Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Individual defending, pregame practice

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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
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamic with Ball

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Dynamic with Ball (10 mins)

Dynamic Warm-up with Pass

Set up: Cones set 7 yards apart, 12 yards long.

Organization: 1 ball with 7-9 players per line.

Activity: (1) Player passes the ball with the prescribed number of touches/surfaceand. (2) Prescribed movement to diagonal cone. (3) Prescribed dynamic stretch to opposite line.

Coaching Points

Complete pass before movement (accuracy) | Proper form in dynamic work


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending

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Individual Defending (15 mins)

Activity: Player 1 passes ball to Attacker 2. Player 3 prevents Attacker from dribbling across the line.

Progression 1: Attacker 4 joins to form a 2v1 (offside in effect)

Progression 2: Defender 3 joins (Attacker 4 does not) to makes 1v2

Progression 3: 2v2 (offside in effect)

Coaching Points

Communciation - Pressuring defender "ball". Covering player provides direction | Body shape to force one direction | How? When? to double team | Isolate attackers to make 1v1 or 1v2

Player 1 gives player 2 verbal cues to defend.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 10v10 Midfield to Final Third

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10v10 Midfield to Final Third (20 mins)

10v10+1 Midfield to Final Third Can adapt to 6v6, 7v7 or 5v5

Teams play 10v11. Working team in a 3-4-2. Control team in 4-3-3.

Activity: Teams may not pressure behind restraining line

Coaching Points

Create pressure pockets | Organize and communicate | Control offside space (body position to recover) | Transition to attack (player that wins it cannot lose it!) |


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 11v11 4-3-3 v 4-3-3

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11v11 4-3-3 v 4-3-3 (30 mins)

11v11 - 4-3-3 v. 4-4-2 . Can adapt to 5v5 , 7v7


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