Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defensive Principles

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up/1v1 Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up/1v1 Defending
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Warm Up/1v1 Defending (15 mins)

Warm Up (15 min)

Juggling (5 min)

Ladder (5 min)

1 v 1 Shadow Defending (5 min) CP: Jockey & Delay, weight on balls of feet, knees bent/back strait, eyes on ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Group Defending Activity

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Group Defending Activity
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Group Defending Activity (15 mins)

Group Defending Exerecise (15 min)

Start w/ 4 defenders (D). D's must hold hands and move in a group to catch attacking (A) players or balls. A's must get from sideline A to sideline B, then restart from B to A. Players caught join D group. Once D group gets to 6, split into two, 9-three groups.

Coaching Points: Move as a unit. Communication. Control the attacking players movement.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3
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Stage 3 (20 mins)

Small sided Activity (15min)

Yellow must dribble across the grid. Red must work in pairs to isolate players and execute pressure and cover. Last player wins

Cp's-Communicate and work in pairs to defend in small group


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 4

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Stage 4 (20 mins)

8 v 8 to Target box behind opponent (20 min)

1 point to pass into target on the ground, 2 points for pass to target in the air

CP: Discuss tactical components of when to press and when to hold. Coach cover/balance and team defending concepts. Discuss visual cues of when to apply tactical decisions.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 5

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Stage 5 (20 mins)

7v7 to 9v9 SSG No Restrictions (20 min) 1-4-2-1 v 1-3-1-3

CP: Foucs on Defensive Principles


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