Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): 1st DEFENDER

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Robbie Hope
Name: Robbie Hope
City: Elgin
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session focused on the 1st defender's defensive principles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DRILL

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DRILL
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DRILL (20 mins)

SET UP: Half pitch, 2 groups; attackers placed at the half way, defenders at the goal line.

PROCEDURE: Goalkeeper distributes the ball (throw/kick) to one of the attackers standing at a mannequin. As soon as the ball is heading to the attacker the 1st defender must react and deal with the 1v1 situation towards their goal. *If the defender wins possession of the ball they can attack the two target goals.

PROGRESSION: Recovering defender runs around the mannequine in front of their goal to assist 1st defender.

COACHING POINTS: Close dowin quickly, delay the attack, body position.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GAME RELATED PRACTICE

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GAME RELATED PRACTICE
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GAME RELATED PRACTICE (20 mins)

SET UP: 3/4 pitch, 2 teams (9v9) pitch zoned up the way into 4 channels. 4-2-2 Vs. 2-4-2.

PROCEDURE: Players must play inside their own zone to create 1v1 situtions.

PROGRESSION: Remove zones, free play.

COACHING POINTS: Awareness of 1v1, defensive principles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CONDITIONED GAME

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CONDITIONED GAME (20 mins)

SET UP: 3/4 pitch, 2 teams (9v9). 4-2-2 Vs. 2-4-2.

PROCEDURE: 2 touch game, 1st defender to try and dictate play (force the pass or poor 1st touch).

PROGRESSION: Free play (no coaching).

COACHING POINTS: Coaching in the game (1v1).


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