Football/Soccer Session (U15): 02B VDA - Defending Principles - 25Aug16 (Start Time: 2016-08-25 18:30:00)

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Michael Cullina, Adult Member

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Michael Cullina
Name: Michael Cullina
City: Fairfax, VA
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defending Principles

- Body position/control

- Supporting angles

- Closing gaps and seams


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Circle Passing

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Circle Passing (15 mins)

Circle Passing Exercise

Activities - 90 seconds

Progression 1: A passes to B. B passes to A. B returns 1-2 to A. A and B switch positions

Progression 2: A passes to B. B passes to C. C dribbles. A replaces C.

Progression 3: A passes to B. B passes to C. B overlaps C. C dribbles inside and passes back to B. A replaces B.

Progression 4: A passes to B. B passes to C. B overlaps C. C passes to A. A passes to B. A replaces B.

Progression 5: A passes to B. B passes to C. B overlaps C. C passes to A. C underlaps A. A passes to B. B passes to C. A replaces C.

Coaching Points

Accuracy/weight of pass | Communcation | Timing of Runs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 - 5 transition

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8v8 - 5 transition (15 mins)

8v8 - 5 Transition

Set:up: Field - 40 x 44 divided into two halves

Organization: Teams of 8 players each on own half. 3 players may enter other half to defend and play back to own half. Teams add a defender after each point. 5 passes = 1 point.

Coaching Points

Immediate pressure | Team defending - when to press as a unit | Isolate attackers to shrink the field


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

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Individual Defending (15 mins)

Player 1 passes ball to Attacker 2. Player 3 announces himself as defender and pressures player 2. Player 1 gives player 2 verbal cues to defend.


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

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2v2 Defending Offset (15 mins)

2v2 Defending Transition

Set-up: Field is 30x20 with offset goals.

Organization: Two teams with 2v2 in the middle and two lines of players on corresponding end line. Balls with players nearest defensive goal.

Activity: Team play 2v2. On ball over touchline, appropriate team passes new ball in to pair. Two new players dribble new ball onto the field with ball over defensive end line, including goal.

Coaching Points

Immediate pressure under control | Communication - "ball", "cover" & "direction" | Look to isolate attackers and double team


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


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