Football/Soccer Session (U11): DEFENDING

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 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 (10 mins)

Organization:

5x5 yd grid

2v2

Instructions:

Players pass back and forth

Defendings get in correct pressure and balance positions, then next pass is made, and repeat

Switch after 2 minutes

Coaching Points:

- 1st defender pressure the ball

- Force the play

- 2nd defender to take up a covering position

- Communication between the the two defenders

-Mental transition between presure and cover

Progressions:


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending
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1v1 Defending (20 mins)

Organization:

20x15.

Instructions:

- Defender plays to attacker then joins area and the two go 1v1 to the offset goals. Play until the ball goals of play or a goal is scored. At that point next defender plays is to the next attacker. Game is continuous. Swap roles after 3 mins.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass,

- Speed of pressure,

- Angle of approach,

- Last step in, first step back,

- Body position - Side on, stay low,

- Eyes on ball,

- Be patient!

- Front foot poke tackle when the time is right.

Progressions:

Competition between the two teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

2v2 to goal with players resting in pairs to the side of each goal.

Instructions:

Regular 2v2 game until the ball crosses the endline (Goal, Goal kick. Corner) at which point the defending team are off and a new team comes on from behind that goal with a new ball. Game should be continuous and fast paced.

Coaching Points:

- 1st defender pressure the ball

- Force the play

- 2nd defender to take up a covering position

- Communication between the the two defenders and also the GK

- Mental transition upon winning/losing the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (20 mins)

Organization:

6 v 6 game

Coaching Points:

- Shape of team defensivley

- Pressure and cover of ball

- Speed of transition upon change in possession


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