Football/Soccer Session (U13): U10 Wolves Defending 1v1

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Danny Cadena , Adult Member

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Danny  Cadena
Name: Danny Cadena
City: Sleepy Hollow
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 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)

Organization: Team is divided into pairs, and players are 10 yards apart on grid.

Instructions:

1. Players are passing the ball back and forth, until one of the players stops the ball.

2. When the ball is stopped, other player must quickly press and close down his partner.

3. Ball can be stopped at any time during sequence.

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure quickly.

2. Angle of approach.

3. Body position sideways with knees bent.

Progressions:

1. Just close down.

2. Player that stops the ball tries to dribble past incoming defender.

3. Every 4 passes one player must pressure and close down partner.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Jockey

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Technical - Jockey

Organization:

1. 20x20 area.

2. Players work in pairs.

3. One ball per pair.

Instructions:

1. Both players are passive.

2. Attacker looks to dribble from one endline to the other without trying to beat his partner.

3. Defender looks to keep attacker in front without trying to win the ball.

4. Players work on one side going one way and switch sides going back.

5. Players rotate roles once back at the start.

Coaching Points:

1. Keep the attacker in front.

2. Proper defensive stance - "surfer" position.

3. Eyes on the ball.

4. Move/shuffle feet.

5. Maintain appropriate distance - arm's length.

Progressions:

1. Attacker looks to move more "actively," changing feet forcing defender to change with him.


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

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Main Activity (20 mins)

Organization:

40 x 60 yard area

Field divided into 1/3rds

Goals/gates on both ends

Instructions:

- Within the channels, players play 1v1 to goal.

- Players must stay in their own channel.

- One side serves the ball to start out as defender. After "x" minutes, switch service so opposite end can start as defender.

- Attacker cannot score on the goal until they cross the midway line.

Coaching Points:

- Close down (With speed or concede possession)

- Angled run to force play predictable

- Tackle ball if available (heavy touch, etc.)

- Delay or Pressure

- Choice of how to defend/retreat (Run or Jockey)

Progressions:

- SEE NEXT SLIDE


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2

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2v2 (20 mins)

Organization:

2v2 -3v3

One group attacking two corner goals

Other attacking one center goal

Instructions:

2v2 - 3v3

Coaching Points:

Body Shape of cover

Distance of covering player

Force attacker to line

Be aggressive

Force away from goal

Communication

Pressure/Cover

Transition

Where does cover force atttacker

Awearness of first defender

Awearness of 2nd Attacker

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SCRIMMAGE

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SCRIMMAGE

Small Sided Game/Scrimmage

Free Play


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