Football/Soccer Session (U18): Period 2 Week 1 Session 2 - Defending in Balance

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (25 mins)

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological

Session Objectives (individual)

Session Objectives (Group)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Heading

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Defensive Heading (20 mins)

Organisation

Players a suitable distance apart dependant on age group.

How to Play

Server can throw or kick & plays towards the Blue.

The Yellow defender should try to win the header and play back to the server.

If the Blue wins the ball, try to take the ball through the gate on the end line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1/2v2

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Defending 1v1/2v2 (20 mins)

Defending 1v1 in a Game

Organisation

Area is 36x44.

Rotate the players from previous practice in and vice versa.

How to Play

Defending 1v1 in a central area

Yellow player serves into Blue to attack the top goal.

Yellow player then closes down.

Play to a finish.

Restart from opposite end.

Learning Outcomes

Defending 1v1

Forcing one way

Blocks

Tackling

Intercepting

Technical

Tackling, blocking, intercepting

Tactical

Force player one way

Physical

Close gap quickly

Work feet backwards quickly, close together for agility

Arm across and body contact if player comes inside

Adjusting feet quickly

Mental

Patience in defending, don't make it easy for the attacker

Social

Stay focus and controlled during session

Positional Outcomes

Improve defending 1v1 from a central. Understanding what is required through repetition

Progression

Play 2v2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending - Heading

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Defending - Heading (25 mins)

Organisation

Full Size pitch

How to Play

Play starts from a goal kick and the defenders should try to head the ball into midfield. (Attackers can be semi-passive to start).

When the midfield players take possession, 2 of them join the attackers and play to a finish of the action.

Midfield 4 attack both ways.

When the action is over, restart with a goal kick from the opposite end.

Learning Outcomes

Timing, attacking the ball, highest point, heading past midfielders

Technical

Jumping, heading, clearances

Tactical

Coming through strikers, covering, defending crosses

Physical

Agility, Body contact, quick feet, power, back and neck muscles, balance

Mental

Concentration on the flight of the ball, dealing with fouls, aggression, determination

Social

Communication, team spirit

Positional Outcomes

CDs becoming better at defending


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (20 mins)

Organisation

Pitch size to suit your players/numbers.

Equal numbers (if possible).

How to Play

Normal rules with the following exception;

If the goalkeeper makes a clean catch or receives a back pass, he MUST deliver into the opposite half.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool Down & IDT

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Cool Down & IDT (25 mins)

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Tactical

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Psychological

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