Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defending wide area in own 3rd.

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Organization:

1v2 in a 10Wx20L grid

Instructions:

Attacking player checks to receive pass. play 1v2 across end lines.

2 rounds of 4 minutes, 30 sec rest.

Coaching Points:

Defender that closest to the ball apply pressure.

Speed is quick enough to get close enough to the attacker before receiving the ball and at an angle that eleminates attacking player on the wing to penetrate by dribbling or passing.

Defenders body shape: side ways, knees bent, touching distance.

Cover from the closest defender to the pressuring defender.

Progressions:

2v2


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

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Organization:

4v4 to 4 goals

40Wx30L with two goals on each side line, two teams are playing to score

Instructions:

when on defens each team works to eleminate attack down the flanks from the opponent's #7 or #11

play 3 rounds of 5 min with 1 min rest

Coaching Points:

Cues to tackle vs delay:

bad first touch from attacker; slow pace of the pass; too long touch from the forward.

Where should the first defender provide pressure on a flank attacker:

at an angle that denies the attacker a penetrating pass or cross, or the ability to continue down the flank and forces the play into the central channel and covering defenders.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Organization:

2/3 of a full size pitch.

7 attackers (white)

7 defenders (blue)

1 goalkeeper (yellow)

1 target player (red) Start position where the yellow cone is. The teams play in specific formations. The defending team = 4-2-1. The attacking team = 2-3-2. T1 can move up and down behind the line of cones.

Instructions:

The white attacking team combines with each other using the flank player to create opportunities on goal. The starting position allows for play to go out to the wing. The restart positions from the yellow cone. The defending team scores by passing into the target player.

Coaching Points:

Discuss both individual and group defending in wide positions.

For the full back pressing, in general force the attacking player outside to the touch line to isolate. May be situations where you could force inside to weaker foot or if you need support to deal with pace of attacker.

Control speed of approach so no to dive in.

Angle of approach.

slide tackle should be a last option.

Prevent Crosses and Shoots.

Feint to tackle.

Focus. Eyes on the ball at all times.

Progressions:

Perform on both side of the field


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Ball Played into the Wingers Feet (Full back pressures)

Coaching Points:

Discuss delay, cover and support with the centre backs supporting.

Compact the play as a team and slide to the strong side of the field.

Defending Midfielders should be tracking any attacking runs from midfield.

Full back steps up to provide pressure on the ball

#6 and #8 drop and slide back to provide cover

Back line drop, stay compact.

Progressions:


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Ball Played into space behind the full back (Centre backs assist and track runners)

Coaching Points:

#5 tracks the runner

#4 provides cover and support

#2 slide to compact play

#3 recovers to the centre once the ball is passed from the attacker

Progressions:


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