Football/Soccer Session (U14): B14W (Communication in defence)

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Matt Kane, Adult Member

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Matt Kane
Name: Matt Kane
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up (unopposed)

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up (unopposed)
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Warm up (unopposed) (10 mins)

Organization:

Area is determined based on space of field

Field will be split into two

players numbered 1 through maximum amount of numbers

1 ball between both grids

Instructions:

Players will move around the grid performing dynamic movements and moving the ball around

On coaches command the player with the 1 ball will be closed down by those without

Lowest number goes first

Coaching Points:

1. Recap what we worked on

2 Big focus on Angle of approach

3 Speed of approach

4 Defensive shape when we reach our target

Progressions:

N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi Opposed shadowing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Semi Opposed shadowing
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Semi Opposed shadowing (15 mins)

Organization:

Field roughly 30 x 25

1 ball between 2 players

Instructions:

layers will take turns dribbling at each other

defensive players will shadow their oppositie number all the way back

they DON'T tackle

Coaching Points:

Can we shuffle

Is our stance right even when we move

Can we switch our stance to dictate a certain way

Progressions:

Can we dribble faster as attackers making shuffle backwards quicker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 3vs2 (Add a recovering defender)

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Main Theme 3vs2 (Add a recovering defender) (35 mins)

Organization:

20 x 30 (Dependent on size of gym)

5 players in grid

1 ball in grid

2 defenders (blue)

3 attackers (red)

Instructions:

Defenders play the ball to attackers and become active on the attackers first touch

They attempt to display their defensive principles getting 1 point for winning the ball and playing a pass

Or 2 points for making the attackers dribble out of bounds

There are offsides

Coaching Points:

1. A progression of our last session can we Delay, Dictate, Deny!

2 Does our second defnder give us approipate defensive depth

3 Do the defenders understand correct spacing

4 Can we isolate the attackers and make a possible 2v2 or even 2v1

5 Do the defnders woprk in tandem with one another

Progressions:

1 We remove offsides

2 We add a recovering defender from behind and highlight the success of Delay Dictate Deny and Depth


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