Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending

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Matt Schiffer
Name: Matt Schiffer
City: Belchertown
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

IAS Soccer Academy: Defending in Small Sided Games


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup

Warmup

Organization: One player at every cone. All balls start on one side.

How to Play: Player with ball performs dribbling patterns / moves, while defender back pedals and stays in front of the ball. When red player reaches the cone, switch roles; blue player with ball and red player defends.

Progression: Play 1v1 to cone. Tight space forces players to keep control of ball.

Coaching Points:

Stay in front of ball

Pressure / Delay when necessary


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Possession Box

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Possession Box

Possession Box

Organization: Each group starts with 3 (or more) players in each box. Red is Team A and Blue is Team B.

How to Play:

Ball starts with Team A. One player from Team B enters their box. After every 3 passes that Team A completes, Team B sends in one more defender. When Team B gains possession, they pass or dribble into their box. Team A sends one defender. Game continues.

Coaching Points:

High Pressure Defending

Stay Organized

After gaining possession, move the ball quickly


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

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Small Sided Games

Small Sided Games: Focus is Defending

Principles of Defending implimented into these games.

Organization: Multiple games of 3v3 or 4v4

Coaching Points:

Stay organized defensively

Pressure, Cover, Balance


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