Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pairs Defending - Pressure/Cover

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Lee Davis
Name: Lee Davis
City: Salt Lake City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

12x18 yard area

Attacking players attempt to dribble from one corner of the grid to the opposite corner when the coach signals their turn by looking at them.

Two defending players must recognize this and attempt to stop the attacker.

If they win the ball, they can score a point by connecting a pass to the coach. they have 2v1 so encourage keeping possession in transition instead of clearing the ball.

Defenders can only steal the ball if there is a covering defender, so the first defender has to delay until the covering defender can support him/her.

This means if the 1st defender is beaten, the second defender can not win the ball until the first defender has recovered back behind the ball.

Rotate pairs of defenders every 2 minutes or 5-6 repetitions.

Coaching Points:

- 1st defender- Pressure/Delay/Steer

- 2nd defender - Cover/Support

- Recovery - Behind the ball support the 1st defender in the direction they are steering opponent

- Communication

- Body mechanics (side on, low position. open stance to allow quick chase as 2nd defender and see more of the field.


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

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8x15 yard area

Pressure/Cover activity

players will find a partner and work together throughout.

End players must move the ball back and forth until they have an opportunity to play to the opposite end. Ball must travel through the grid. Defending pair can only win or intercept if the ball comes inside the grid.

Defending players must work together to prevent the ball beating them and being transferred to the opposite end.

Coaching Points

- Pressure/Cover (pistons)

- Control and Restraint

- Prevent then Press (screen)

- Move when the ball moves

- Communicate


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

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2v2/3v2 to 2 goals

Ball starts with defender who passes to attacking player.

Attacking players attempt to combine to dribble through either goal for 2 points or pass through for 1 point.

Defenders must work together to steer play to the sideline or support and prevent opponents from scoring. They can counter if they win the ball. Start 2v2 then progress to 3v2.

Coaching Points

- pressure/cover/compactness

- control and restraint

- prevent before pressing (screen goals/opponents/passing lanes)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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The Game


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