Football/Soccer Session (U18): (Pro Dev) Individual Defending II

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Alex Sabatini
Name: Alex Sabatini
City: kleinburg
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending II

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Individual Defending II

Individual Defending II

Practice Organisation

-Half pitch including goal, with channel, width of penalty area, marked by cones to half way, set-out as illustrated.

-Players work in 3’s, supply of balls with coach & GK in goal.

-Practice starts with; Coach feeds ball into Attacking MF player in back half of centre circle.

-MF players to striker who looks to either come short & receive, or spin & look for pass alongside or behind Defender.

-If A comes short & into centre circle: D cannot follow so enabling A to turn & run at D.

-If striker decides to come short & spin away from D without entry into centre circle then he is marked as in a game.

-If D gains possession: ball is returned to coach, with an accurate pass.

Details

-Patience, balance, speedy footwork, low body position when being attacked in 1v1.

-Shoulders forward, weight on balls of feet to enable twisting & turning to combat A’s movement with ball at his feet.

-Reading both intent of player in possession of ball & movements to receive ball by A.

-Simple progressions for this practice are:

-- MF player joins-in to make 2v1

-- Add a recovering D from half way line to create 2v2

Key Coaching Points

-D needs to read intention of A’s movement.

-D to track striker’s runs, remaining goal-side.

-D looks to dictate direction of play with good position in 1v1 situation.

-Anticipate shots, reading A’s body shape & be in position to block shots.

-Absorb speed in 1v1 run of A by being side-on to deal with quick turn and sprint.


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