Football/Soccer Session (U10): Defending 1

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Shannon Murphy, Adult Member

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Shannon Murphy
Name: Shannon Murphy
City: Voorhees
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): warm up
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warm up (10 mins)

Players jog either frontwards, backwards, side shuffle, kareoke.

When coach yells ball players practice closing down the ball quick at an angle then immediately


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): closing down with opponant

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closing down with opponant (15 mins)

Organization: Closing down oppponent after passing the ball

Instructions: Players pass to a teammate of a different color pinnie. Once the pass the quickly close down the opponent. The opponent then keeps the ball and look to pass while defender looks to recive a pass from another player.

Coaching Points:

Long to short strides as they approach ball.

Approaching from outside shoulder.

Low center of gravity

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): poke tackle intro

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poke tackle intro (15 mins)

Organization: Players go 1v1

Instructions: Players try and dribble through the triangle to earn a point. Once you make it though possession switches to the other player. Go for 60 seconds.

Coaching Points:

Approach to ball.

Force to the outside.

Introduce poke tackle

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): conditioned game

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conditioned game (15 mins)

Organization: PLayers practice closing down opponent and forcing them into unfavorable situations

Instructions:

Players play possession games using outside players as well. Players are encouraged not to let opponent turn when they recive the ball with their back to goal. Force to the outside or to weak foot. Proper timing of poke tackle.

Coaching Points:

Closing down.

Forcing to outside.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

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Coaching Points:

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