Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending ( all component)

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 - Pressure

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1v1 - Pressure (5 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Four channels

- Eight small goals (two per channel)

- Every defender has a ball

Instructions:

Players play a 1v1 scenario. A point is awarded when attacker scores in opposition goal, two points when defender scores (i.e. transition from defense to attack).

Coaching Points:

Pressure:

- Speed, angle and distance of approach

- Deny space and penetration

- Channel in a desired direction

Progressions:

- Increase size of channel

- Introduce time limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 - Cover

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2v2 - Cover (5 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Two channels

- Eight small goals (four per channel)

- One ball between two defenders

Instructions:

Players play a 2v2 scenario. A point is awarded when attacking team scores in opposition goal, two points when defending team scores (i.e. transition from defense to attack).

Coaching Points:

Cover:

- Angle and distance of cover

- Body shape

- Specific instructions

Progressions:

- Increase size of channel

- Introduce time limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 - Balance

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3v3 - Balance (10 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- One channel

- Six small goals

- One ball between three defenders

Instructions:

Players play a 3v3 scenario. A point is awarded when attacking team scores in opposition goal, two points when defending team scores (i.e. transition from defense to attack).

Coaching Points:

Balance:

- Angle and distance of balance

- Body shape

- Specific instructions

Progressions:

- Increase size of channel

- Introduce time limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 - Compactness

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4v4 - Compactness (10 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- One channel

- Eight small goals

- One ball between four defenders

Instructions:

Players play a 4v4 scenario. A point is awarded when attacking team scores in opposition goal, two points when defending team scores (i.e. transition from defense to attack).

Coaching Points:

Compactness:

- Distance between 1st defender and 4th defender

- Shape of unit - line vs. diamond

- Visual triggers - decision of 1st defender

Progressions:

- Increase size of channel

- Introduce time limit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 - Control & Constraint

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8v8 - Control & Constraint (20 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Half field (reduced width)

- Four goals (three counters)

- Supply of balls

Instructions:

Two teams play a 8v8 small-sied conditioned game. Focus team defends main goal and attacks the three counter goals. Offside only applies towards main goal.

Coaching Points:

Control & Constraint:

- Pressure vs. Delay - numbers up vs. numbers down (overloads)

- Transition - immediate chase vs. organize behind ball

- Line of confrontation - area of field

- Visual triggers - decision of 1st defender

Progressions:

- Increase overload on outfield players


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

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Free Play (10 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Half field (full width)

- Two goals

- Supply of balls

Instructions:

Two teams play a small-sided 8v8 game. Offside only applies towards main goal.

Coaching Points:

Pressure:

- Speed, angle and distance of approach

- Deny space and penetration

- Channel in a desired direction

Cover:

- Angle and distance of cover

- Body shape

- Specific instructions

Balance:

- Angle and distance of balance

- Body shape

- Specific instructions

Compactness:

- Distance between 1st defender and 4th defender

- Shape of unit - line vs. diamond

- Visual triggers - decision of 1st defender

Control & Constraint:

- Pressure vs. Delay - numbers up vs. numbers down (overloads)

- Transition - immediate chase vs. organize behind ball

- Line of confrontation - area of field

- Visual triggers - decision of 1st defender

Progressions:

- Introduce overload


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