Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defend def mids

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Evagelos Vassilaras, Adult Member

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Evagelos Vassilaras
Name: Evagelos Vassilaras
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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

Organization:

45x25

Instructions:

S plays ball to team on their end of the field

Team attempt to play to other S to score

Players focus on defending in groups of three; reinforce pressure, cover, balance.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exercise 1 3v4+GK

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Exercise 1 3v4+GK

Organization:

45x80(70) 2/3 of field attacking and midfield 3rd

Instructions:

S passes ball into area and tries to play ball to red mids(attackers may be added for progression)

Red team scores in a big goal, Blue work on applying high pressure and double team

Blue recovers ball - plays back defensive line (5-10 passes) then being able to play def. Mids to score on any of the 3 goals. 1 red player is allowed to go into defensive area

Coaching Points:

Coach back players to defend zonally (horizonal runs passed, vertical tracked if player is onside).

Runs with the ball(follow with pressure, try to win the ball). First option is to intercept if possible (if not-pressure)

Stay connected, compact, as a unit.

Make play predictable, (communication, pressure, Shape)

Technical - get to the ball quicly

-slow down on approach

-body position: slightly side on to the ball (force attacker where you want him to go)

-body shape low (knees bent, on toes)

Distance to attacker in dangerous areas

When to double team

Role of CDM:

Transition after winning ball (zonals biggest attacking advantage)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exercise 2 4v5+GK

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Exercise 2 4v5+GK

Organization:

45x80(70) 2/3 of field attacking and midfield 3rd (phase play)

Add one red and one blue(progress:active after reds 3rd touch to aplly pressure)

Instructions:

S dribbles ball into area and tries to play ball to red forwards

One red can support strikers after pass

Blue#8 can drop into play after reds 3rd touch to apply pressure

Blue scores 1point if connect the ball with #6 or #8, 2points score in a small goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Exercise 3 6v5+GK

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Exercise 3 6v5+GK

Organization:

45x80(70) 2/3 of field attacking and midfield 3rd (phase play)

Add 2 more reds

6v5+GK Blue #6 and #8 both active after reds 3rd touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9v9

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9v9

Organization:

80x55

play two large goals with GK

red goalkeeper serves three backs as start position

Coaching points

defending team reads amount of pressure on ball and drops or squeezes space

accordingly

stay compact in lines and between lines to make players play wide and back

step to pressure at appropriate times/slide/step between lines


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Team Shape

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Team Shape

80x55

Organization:

3-2-3

One Goalkeeper

three backs

CDM

CAM

Three Forwards


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