Football/Soccer Session (U11): 1v1 Defending

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Kika Toulouse, Adult Member

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Kika Toulouse
Name: Kika Toulouse
City: NYC
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical reps

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical reps
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Technical reps (20 mins)

Organization: Groups of 3, 1 ball.

3-4 channels roughly 8x16.

Instructions:

- A (server) plays to C (attacker), upon serve B (defender) closes down and defends C 1v1.

- C's objective is to dribble past middle red cone.

Coaching Points:

Close down and reduce speed.

Side-on, knees bent.

Try to force one way.

Picking moment to win ball.

Progression:

Player A communication e.g. direct player B where to force, when to tackle, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded 1v1s

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Expanded 1v1s

Organization:

3-4 channels roughly 8x16.

3 attackers start at one end of the channel, 3 defenders start at opposite end.

Coach with pile of soccer balls at goal.

Instructions:

Coach plays ball out to any one of the 3 attackers.

Attackers looking to beat defenders and score. 1 point per goal.

Defenders looking to stop attack. 1 point if they win ball and play back to coach. 2 points if they win ball and dribble out of their attacking end of their channel.

Attackers/defenders must stay in their respective channels, only the ball can move between channels.

Coaching Points:

Close down and reduce speed.

Side-on, knees bent.

Try to force one way.

Picking moment to win ball.

Intro - switching roles between 1st and 2nd defender.

End product - options once defense has gained possession.

Progressions:

Players and ball can move between channels (only one attacker allowed per channel).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play

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Free play (25 mins)

Free play.


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