Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Small group defending

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Pat Staunton
Name: Pat Staunton
City: SEATTLE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Individual Defending pricnciples

Small group defending principles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 to goals

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 to goals
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1 v 1 to goals (10 mins)

1 v 1 to goal.

Player with the ball passes into opposition player. Attacking player tries to dribble past the defender and pass into goal. If defender wins it, they go to opposite goal.

-Vary start point

- Switch to defend 2 gates

Coaching Points:

3 P's of ind. defending

- Pressure

- Position

- Patience

Press quickly (fast then slow on approach)

Sideways on showing them one way

Wait for mistake / big touch

Aggressive when decide to win ball using body

Quick steps to keep balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 to gate (2v2)

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1 v 1 to gate (2v2) (10 mins)

1 v 1 to gate.

Player passes in the ball and immediately becomes a defender. The attacker has to try and beat the defender and dribble through the gate. If the defender steals the ball, the dribble through the endline.

Progression : 2 v 2

Coaching Points:

3 P's of Ind. defending:

Pressure

Position

Patience


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wave Practice with defending

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Wave Practice with defending (25 mins)

Wave Practice with defending team

Attacking team start with the ball and try to score in the goal. The defending team have to stp the other team from scoring and when they win the ball, they play into the waiting attackers. As soon as the waiting attackers receive the ball, they become the attacking team and the previous attacking team switch places with them and be the waiting attacking team.

(The 3 zones are visual aids for the players in terms of how high the pressure should be)

Coaching Points:

Pressure / Cover / Balance

Pressuring drops immediately after ball leaves their "zone"

Pressure quickly when ball is in your "zone"

Press immediately if attacker has ball in final grid (goal box)

GK squeezes the field to take away the space behind the defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 v 5 scrimmage with 5 neutrals

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5 v 5 scrimmage with 5 neutrals (30 mins)

Regular scrimmage with 3 teams of 4 with 1 team on the outside as neutrals.

Coaching Points:

-All of Above


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