Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Group Defending

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Juggling (5 min)

Defending in 2's (10 min)

1. 25 x 25 area set up as shown

2. 12 players (8 attackers & 4 defenders)

3. 8 balls

Instructions:

1. Select 4 players who get into pairs & connect by holding the same pinnie, they start game as Defenders.

2. Defenders are not allowed to break away from eachother/let go of pinnie.

3. Attackers aim to dribble ball & avoid being tagged by the Defenders - not allowed outside of area.

4. If Defenders tag an Attacking player they are frozen

5. Attacker turns into a Defender when the next Attacker is tagged (2 players).They link together & Defend

6. Play until the last Attacker is left

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Communication - coach eachother

3. Interchanging of positions - Pressure (1st Defender) & Cover/Support 2nd Defender

Progression:

P - Increase/Decrease the size of area

P - Give Defenders time limit to tag all Attackers (high pressure)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fartlek

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fartlek
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Fartlek (15 mins)

Fartlek (15 min)

Jog in firest section, Jump Hurdles in second section, sprint in third section, speed ladder in fourth section

Variation: Hurdles-two legged jumps, single legged jumps, sideways, forward back forward. Sprint- back peddle or suffle from center mark starting mark, then sprint to end. Speed Ladders: knee highs, 1-2's, forward shuffle, reverse shuffle

Coacing Points: Get knees up, pump arms, maxium effort


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Game

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Small Sided Game (15 mins)

Small Sided Group Defending (15 min)

2 v 2 focusing on immediate pressure & cover. 30 seconds to score.

CP: Encourage immediate pressure to prevent shot. Pressure, jockey, delay and force to sideline or cover player. Balance on balls of feet, no bend at hip, busy feet.

Progression: Attacking team can play in an additonal player with 5 touches or loss of posessition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Small Sided Game

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Expanded Small Sided Game (15 mins)

Expanded Small Sided Game (15 min)

3 v 3, GK Starts with Ball. 30 seconds to score. Switch sides after 7 1/2 minutes

CP: Focus on immediate pressure, cover & balance. Jockey. Do not dive in, wait for opportunity.

Progression: Attacking team can play in additional players after 5 touches or loss of possetion


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6 v 6 No Restrictions

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6 v 6 No Restrictions (15 mins)

6 v 6 No Restrictions (15 min)

3 minute game or 2 goals - switch groups

CP: Focus on Group Defending Session. Add neutral player as necessary.


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Dribble
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