Football/Soccer Session (U13): Individual defending

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Valentin Lupulescu, Adult Member

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Valentin Lupulescu
Name: Valentin Lupulescu
City: bronx
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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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 (10 mins)

Organization: 30x25 yds, 12 players- 8 Attackers, 4 Defenders, 1 ball for each Attacker

Instructions: -The Attackers must try and dribble their ball to the opposite line.

-Defenders try and prevent the Attackers from crossing the finishing line.

-If the Defender wins the ball, they must play the ball wide towards the blue cones.

-As long as the ball is still in play, the Attackers can still attempt to score.

-Defenders get a point for each ball played to the blue cones.

-Allow Attackers 3/4 attempts, then rotate Defending players

Coaching Points: -Correct tackling technique(Block or poke)

-Ankle locked

-Body weight forward to try and win ball

Progressions: Increase size of area to give Attackers more space to attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Main Theme 1 (20 mins)

Organization: Open area with Six triangles placed on the field, Triangles sides are 5 yds. 2 players per triangle. 1 ball per pair.

Instructions: -Players in white start as Attackers with ball. Defenders in Blue.

-Attacker attempts to penetrate triangle.

-Defender trys to keep Attacker out.

-Attacker gets a point for every time the get through the triangle successfully.

-Play for set limit then players switch roles and get a chance to score.

Coaching Points: -Correct tackling technique(Block or poke)

-Lock your ankle, body weight forward

-Staggered stance

-Body position shifts based on where the attack takes the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Maine Theme 2

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Maine Theme 2 (20 mins)

Organization: Open area with Six triangles placed on the field, Triangles sides are 5 yds. 2 players per triangle. 1 ball per pair.

Instructions: -Defenders are now to stay at 1 triangle and prevent Attackers from penetrating triangle.

-Attackers can attack any triangle on the field.

-Attacker still gets a point for each penetrated triangle.

-Rotate playing roles after each round.

Coaching Points: -Correct tackling technique(Block or poke)

-Lock your ankle, body weight forward

-Staggered stance

-Body position shifts based on where the attack takes the ball

-Head must be on a "swivel" to see where Attackers may come from


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization: 2 Grids, set up at 30x2 yds. 6 players per grid, 3v3. 1 ball per grid.

Instructions: Teams score by dribbling ball into opposing teams endzone.

-Must control ball in endzone for the point to count.

-If team scores, ball starts with a kick in from own endzone.

Coaching Points: -Moments to tackle.

-Correct tackling technique

-Teach Pressure and Cover

Progression: Add pug goals to each end and finish with a 6v6


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:Free Play

Coaching Points: Review Coaching Points from Main Theme


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