Football/Soccer Session (U12): GLEN ROCK SESSION 2 Defending - Pressure and Cover

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Approach to the ball

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Approach to the ball

Organization:

4 area's. Each area has 1 cone situated at start line (centrally) and 2 cone's on the middle line with a ball on each cone.

Instructions:

Race, on coaches command its the 1st player to run and jump over the ball. White team play against each other and blue team play against each other.

Coaching Points:

- Get to cone as quickly as you can. 

- Slow down on approach

- Knee's bent

Progressions:

Players now win race by being the 1st player to touch the ball on their respective cone without it falling off.


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

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Pressure, Cover

Organization:

6 players per area. 2 Players on middle line. 2 players on either end line.

Instructions:

2 middle players pass the ball between themselves. Holding the ball for 3 seconds in between.

Coaching Points:

- Movement as ball travels

- Covering player being in position to block penetrating lane 

- Communication between players (specific information)

- Pressuring player keeping pressure on if attacker dribbles the ball

Progressions:

Middle players can decide to dribble the ball if they wish too.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, Cover - Part 2

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Pressure, Cover - Part 2

Organization:

Same as previous.

Instructions:

Same as previous but now middle players are able to score in either goal if opportunity presents itself.

If attackers score then they switch with defenders.

Coaching Points:

- Quick transition between roles (switching between pressure and cover)

- Communication between players (tone to work as a motivational tool)


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

2 vs 2 in each half - 4 vs 4 on field

Instructions:

Players have to stay in there own half and play 2 vs 2 to goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Starting positions to deny penetration

2. Moments to pressure the ball

3. Winning ball, if not then preventing the turn

4. Position and communication of covering player

Progressions:

Free Play


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