Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending when Outnumbered

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Paul Inns, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Paul Inns
Name: Paul Inns
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defending;

Defenders aim to deny attackers space & win ball 


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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Defenders to deny attackers options & win ball.
Technical Tactical
Work hard to close down space when out numbered 2v1. Attempt to win ball, delay attack, composure, correct positioning and recovery run
Technical Physical
Composure, strong in tackle

Screen 1 (25 mins)

Session Organisation

1 Defender (red) v 2 Attackers (blue) in 10m x20m zone

Objective

Defender Aim:  To win ball, deny options & space for attackers or drive ball out of zone. Defender passes ball to 1st attacker & then defends both cones.

Two attackers combine & attempt to score by stopping ball next to either cone on opposite end. 

Four Corners

Technical

Tactical

Physical

Psychological

Social


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Screen 2 (25 mins)

Organisation

Create two vertical lines of cones 2 yards in from each edge of the 18 yard box.

Split players into 2 teams of 6 players - blue attackers and red defenders - plus a goalkeeper; 2 players from each team will work in pairs on a rotational basis;

Blue Attackers start from the edge of the coned area.

Objective

First Defender - seeks to delay the attack & wait for No 2 defender (red) to make recovery run. Function starts with No 1 defender passing to one of two attackers. Attackers briefed to attack & get shot on target as soon as possible. Defenders are tasked to deny scoring opportnity or force attackers outside coned area. 2nd defender joins in as soon as a blue attacker has received the ball from the first defender. If Defenders obtain possession, they must seek to pass the ball to the red waiting player outside the coned area as quickly as possible - turning Defence into attack.

Defenders must work as a team with the First Defender closest to the player in possession pressing, and the Second Defender tucking in but positioned so as to provide cover against the other blue attacking player.

Progressions

1. Allow Blue attackers only 10 seconds to score in order to maintain quick rotation.

2. Increasse width of coned area to the edge of the penalty area and introduce 2 Red Defenders to begin with and 3 attackers, with the third Red defender joining as above.


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Screen 3 (25 mins)

Organisation

Set pitch up as above.

Detail

Defender Aim:  To show attackers wide (outside flat cones) win ball, stop crosses and defend any crosses into penalty box. Attackers briefed to attack down the wing & get crosses into the box. If defending win the ball, attempt to play out or pass into small goals.  


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Session Organisation

Detail:

Defender Aim:  To deny attackers space in shaded area & prevent attackers getting shots on target from within shaded area or penalty box. Attackers briefed to play through middle & stay inside cones & get shots on goal from within shaded area/penalty box. if defenders win ball, play out or pass into small goals. Server acts as 4th attacker but cannot go beyond marker flags.


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