Football/Soccer Session (U11): SFA Techniques - Week 3 1v1 Defending

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Stewart Bell
Name: Stewart Bell
City: Newmilns
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Players will learn the basic techniques for applying defensive pressure in a 1v1 situation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 1/2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 1/2
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Warm Up 1/2 (10 mins)

Organization:

20x20 square, players in two groups at opposite corners with a 5 yd gate in one corner. No balls.

Instructions:

The game is 1v1 tag. At coach's command 1 player starts from each corner, "attacker" (white) tries to avoid tag from "defender" (purple) and run through gate. 5 seconds maximum. Winner gets one point.

Coaching Points:

1.Deny penetration

2.Speed of approach

3.Angle of approach, force player on to weak side

4.Correct moments to tackle

5.Faint to tackle to force a mistake

6.Tackling techniques


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 2/2

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Warm Up 2/2 (10 mins)

Organization:

Players work in pairs, 1 ball per pair. Cones 20yds apart.

Instructions:

Attacker dribbles in zig zags for 20 yds, defender jockeys along, no pressure or attempting to steal ball. Alternate attacker/defender.

Coaching Points:

1.Deny penetration

2.Speed of approach

3.Angle of approach, force player on to weak side

4.Correct moments to tackle

5.Faint to tackle to force a mistake

6.Tackling techniques

7.Side-on stance, like you're surfing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1/2

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Main Theme 1/2 (20 mins)

Organization:

15x30 box, two groups on either end. Balls on one side.

Instructions:

Player passes to opponent then closes the space. Attacker tries to dribble to end line. Defender provides pressure but no challenging for ball. Use stopwatch to see who holds off attack the longest.

Coaching Points:

-Close space fast at first, then slow.

-Use side-on approach and side-on stance.

-Keep feet moving.

-Eyes on the ball, not the man.

Progressions:

Allow defenders to win the ball. If attacker crosses the line, 1 point. If defender wins possession he can dribble past opposite line for 1 point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2/2

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Main Theme 2/2 (20 mins)

Organization:

20x30 box, mark center line with cones. Mini-goal on one side in the corner, two groups on opposite sides, balls on side with the goal.

Instructions:

1v1 with a shot on goal. Defender starts by passing to attacker then closes space to defend. Attacker must advance ball into offensive half before attempting a shot. Goal = 1 pt. If defender wins possession he can dribble to opposite end-line for 1 pt. Alternate attackers/defenders.

Coaching Points:

-Close space fast at first, then slow.

-Force attacker away from goal or to weaker foot.

-Keep your eyes on the ball, not the man.

-Challenge with confidence!

Progressions:

Vary goal position from left to right.


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

25x40 field with 4 gates (5 yds wide) set up as shown. 4v4, no GKs, mini-goals. (Adjust field dimensions to play games with more or fewer players.)

Instructions:

Regular game EXCEPT: the ball cannot advance in any way (pass/dribble/shot) through either of the gates in your team's offensive half. If so it's out to touch to the other team.

Coaching Points:

-Steer midfield attackers wide with side-on stance.

-Use gates and sidelines to force turnovers.

Progressions:

Remove gates after 7-8 minutes for open play.


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