Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending Principels

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Derek McMullen
Name: Derek McMullen
City: CFJ South
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and Receiving Circle

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing and Receiving Circle
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Passing and Receiving Circle (15 mins)

Circle size depends on number of players.

Outside players have the ball.

They toss it to the players on the inside and the players do various aerial control skills

AERIAL CONTROL

- Inside of Foot

- Chest

- Top of Foot

- One Touch pass back

- Chest to feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knee Tag

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Knee Tag

Organization:

10 x 10 area's, 2 players per area

Instructions:

- Players play knee tag. If you tag opponents knee then you score the point or if you manage to force them out of the area without touching them.

- Players play for 2 minutes before moving to play new opponent.

Coaching Points:

- On toes

- Bend knees

- Side body shape

- Patience


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

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1v1 Defending (15 mins)

Organization:

Grids are 20x10 or 20x15

Instructions:

- Player plays pass to the attacker; attacker tries to get across the endline.

- Defender has to close space down and prevent attacker from crossing the endline.

Coaching Points:

- Close space quickly; slow down as you get closer to the attacker

- Bend run to cut off angle

- On toes

- Bend knees

- Side body shape

- Patience

Progressions:

- 2v2 with Goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending

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2v2 Defending (20 mins)

Same as 1v1 but coach plays ball in.

Organization:

Grids are 25x20 or 30x20

Instructions:

- Player plays pass to the attacker; attackers try to score on goal.

- Defenders have to close space down and prevent attackers from scoring

- If defense wins ball they can try and score in counter goal.

Coaching Points:

- Close space quickly; slow down as you get closer to the attacker

- Bend run to cut off angle

- On toes

- Bend knees

- Side body shape

- Patience

- Proper covering position from second defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 Game

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6v6 Game (10 mins)

6v6 Game

Coaching in the Game


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