Football/Soccer Session (U15): Panthers - W3a - Defending

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Abigail Katz, Adult Member

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Abigail Katz
Name: Abigail Katz
City: Livingston
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fencing warn-up(body shape)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fencing warn-up(body shape)
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Fencing warn-up(body shape) (10 mins)

Organization:

15x20 yard grid dividd in 6 square

2 players per square

Instructions:

To win players must touch opposite players knee.

30 second battle.

Winner play each others.

Coaching Points:

Balance your self on the ball of your foot.

Knee bent leaning forward.

Try to match opposite players knee before engaging.

Progressions:


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

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Technical Warm Up (15 mins)

Organization:

- 10x20 yards

- 2 teams

Instructions:

- Players pressure nearest ball and hold defensive position until covering player (2nd defender) directs the pressing player (1st defender) to press next ball.

- 2nd defender provides specific instruction to 1st defender to either "show in" or "show out" (as highlighted in image).

Coaching Points:

1st Defender (Pressure):

- Angle, speed and distance of approach

- Deny space and penetration

- Create 1 vs.1 scenario - isolate an opposition attacker

- Channel outside near goal, inside/outside in opposition half

2nd Defender (Cover):

- Provide clear, concise and specific instruction to 1st defender - "show in", "show out", "hold", "press"

- Open body stance when play is directed in field - to read switch/intercept

- Closed body stance when play is directed out field - to double up/cover

- Prevent forward penetration - keep play in front

Progressions:

- Allow 2nd defender to decide upon command


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure , cover.

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Pressure , cover. (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 20x20 yard area with 4 areas of 10x10

setup as show .

2. Groups of 4 players (2 Attackers,2 Defenders)setup as shown

3. 1 ball per group

Instructions:

1. Attacking players pass the ball side ways to each other

2. Defending players must pressure and cover the player in possession

3. Defending players should interchange position everytime a pass is made

4. Defending players do not atempt to win the ball.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach of 1st defender

2. Angle and distance of 2 defender

3. Ability to change roles quickly and correctly

Progressions:

1 P. Allow defenders to tackle and attacker to combine to beat the defender over the end line.

2. R–Have the attacker stop the ball each time and alow the defenders to take their shape before making the next pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 main theme one

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2v2 main theme one (20 mins)

Organization:

40x25 yard area

12 players( 2 team of 6)

1 ball ( extra around)

Instructions:

1. Teams play 2v2 with targets in each of the end zones

2. Teams atempt to play to their target player in either end zone

3. Target players are permited to move freely inside their zone

4. Target players in each zone are not permited to defend each other and must stay inside their zone until they receive a pass from their teammate

5. If a successful pass is made to target,players rotate positions(passer becomes new target player)and the team begins their attack in the opposite direction with a dribble in to the area.

6.If he ball leave the area start with a kick in.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle ofapproach should force atackerinto cover

2. Angle and distance of 2 defender

3. Ability to change roles quickly and correctly

4. 2 defender needs to keep both attackers in view

5. Communicate to 1 defender

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 main theme two

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2v2 main theme two (20 mins)

Organization:

40x25 yard area

12 players( 2 team of 6)

1 ball ( extra around)

Instructions:

1. Teams play 2v2 to goal

2. The game starts by the attacking team dribbling the ball into the area

3. After each atempt on goal a new attacking team starts the game from behind the goal

4. The team thatj ust attacked stays on the field to become the new defending team

5. The other players rotate back to their row n goal and await their next atempt to attack.

6. Restart with a goal kick if ball get out of area.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed and angle of approach should force attacker into cover

2. Angle and distance of 2 defender

3. Ability to change roles quickly and correctly

4. 2 defender needs to keep both attackers in view

5. Communicate to1st defender

6. Transition to attack

Progressions:

https://www.rbnytraining.com/user-pages/shared/curriculum/FlashPlayer.asp?ID=462

https://www.rbnytraining.com/user-pages/shared/curriculum/FlashPlayer.asp?ID=600


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