Football/Soccer Session (U11): Defensive play (Start Time: 2015-04-03 18:45:00)

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Idrissa Balde, Adult Member

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Idrissa Balde
Name: Idrissa Balde
City: Merthyr Tydfil
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defensive play and how this can be related to game situation


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Blocked

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Blocked (10 mins)

Organisation:

Area of 30 x 20 yards as displayed with two 'end zones' around 3-4 yards

12 players, 4v4 with 2 neutral players and two target players in the 'end zones'

Start position; Target player plays into the attacking team as they look to attack at the other end zones.

Key Coaching points

Players putting early pressure on the ball when possible

Players should look to jockey so they can be able to turn easily

Defenders should look to press the strikers quickly so they win the ball on the strikers first touch.

Players should look to slow down the striker if they cannot win the ball first time

Players should look to force the striker into the smallest space in the area and wait for an opportunity to win the ball.

Players Should look to cover the player pressing the ball.

Neutral players cannot defend or score at all

Target players can move around their 'end zones'

Key coaching points

Players should apply pressure on the ball when possible

Players should look to jockey so they can turn easily

Defend should look to press the striker quickly so they win the ball on the strikers first touch.

Players should slow down the strikers if they cannot win the bakk the first time

Players should look to force the striker into small space in the area and wait for opportunity to win the ball.

Players should look to cover the player pressing the ball.

Details

Directional practice where the team in posession must attempt to move the ball effectively and score by playing a pass into the target player

After a team scores, the target player plays into the opposing team who look to attack the other way

team who are not in possession look to win the ball and play like a normal game just with 'end zones' instead of goals.

Teams can use the neutral players if they need to.

Neutral players only play with the team in possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Variable

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Variable (20 mins)

Variable:

Both teams are attacking and defending all the four sides where the players in yellow are the target

This will definitely increase awareness and being able to position themselves defensively when a team are in possession of the ball. This also helps to increase the fitness levels of the players.

The teams are being split into half and make it a bit faster.

Extra balls are included in case the ball eventually goes out and game can continue quickly.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small sided games.

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Small sided games. (20 mins)

Simple progression:

Increase the playing area.

Any defensive effort from any of the two teams mainly will be deemed ten points.

Alter the size of the end zones, If the ball is being passed to a player in the middle and they score from there it will be five points.

No neutral players involved but more overload to challenge the players.


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