Football/Soccer Session (U14): CYCLE 2 SESSION 5 u14s 24.09.13

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Paul Morrison, Adult Member

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 15 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up for defending

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Warm-up for defending (10 mins)

Session Objective:To warm up for defensive work

Organisation:Individually at first ,split into two groups,then in pairs across 20 yard area.

(A) Warm up moving side to side crouched across area.When get to other side,opposite players move.

Extension(B) , one side moves side to side to other group going forwards,then move backwards to where came from.then other group do same.

Extension (C) players 1 moving side to side crouched across area to players 2.When get to other side,players 1 move back sideways changing direction and players 2 follow,changing direction but moving forward.Repeat up and down so players experience movement forward and backward.

Extension(D)as in c but one player dribbles with ball changing direction up and down.Other player moves backward jockeying and changing directions.

Key Factors:

Keep low.

Kkeep eye on ball

Move quickly back and side to side.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v1,2v2,3v3 defending

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1 v1,2v2,3v3 defending (35 mins)

Session Objective: To improve defending 1v1,2v2,3v3.

Organisation: 10 x 30 area (A);20 x 30 (B and C).

(A) Player 1 plays ball to player 2 then follows pass and defends 1v1,Player 2 tries to beat him and get to end line.3 plays to 4,then 1 plays to 3 and so on varying who is either attacker or defender.After a while swap one player at each end so all players finish up defending/attacking each other.

(B)As above but 2 v 2

(C) As above but 3v3,varying which player to feed ball to (left,right or centre).

Key Factors:

Communication/decision to close

Speed to close down.

brakes on/stance.

support and cover

Balancing off

Movement to change and balance if ball switches.


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

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Screen 3 (35 mins)

Session Objective:To improve defending in 1v1 and 2v2.

Organisation:As before.15 metres by 15 metres.Corners coned across 2 metres each side of corner.

Now 2v2.Player A plays ball to either of B players and two A players now defend.Nearest A player closes down.Other A player balances off to support and cover.Coaching to also focus on balancing off if ball moves from one B player to other.

Once the ball goes dead or B scores, A and B players move to the right and join other groups.So B goes to the back of C and A moves to the back of D.

Then the practice continues with D playing diagonal ball to C corner.This means as players rotate they will get opportunity to attack and opportunity to defend.

Key Factors:

Pressure -nearest man closes down quickly,angles,distance and shape as before.

Support and cover-second man takes angle and distance of front man.

Communication-determine who will close down, then last defender must communicate and "control" situation.

Prevent goal being scored.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending as a back four

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Defending as a back four (40 mins)

Session Objective:To improve defensive unit play.

Organisation:

Server A plays ball to wide Red player B.Blue 1 closes down,Blue 2,3 and 4 then move to provide support and cover.

Then switch amd play to C.Blue 4 closes then 3,2,1 balance off.Repeat switching to get back four to move in unison.

Key Factors:

Nearest man closes down to apply pressure.Speed to close then brakes on.

Next player provides support .

Support,

Cover.

Angled position to see man and ball.


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