Football/Soccer Session (U12): BU14 Panthers Week 4

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Stiven Valencia, Adult Member

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Stiven Valencia
Name: Stiven Valencia
City: White Plains
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Players will better understand technique of Defending 1 v. 1 and the principle of pressure.

Technical aspects:

High to low, fast to slow, angle on.

Watch hips of defender.

Pivot (have a front foot).

Verbal communication.

Tactical:

Where do we want to force the play and what does our body shape say?

Apply pressure early.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up: Shadow Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up: Shadow Defending
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Warm up: Shadow Defending (15 mins)

Organization: have players pair up. Do this in 40x30 yd area.

Instructions: 1 player is the shadow defender and 1 player is the attacker trying to change direction often to make it hard for to be shadowed perfectly. Attackers steps should be shuffling, forward, backward, and changing it up. On the way down stay with attacker's movements. On the way back switch roles.

Coaching Points: (1) Watch hips of player you are shadowing. (2). On the balls of your feet and small steps to change direction and pace quickly. (3). Angle on. Always have a front foot to pivot quickly. (4). Knees bent and feet shoulder width apart.

Progressions: (1). Shuffling face to face. (2). Running side to side. (3). Running forward shadowing to run backward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity: 1v1 Defending

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Main Activity: 1v1 Defending (30 mins)

Organization:

-Two 20x20 grids

-Half of players need soccer balls on one side of the grid.

Instructions:

-1v1 defending in each grid, attacker dribbles in.

-Defender must stop the attacker from bringing the ball across line.

-Switch lines.

Coaching Points:

(1). Technique** High to low (upright to crouched, Fast to Slow (close player down quickly and slow down on approach), Angle on (body shape dictating attacker's movement).

(2). Reading cues of attacker when to win the ball

Progressions:

(1). No score kept. (2). Play game- defender steals ball and dribbles across 1 point, attacker dribble across 1 point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game: Defending 1 v. 1

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Conditioned Game: Defending 1 v. 1 (20 mins)

Organization: -3 Teams Red attacking and Blue defending. Yellow team off watching.

Use cones or pug goals to make 4 goals in corners of area. 40x40 yd area.

Coaching Points:

(1). Verbal communication "I got ball".

(2). When to high press (defender faced back to goal, bad first touch, big touch negative).

(3). Early pressure and recognition of player with ball.

Progression: (1). No scoring to goals. Possession. Attacking team must complete 8 passes for a point. Man marking. (2). New defender must pressure ball after each pass. No more man marking. (3). Play game to goals. Try to win ball early and go to goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 to Small Goals

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4v4 to Small Goals (25 mins)

4v4 (20wx30L yards) No goalkeepers. Play for 10 minutes, then water-break.

Objective: Challenge players to apply the dribbling skills they have practiced to create scoring opportunities. Introduce players to the Modified Laws of the Game for 4v4 in preparation for their first weekend of games.

Out of Bounds - Side Line: If the ball goes out of bounds, shout "Red Light" to keep players from chasing it. Place the soccer ball on the side line and allow the player to kick it on to the field to a teammate.

Out of Bounds - End Line: If the ball goes out of bounds, shout "Red Light" to keep players from chasing it. All players on the opposing team must regroup at the mid-field line. This is a new rule for 4v4 play to help encourage players to pass out of the back. The kicking team will place the soccer ball on the end-line and pass it to a teammate. Once the kicking team has played the ball, the opposing team may pressure.

Corner Kicks: When the defending team kicks the ball over the end-line, the other team will place the ball on the corner and kick it in. The defending team must be at least 4-5 yeards away from the ball.

Substitutions: Players should not be resting for long. If any players are out, you may sub at any time. Be sure to not let them sit for longer than 4-5 minutes.

Goals: Always celebrate goals scored! Encourage players to dribble and score.


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