Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Nuno_Rosa_Defending when organised/defending third

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Nuno Rosa
Name: Nuno Rosa
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Nuno_Rosa_Defending when organised/defending third Technique Practice (20 mins)

Defending when organised/defending third Technique Practice:

Organisation:

2 teams of 4 players + 2 GK in a junior pitch size

3 balls placed on each side of the pitch (as per the diagram), each ball has a designated number 1,2,3

Practice:

The session starts with the players standing next to the goal posts by 2 and when the GK calls a number 1,2 or 3, one defender from each goal post goes in to the pitch and defends the ball which number the GK called. (Defenders do not touch the ball as the ball is static and not in play). When they reposition themselves GK calls for another number, or the next ball. 6 calls from the GK for each pair of defenders and then swap defenders.

Key Factors:

•Pressure- Nearest player to the ball closes down, so you looking at positioning, not to close but not distant from each other

•Low body position and side on positioning, look at the player if they position is correct and not square and could be easy loose the reaction time due to their body shape

•Adjust speed, does the defender uses the correct speed to defend the ball and create an obstacle for his opponent, when carrying too much speed makes it easier for the attacker as he can catch the defender of balance

•Body shape- show the inside or show the direction where they are more players to help you to defend, communication with your team mates to know which side to show

•Stay on your feet, can I intercept safely? Be patient.

Recovery runs:

•How deep?

•What line?

•Apply pressure

•Supply cover

•Destroy support

•Available to counter

Progression:

•swap defenders after an amount of plays

ROTATE PLAYERS SO EVERYONE IS INVOLVED


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Nuno_Rosa_Defending when organised/defending third Skill Practice

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Nuno_Rosa_Defending when organised/defending third Skill Practice (25 mins)

Defending when organised/defending third Skill Practice:

Organisation:

Use only 1 side of the pitch from the previous exercise. 2 GK in 1 goal alternating positions. 2 different colour bibs team of 4 with 2 players of each team inside the play area and the rest 2 players on the side line (as per diagram)

Practice:

Players from the side line play the ball to their team mate on the inside of the pitch creating a 2v2 the same players who receive the ball are attacking and seek to attack and score in the goal.

As there is 2 teams with different bibs alternate the attackers every time the ball goes of playing or goal scored. If the team defending recovers the ball play it back to the servers on the outside or get it of the playing pitch so the play is over.

Key Factors:

•Tracking and recovery runs to prevent opponents getting behind the defence

•Decisions- Do I mark player or space?

•Marking the player, get tight and try to prevent the player from turning

•No marking the player but restricting the space, showing the side or the way that you want cut the line of pass to your opponents team mate or deny the attacker to have a line of shot to the goal.

•Deny Space

Team/Unit: pressure first touch, reduce options, encourage mistakes, stay compact, squeeze as a unit, deny space behind, remain between ball/goal

First Defenders: starting position, shut down, sit down, slow down, stay down, show down

Around the ball: Support/cover, angles, distances, communication

Away from the ball: Balance the team, mark players, cover space?

•Communication: early, clear and concise “Close down!” Or “Drop”

Restrict space:

•Eliminate best options for opponents

•Encourage mistakes by opponents

•Execution of opponents hurried

•Exclude individual opponents

•Ensure 1 or 2 touches maximum by opponents

Progression:

•Alternate inside players with the players on the outside serving the ball

•Use different sides of the pitch to serve the ball in to the play are, so defenders will have different angles to defend

•Ste an offside line so the defenders will play the line

•If it1s too easy for the defenders and the attackers don’t get shots on goal set the starting position for the defenders from the goal post so they will work on their positioning and speed also when reacting to the ball

ROTATE PLAYERS SO EVERYONE IS INVOLVED


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Nuno_Rosa_Defending when organised/defending third Small Sided Game Practice

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Nuno_Rosa_Defending when organised/defending third Small Sided Game Practice (25 mins)

Defending when organised/defending third Small Sided Game Practice:

Organisation:

2 team of 4 players with 2 GK

Practice:

Both teams will try to score at each end.

NO RESTRICTIONS for any team COACH ONLY 1 TEAM stop the practice as you need to remind key factors from this session.


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