Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending: Recovering Ball in Attacking Half

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Darryl Springer
Name: Darryl Springer
City: Lorton
Country: United States of America
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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

3 v 2. 20 x 20 grid. Players 7, 11, 9, 10, 8, 6

10 plays ball to defender. 11 applies pressure then 9 and 10 move into support position to defend ball and prevent defenders from coming out of back. Defenders get a point for crossing mid line of grid.


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

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Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

4 v 2 - 30 x 20 grid

Attacking players work together to pressure defenders in the attaching half. Coach plays ball into defender in either corner or middle. Attackers cannot react until ball is collected by defender. Attacker cannot cross green line. Once ball collected by defender, attackers pressure to win ball back. Defenders get points if they connect to teammate behind the cones. Attackers get points for winning ball and playing it back to coach.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Activity

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Expanded Activity (20 mins)

Players - 7, 11, 9, 10, 8, 6

Objective - Attacking and midfield players applying high pressure in the attacking third of the field to win the ball back after ball played into area determined by attacking team. Good positioning and start positions for the forward line (#7, #9, #11) and midfield (#10, #8, #6) support from behind to help close attacking support players. Defenders can score in small goals if they get out.

Coaching Points

- Pressure on the ball enough so the opponent can’t penetrate

- Pressure on the ball so the opponents can not turn when back is to the field

- Body shape and positioning when pressuring the ball

- Speed and angle of approach of player applying pressure

- Body shape of covering and balancing defenders

- Positioning of players in the line and goalkeeper


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4 (20 mins)


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Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 3
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