Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending as a unit

Profile Summary

Gareth Paul
Name: Gareth Paul
City: Bolton
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Tech: passing and dribbling

Tact: playing out of the back

Phys: ABCS

Social: communication/fun/teamwork


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up:

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Warm Up: (20 mins)

Players start with invisible soccer, players must keep possession by passing and moving the ball unopposed but if players do not make conditions then other team get point.

Conditions: ball stop, players stop, dont receive before a pass, ball leaves square etc.

Progress:

players have certain amount of balls in group and on command, 1 player goes into the other square to steal all balls, once a ball stolen players can receive a pass. Group keeps their balls longest win.

AT:2 R:30 I:5

Coaching Points:

Balls of feet

type of first touch

weight/accuracy/projection of pass

passing lanes between players

communication - verbal vs non verbal

Q: why do we need to have a varied distance of passing lane? A: play around defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill Phase:

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Skill Phase: (25 mins)

Skill Phase:

two teams set up in area suitable to players and age.

start unopposed, players play multidirectional. When receiving the ball from GK you must stop ball in side gate and turn. time limit to see who can visit the goalkeeper the most times.

Progress to attacking overload, ball always starts with GK, play to reds who must get ball to end goals, if blue win ball they score on GK. Time limit and rotate positions, team with most goals win.

Add retreat line for realism if needed.

AT:3 R:1 I:5

Coaching Points:

previous points

position to receive ball to attack

movement to change angle of GK

width and depth

support of passing lane

Q: why when the goalkeeper has the ball do we need to have varied positions? A: more area to play pass or dribble/distance of defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending as a team

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Defending as a team

Set up

- 4 defenders (Reds) start off near the goal line

- 4 attackers will start off on the oposite side of the field

- 1 of the defenders will play a ball over to one of the attackers (Blues)

Game Description

Once the defender plays the ball out to the attacker, the defenders will have to close down and mark up. Attackers role is to simply pass and move and try to score a goal. Defenders job is to win the ball back and try to pass and move and enventually play a pass to there team mate (Midfielder) on the cone.

Key Points

- Marking up

- Pressure

- Communication

- Teamwork

- Pass + Move

- Correct pass

- Moving off the ball


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