to win ball, attacker tries to cross middle line

Coaching Points:

- defending position

Get to the ball quickly

Slow down on approach

Body Position - slightly side on to the ball (force attacker where you want them to go)

Body shape - low (knees bent and on toes) and side on

Progressions:

- attacker can attack on first touch

- time limit for defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main theme II

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main theme II
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Main theme II

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

- 1 minute games: 1v1 on four goals

- blue can score on goals A, red can score on goals B

- Player who scores stays in possession

- switch partners after every game

- count points (3 win, 2 drawn, 1 loss)

Coaching Points:

- quick decision making

- tight defending

- awareness of surroundings

- defending position

Progressions:

- switch goals

- attacker always starts with ball, if defender wins ball Player has only 10 sec to score


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Organization:

3v3 Game

Instructions:

If attacker receives ball in channel only one defender allowed to defend

Coaching Points:

As before


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