Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defencive Third (4-4-2)

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mike sneddon
Name: mike sneddon
City: edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up (70 mins)

Warm up

Time 15min

1 v 1 Jockeying

Red drive with across box Blue Jockeys from side to side non contact.

Reds then pass to next set of blues. Reds then defend. Blues pass to next set of reds. Blues defend.

Stretch while waiting at end

Start at 50%pace. Gradually increase pace.

Looking for correct defencive body position. Low centre of gravity. Not Square to Attacking player. Show player to side. Arms length away from player. Correct foot movement (don't cross feet but shuffle)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1

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Component 1 (25 mins)

SET UP

16 players. Pitch split into 3. 4 Reds in central area. 4 blues in each end

INFORMATION

Objective of exercise is for blues to transfer the ball from end to end. Ball must not go above head height. Reds must stop passes.

Change red players every 5 mins

Scoring: Blues a point for every succesfull pass from end to end. Reds a point for every blocked pass.

Coach Red defenders

Coaching Points

Communication.

Movement. Shuttle across

Body shape.

Screening passes

Awareness. Checking shoulder


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 1 progression

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Component 1 progression (25 mins)

Progression.

Add 2 red midfielders in front of 4 defenders.

Coaching Points

Coach 2 midfield players on pressing and screening ball.

Distances from back 4

Communication and movement.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Component 2

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Component 2 (25 mins)

SET UP

8 v 8. Reds (defending) 1-4-2-1 Blues (attacking) 1-2-3-2.

Reds score in 2 small goals. Blues score in large goal

Area narrows to 18 yard line. Allows to concentrate on central attacks

INFORMATION

Normal offside rule applies.

Coaching Points.

Back 4 Starting point (push out)

Communication and instruction from all players (keeper can see whole picture so should command shape)

Shape of defencive unit ( back 4 and centre mids) and distances

Body shape( see player and the ball)

Nearest player to ball immediate pressure to delay

Step up on negative ball. Drop on anticipation of through ball

Close down players as ball is moving.

Stay on feet. Do not dive in. Patience.

Goalkeeper to act as sweeper for balls over top of defence

Use offside

Progression

Play full width of pitch to work on attacks from wide areas.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase of play

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Phase of play (25 mins)

2/3 of pitch. Time 25mins

Reds 1-4-2-1 Blues 1-2-4-1

Coach reds on play in defencive 1/3

Coaching Points.

Back 4 Starting point (push out)

Communication and instruction from all players (keeper can see whole picture so should command shape)

Shape of defencive unit ( back 4 and centre mids) and distances. Shuttle across pitch and movement up and down as a unit

Body shape( see player and the ball)

Nearest player to ball immediate pressure to delay

Step up on negative ball. Drop on anticipation of through ball

Close down players as ball is moving.

Stay on feet. Do not dive in. Patience.

Goalkeeper to act as sweeper for balls over top of defence

Stop crosses into box

Force players onto their weaker side

Show wide players to inside or outside?

Use offside


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