Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Storm FC U12: Defending Principles; Functional Back Four

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Alex  Schultz
Name: Alex Schultz
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SI Technical Warm-up “Quick Possession/Immediate Chase”

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SI Technical Warm-up “Quick Possession/Immediate Chase” (10 mins)

SI Technical Warm-up “Quick Possession/Immediate Chase”

-One 10x10 grid with 5 Possession based players, two lines of defending players

-One defender goes into the grid once the coach plays the first ball into the grid

-Defender has 10 seconds to win the ball or must go to the back of the line

Coaching Points:

-Concept of “immediate chase”

-Possession based team must play quickly

-Know where you are going before you receive the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SII Small Sided Activity Defensive Shifting

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SII Small Sided Activity Defensive Shifting (20 mins)

SII Small Sided Activity "Defensive Shifting"

-Attackers pass the ball back and forth across their zone in sequence (A1, A2, A3 to A4, etc).

-Defenders travel with the ball (e.g., when A2 has the ball, D2 pressures the ball, D1 and D3 cover, and D4 provides balance.

-Attackers must take no more than two touches.

-Add two or three small goals on the far side (behind the defenders). Defenders try to deny any passes through the small goals.

Coaching Points:

-Speed and angle of the pressuring player

-Positioning of covering and balancing defenders

-Immediate pressure on the ball to deny penetration

-Verbal and visual communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIII Expanded Small sided Activity Functional 4v4

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SIII Expanded Small sided Activity Functional 4v4 (15 mins)

Stage III Expanded Small Activity "4v4 Defending"

-1/3 of the field going towards a big goal

-4v4

-4 defenders must start on the cone before getting into defensive shape

-The attacking team(Blue) must begin with a pattern and then can play free

-3 plays the ball to 4, and then overlaps. 1 makes a digonal run and 2 overlaps that player

-Two CMs join attack to create a 6v4

Coaching Points:

-Back line shape

-You have introduce the concept of Pressure, cover, and balance. The 1st defneder presses on the ball, the 2nd defender immediately provides support, and the 3rd defender is the balancing player

Progression:

-4v4 (3 defenders and a CM)

-6v4 (Adding in two offesenive CMs)

-6v6


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIII Progresion

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SIII Progresion (15 mins)

Stage III Expanded Small Activity "4v4 Defending"

-Add a middle line of cones to visualize "cutting the pitch in half"

-Balancing defender should be on the middle cone


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIV Match

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SIV Match (30 mins)

SIV Match

-11v11 against 16s for last 30 minutes


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