Football/Soccer Session (U16): Defensive Transitions

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Tony Mee
Name: Tony Mee
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 26 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 (20 mins)

Organisation

Each playing area is approx 15m long by 10m wide.

How to Play

Simple passing & receiving exercise with 2 balls working in each group at the same time.

Pass and follow the pass.

Possible Coaching Points

Pace and quality of the pass.

Receiving on the back foot with open body position.

Creating an angle to receive.

Progression

Pass, set, pass (wall pass at the corners).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondos

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Rondos (30 mins)

Organisation

Players move inside the 2 areas with one defender in each half of each pitch.

How to Play

The teams on the outside try to keep possession and are encouraged to play to their team mate in the middle at every opportunity.

Defenders are locked into each half of the pitch.

If the defenders win the ball they are encouraged to try to score into the mini-goal as quickly as possible. The outside team can attempt to stop the shot.

Possible Coaching Points

Attacking team

Movement to receive.

Pace and quality of the pass.

Awareness of when the middle man is free.

Body shape to receive.

Thinking ahead.

Defenders

Short, sharp changes of direction.

Try to anticipate the next pass.

Interceptions.

Dealing with the ball quickly.

Getting the shot away (pass) early.

Progression

When a pass is made into the middle man the passer must step in and replace him (rotation of positions).

Defenders can work together if they choose (Same half of the pitch)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing & Transition

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Pressing & Transition (30 mins)

Organisation

Area is approx 35 x 25.

Split the outfield players into 3 teams with 2 GK in mini-goals.

How to Play

The Orange & Black teams combine to keep possession away from the Claret/Blues. The Orange and Black teams score a point for every 10 passes.

If the defending team win the ball they can score in either goal, as quickly as possible.

Possible Coaching Points

Defending team to press, as a Unit.

Move as the ball moves.

Try to make play predictable.

Set traps.

When you win the ball try to score quickly.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSGs

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SSGs (30 mins)

SSGs to finish the session.

2 or 3 minute games with bounce players on the outside (on 2 touch).

Different conditions e.g. Can't pass backwards, 1 touch finish, 1 or 3 touches for the outfield players etc.


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