Football/Soccer Session (U17): Defending Shape by units

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James  Ballin
Name: James Ballin
City: Flushing
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme I
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Main Theme I (40 mins)

Organization:

40x30 yard area divided into 4 10 yard channels

2 team of 6, 3 players per channel

1 ball, spares nearby

Instructions:

- Team with the ball attempts to keep possession

- Score points by passing between defensive lines (as shown in diagram)

- Possession may be kept around defensive lines but will not score point

- Players must remain in their channel throughout

- If defensive team wins the ball, they transition into attacking team

- Rotate channels players are in after set period

Coaching Points:

- Outside unit must communicate to middle unit where the attackers behind them are/where to force the attacker with the ball

- Keep defensive line shape

- Communication within the unit

Progressions:

- Play with second ball

- Play with time limit for ball in each channel


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