Football/Soccer Session (U9): U9 Zalewski - Defending in Pairs

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Ian Richards, Adult Member

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Ian  Richards
Name: Ian Richards
City: Littleton, CO
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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Knee Tag

Organization:

10x10 yard areas

2 players

Instructions:

Players have to have a 'secret handshake' to start the game

Once they complete the handshake, the game is on!

Score a point if you can tag your opponent on the knee

Play for 2 minutes

League table - Winners move up

Coaching Points:

Approach straight or to an angle?

Stand tall or bend knees to get low?

Speed of approach - in fast and then slow down

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5 Pass and Pressure

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5 Pass and Pressure

Organization:

10x10 yard areas

2 players

1 ball

Instructions:

Play 5 passes back and forth with partner

On 5th pass, receiving player stops the ball

Partner approaches ball as a defender

Repeat for set period

Coaching Points:

Fast to slow as get close to the ball

Run straight or at an angle?

Which way does body face when in front of ball? 

Progressions:

Players can stop the ball on any number of passes - reactions

Player can dribble ball at partner - jockey

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Grid - Pressure the Ball

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1v1 Grid - Pressure the Ball

Organization:

20x10 yard area

4 players

1 ball

Instructions:

Defender serves ball out to attacking player

Play 1v1

Rotate after set period

Coaching Points:

Pressure the ball - close space down quickly

Slower as closer to the ball

Jockey back or step in to win

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Grid - Pressure / Cover

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1v1 Grid - Pressure / Cover

Organization:

20x10 yard area

4 players

1 ball

Instructions:

Defender serves the ball out to attacking player

Play 2v2 - players can not leave their grid

Rotate after set period

Coaching Points:

Pressure the ball quickly

2nd defender - block the option to score in your goal

2nd defender - pressure the ball if a pass is made

What does the initial defender do if the ball is passed?

Progressions:

Attacking players can move into each others grid but both cannot be in same grid

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Organization:

40x30 yard area

2 teams of 5

Multiple soccer balls

Instructions:

Both teams set up in 3-2 formation

Regular soccer rules

Coaching Points:

1st defender (closest player) - pressure on the ball

2nd defenders - distance from pressure

2nd defenders - block pass forward (deny penetration)

 


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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