Football/Soccer Session (U11): Chatham United colonials - 1v1 defending

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Raphael Araujo, Adult Member

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Raphael  Araujo
Name: Raphael Araujo
City: Bridgewater
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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

Organization:

12 players

6 groups of 2

Setup as shown

Instructions:

- 1 minute rounds

-Winner moves up, loser moves down grid

-Players get a point if they are able to tag their opponents knee

Coaching Points:

- Bend knees to allow better mobility

- Stay low to ground

- Quick feet (moving on the balls of our feet)

- Quick movements


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (15 mins)

Organization:

-12 players ( 6 white, 6 Blue)

-Players work in pairs, set up as shown

-1 ball per pair

Instructions:

1.Players work in groups of two

2.Passing the ball to each other

3.On the 5th pass one of the players stops the ball with the sole of their foot the other player must close that side down, e.g. when stopped with the right foot the pressing angle is from the right (thus forcing attacker to use their left)

4.Pressing player then returns to their starting position the group start to pass again

Coaching Points:

1.Speed of approach (longer to choppier strides)

2. Body Shape - Side on, lower center of gravity, arm out to judge distance

3.Angle of approach

Progressions:

P – Introduce techniques of tackling, once the ball is stopped the player pressing now tackles the stationary ball

P- Attacking player dribbles as the defender now jockeys

P- Defending player can look to toe poke away if attackers touch is out of their body


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme (20 mins)

Organization:

3 grids set up as shown

4 players per grid (2 defenders, 2 attackers)

Instructions:

1.Defending player starts with the ball

2.Defending player passes into the attacking player

3.The attacking player moves out to receive the ball and attempt to beat the defender and dribble through one of the two scoring gates situated on the defenders end line

4.Defending player becomes active on the attackers first touch and attempts to win the ball, if defender wins the ball they score by dribbling through the counter gates at the opposite end of the grid. Defender also gets a point for being able to force attacking player out of the grid.

5.Players rotate roles after set period of time

6.Award points for successful attempts and keep score

Coaching Points:

1.Deny penetration

2.Speed of approach

3.Angle of approach to cut off penetration from attacking player

4.Waiting for Cues for correct moments to tackle

5.Faint to tackle to force a mistake

6.Patience, allow the attacker to make the first move

Progressions:

P- Allow the defender that is not currently playing to move into a gate, and attacker has to get into the open gate to get a point.


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Same setup as previous with gates removed and goals at each endline.

Example is the setup for one grid

2 players inside each half of the playing grid (blue, white)

Instructions:

2 players inside each half of grid, look to score in the appropriate goal

-Movement of players inside of the grid is restricted to only their half

Coaching Points:

1.Deny penetration

2.Speed of approach

3.Angle of approach, forces player on to weak side

4.Correct moments to tackle

5.Tackling techniques

6. Patience

6.Shift in the mentality

7. Introduction of 2nd defender

Progressions:

P- If attacking player is able to penetrate half they are allowed to play 2v1 in the attacking half

P-No restrictions on movements of players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

2 playing grids setup as shown

4 teams of 3 players

Instructions:

Free Play

Coaching Points:

-Deny Penetration

-Angle of Approach

-Speed of Approach

-Communication

-Introduction of elements of 2nd and 3rd defender (Cover & Balance)

Progressions:


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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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