Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Sr ADP Fall/Winter Session 12 - Defending & Pressing 1 (Start Time: 2015-01-05 18:30:00)

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Steven Killeen, Adult Member

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Steven Killeen
Name: Steven Killeen
City: Mississauga
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 8 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

U11 Boys


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Agility Warm-up

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Agility Warm-up (10 mins)

Organization:

-Within a 10x10 grid, set-up a simple area (approx 5 yards).

-10-12 players split into 2 groups

-Place two cones/markers to form a gate in one corner.

-One defender in the area. Remaining players outside area, on corner opposite the gate.

-One attacker at a time tries to get past the defender and through the gate to score a point.

-If the defender can tag the attacker then they gain a point for themselves.

Skill Development:

Movement, acceleration, change of direction

Starting to think about defensive body shape, speed of approach, etc...


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

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1v1 Defending (20 mins)

Organization:

-From Penalty Area create a 15x10 grid and a 15x15 grid (adjust as needed)

-10-12 players

-See diagram for set-up

-Defending team set-up halfway along the channel.

-Attacking team set-up at the end of the channel.

-The coach feeds a ball into the first attacker and the first defender moves into the channel to defend the goal.

-The attacker is looking to beat the defender into the second grid to get a shot on goal.

-The defender is trying to protect the area as a first priority. However, if the attacker gets into the 2nd grid, the defender can still make a recovery run and try to prevent a shot on goal.

-Switch groups frequently

Progression:

-start with the attacker up against defender - coach plays into the support players who pass to attacker. Does defender go tight or protect the space in behind? (Start with no offside)

Coaching Points:

-Speed/Angle of Approach

-Body Shape

-Stay patient

-Distance

-Delay


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending

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2v2 Defending (20 mins)

Organization:

-From Penalty Area create a 15x10 grid and a 15x15 grid (adjust as needed)

-10-12 players

-See diagram for set-up

-The coach feeds a ball into the first two attacker and the first two defenders move into the channel to defend the goal.

-The defenders are trying to prevent the attackers from scoring; keeping shape, communicating, pressing together to reduce the space available and recovering quickly if they are beaten.

-Attackers can play back to their support players to keep possession

-Introduce offside

-Rotate defenders and swap roles frequently

Progression:

-like in 1v1 drill - start with attackers up against the attackers

Coaching Points:

-1st Defender as before

2nd Defender

-Communication

-Angle & Distance

-Body Position

-See the Ball & the player

-Angle & Speed of Recovery


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Defending

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3v3 Defending (20 mins)

Organization:

-Full width of area (adjust as you need)

-10-12 players

-See diagram for set-up

-A continuation of the session, now 3v3 in a bigger space

-Play with offside

-If defenders win it can dribble past end line for a bonus point

Progression:

-Finish with SSG game if time allows

Coaching Points:

-Pressure or no pressure on the ball

-Press as a unit

-Decision making both individually and collectively

-Reading the game


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