Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defending from the front - Introduction: When to press

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Name: Darren Arnott
City: Scarborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity and FIFA 11+

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity and FIFA 11+
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Arrival Activity and FIFA 11+

Team Learning Objectives

- Reading triggers to press

Session Organisation

- As shown

How to Play

- 2 teams compete to score by knocking the ball off the opponents cone

- Ball in hands, cannot run in possession, can only hold the ball for 3 seconds max.

- Cannot enter the semi-circle area around the ball on the cone

Tech/Tact Focus

- Body shape

- Movement

- Pressing

- Screening/intercepting

Physical Focus

- Acceleration

- Deceleration

Social Focus

- Teamwork

Psychological Focus

- Reading triggers

- Awareness


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Pressing

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Individual Pressing

Team Learning Objectives

- Individual pressing

- Body shape

Session Organisation

- Two teams, reds and blues, in one area. Reds start with a ball each

How to Play

- Blues go looking for a ball from the reds. As reds pass the ball to blue they must follow to press the pass. Blues dribble at the reds for 3-5 seconds (testing reds body shape etc) and then break off

- The sequence is then repeated with the blue player passing into a red, pressing the ball and so-on.

Progressions

- The dribbler is encourage to change direction

- Allow defenders to try and get a touch on the ball (poke tackle etc)

- Competition: Dribbler gets 1 point for dribbling beyond and behind the defender, the defender gets a point for winning the ball

Tech/Tact Focus

- Approach to the ball

- Body shape

- Tackling/shielding

- Dribbling

- Receiving

Physical Focus

- Acceleration

- Deceleration

Social Focus

- Communication

Psychological Focus

- 1v1 duels

- Patience


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Floating boxes

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Floating boxes

Team Learning Objectives

- Pressing as a unit

- Reading triggers

Session Organisation

- As shown, GKs playing in 'floating' target boxes

How to Play

- No offside, can play behind target boxes but can only score through the front of the target box

- Both teams look to play into their target to score

- Initially can 'clip' the ball into the GKs hands with quality

Progressions

- Introduce offside

- Can only play into the keeper on the ground (can still gather with hands if wanted)

Tech/Tact Focus

- Pressing

- Reading triggers/cues

- 'Shaping the game'

- Individual and group defending

Physical Focus

- Acceleration

- Deceleration

Social Focus

- Team work

- Working as a unit

Psychological Focus

- Dealing with pressure

- Remaining patient

- Working hard when fatigued


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

Team Learning Objectives

- Pressing from the front - When? Why? How?

Session Organisation

- As described

How to Play

- Both teams compete to score

Progressions

- Introduce rule on defending 'style':

> MUST defend high and press hard

> MUST drop off and defend the half way line

Tech/Tact Focus

- Pressing

- Reading triggers/cues

- 'Shaping the game'

- Individual and group defending

Physical Focus

- Acceleration

- Deceleration

Social Focus

- Team work

- Working as a unit

Psychological Focus

- Dealing with pressure

- Remaining patient

- Working hard when fatigued


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