Football/Soccer Session (U11): VUSC U-11 Girls- Transition Defense (Start Time: 2015-10-07 18:30:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

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Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Learning outcomes:

-Immediate pressure on ball after moment of loss of possession.

-Compactness vertically and horizontally to suffocate space to possess.

-Speed of defensive recovery.

-Force play wide or backwards (away from goal).

-Disrupt play.

-Awareness of open attackers and deny penetrating pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up- Transition

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Warm up- Transition (15 mins)

Organization:

Two 15x15 yard grids are created side-by-side as shown in Diagram (b) below. Target players are on outside of opposide grid. A 4v4 is organized in each grid as shown. Two separate games shown.

Instructions:

One player from the defending team must remain in the opposite grid as shown above. The other 3 teammates must attempt to gain possession from the 4 opposing players. This creates a numbers-down situation for the defensive team and forces them to work as a "unit" to regain possession. If the defensive team wins possession they must quickly switch the ball to their teammate in the opposite grid. Immediately they must travel to support the play. In the Diagram above, Player (A) has won possession of the ball and quickly passes to his/her teammate in the opposite grid. The reds will now transition quickly to support the play while the yellow team must send over 3 players to defend. Points are awarded for a successful "switch" and 7 consecutive passes.

Coaching Points:

(1). Work together to defend as a "unit"

(2). Attempt to regain possession quickly.

(3). Immediately look to switch the ball on gaining possession.

(4). Travel quickly to support the play.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity: Transition defense

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Main Activity: Transition defense (30 mins)

Organization:

32x 24 yd area. Middle zone is 8x24Set up as shown. 3 teams of 4. Lots of balls

Instructions:

Red and Yellow team play together against blue team. Blue team sends 2 defenders to try and steal. The Red team must pass the ball 7 times for a point or get the ball through to the Yellow team for a point.

If the defending team get possession of the ball they pass it to the team who did not give it away and change places with thet team that gave them the ball.

Coaching Points:

(1). Disrupt play.

(2). Immediate pressure on ball.

(3). Stay compact.

(4). Speed of transition from one zone to next.

Progressions:

(1). Defenders send 2 into attacking zone. Try to possess the ball and keep away from defenders. Send across middle zone when opportunity presents.

(2). 7 passes is a point. OR Successful pass through middle to other team is a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition Defense progression

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Transition Defense progression (25 mins)

Organization: Fast paced 1v1 into 2v1, into 3v2

Blue attacks yellow at speed. Play is 1 v. 1. Player who shoots becomes defender. Example: Blue shoots and next yellow attacks at speed. Goalkeeper replaced by player who didn't shoot.

Coaching points:

(1). Speed of play.

(2). Mental awareness, moment of loss of possession.

(3). Figure out when to pressure when to delay.

(4). Communicate, get compact when recovering, display pressure, cover.

Progressions:

Progression 1: 1 v. 1. Shooting player becomes defender. Goalkeeper replaced by player who didnt shoot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game to goals

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Game to goals (20 mins)

Organization: 40x30yd area. 1 big goal and 2 small goals.

Instructions: 1player is goalkeeper. 4 field players for each team.

Coaching Points: reinforce:

Judge the speed of the ball

Contact on ball (changes with technique used)

Observing GK to determine which technique is most appropriate

-Determine inside of foot for placement or strike through with laces for power. Address both techniques.

Progressions: Subs rotate in regularly.


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