Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending as a Unit

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Russell Shaw, Adult Member

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Russell Shaw
Name: Russell Shaw
City: ottawa
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (10 mins)

Warm Up:

Players Pass the ball between cones A and B. After they pass they will perform different movements Diagonally towards cone C then come back throught the ladder and hurdle and join the back of the line.

Coaching Points:

Pass-

2 touch

1 touch

dribble instead of pass

Diagonal Run-

Skip

Shuffle

back pedal

open and close the gate

jog

sprint

Agility Ladder-

1 foot

2 foot

icky forward and backwards

1 in 1 out

2 forward 1 back

Hurdles-

dead leg

1 in

2 in

sideways 2 in

shuffle forward and backward

Duratioin 10 minutes


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

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Screen 2 (25 mins)

3 team Possesstion:

Set UP

Make 3 equal teams of players in different bibs. For 2 minutes two colors will try to keep the ball away from the other color. Every Time the defending team wins the ball they get a point.Swtich defending team every 2 minutes.

Coaching Points:

Defending team only

-working together

-compact

-communication

-time to press and what you are looking for (bad touch,certain player, ball in air,ball in corners, numbers...)

-attitude to defend and win the ball HARD

Progression:

Both the attacking teams will be given there own ball and one team must defend the two teams. Attacking team can only pass within their own color.A point for every ball won for defending team. Switch Defending team every 2 minutes.

Coaching Points:

-observe for one round to see if the defending team has a plan to defend and win as many balls as they can.

-do they all press one team? do they split Up? Do they zone and wait for opportunities of pressure?

-Importance of working together and having a plan and leadership

-Comminication

-Times to win the ball


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

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Screen 3 (20 mins)

5 vs 5 Plus 3 (8vs5)

Focus on Defending and transistion

Objective:

The ball will start with the coach giving it to one of the teams of five players. Those five players plus the three neutral will now try to possess the ball from the other team of 5 players. The defenders are trying to win the ball and when they do score quickly within 5 passes in any of the goals. If they score they now become the team in possession with the neutrals.

Coaching Points:

For defending team

-stay compact

-work together

-communication

-right time to press and right time to stay together

-transistion to score with speed


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