Football/Soccer Session (U9): Defending (Pressure/Cover)

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Andrew Mcleod, Adult Member

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Andrew Mcleod
Name: Andrew Mcleod
City: EAST ORANGE
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ

Juggling Challenge on arrival

Organization:

1. Two lines of equal numbers.

2. 10 x 15 Yard Area.

Instructions:

1. Players do dynamic stretches and coordination movements through the middle and jog on the way back.

2. Next player in the line goes as soon as the player in front gets to the middle cones.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movement

Progression;- 1v1 races


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

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Main Theme - recap

Organization:

As above.

Instructions:

- Defender plays to attacker then joins area and the two go 1v1 to the offset goals. Play until the ball goals of play or a goal is scored. At that point next defender plays is to the next attacker. Game is continuous. Swap roles after 3 mins.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass,

- Speed of pressure,

- Angle of approach,

- Last step in, first step back,

- Body position - Side on, stay low,

- Eyes on ball,

- Be patient!

- Front foot poke tackle when the time is right.

Progressions:

Competition between the two teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v. 2

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2 v. 2

Organization:

Field is split in half, 2 pug goals and 1 ball per field.

Instructions:

Players play 2 vs 2 to goal.

Players play for 2/3 minutes before switching roles. Players play in a tournament format.

Coaching Points:

1. Not allowing the attacker to 'commit you'

2. Not following ball when they pass

3. Recognize moments to cut of the +1 player to create a 2 vs 1

4. Recognize moments to win the ball

PRESSURE/COVER

Progressions:

- Introduce time limit

- Introduce league table format


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

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

Set up as shown above

Instructions:

2 v. 2 to goal. if you score or ball goes over the end line, new team comes on with the ball.

Coaching Points:

Transition - get to goal quickly (sets the tone for the activity to work)

Pressure the ball immediately (transition)

Covering position

Switching from pressure to cover and vice versa

Communication between players

Progressions:

P - touch your post if you score (elements of delay introduced)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Game

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4v4 Game (30 mins)

Organization:

3 Team tourament. Winner stays on.

Coaching Points:

- Make play compact

- Defensive organisation - matching up.

- Recovery if beaten

- When to press (numbers up or even) and when to contain (numbers down)

- Transition on ball being turned over.


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