Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Zonal Defending - Back Four/Midfield Four

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Craig Williams, Adult Member

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 23 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set Up

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Set Up (30 mins)

Organisation:

20x15 Area Split into Three 20x5 Zones

3 Teams of 4 Players

Good Supply of Balls

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Aim:

Teams in the end two zones are trying to pass the ball to each other.

The team in the middle zone is trying to intercept the passes.

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Rules:

Passes must be below the waist

Teams are not allowed out of their zones

Interceptions only - no tackling

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Time:

3 mins in the middle then swap teams around


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure

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Pressure

First Coaching Point:

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Pressure

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Nearest Player (First Defender) must press the ball and block a pass straight down the pitch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cover

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Cover

Second Coaching Point:

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Cover

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The players nearest the first defender (second defenders) must drop a little deeper and become narrow to block off passing options to the players either side and to provide cover for the first defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Balance

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Balance

Third Coaching Point:

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Balance

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The player furthest away (third defender) needs tobecome narrow to block off a passing option and provide balance to the unit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coaching Points - Ball Wide

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Coaching Points - Ball Wide

Ball Out Wide:

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-First Defender needs to Arc his run to cut off the passing option down the line.

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-If he runs straight, the player in possession could shift the ball quickly and play a pass down the outside

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-The second and third defenders need to shuffle across to provide cover and balance to the unit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shooting

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Shooting (20 mins)

Organisation:

20x10 area split into two 20x5 zones

Three teams of 4 players - Two on inside one on outside

Good Supply of Balls

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Aim:

Team In Possession - to pass the ball into one of the three goals on the opposite side of the pitch

Team Without Possession - to stop them passing the ball into one of your teams goals

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Rules:

Passes below waist height

Not allowed out of your zone

Interceptions only - no tackling

Can play to the outside players who have two touches and CANNOT score - must play back inside

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Coaching Points:

-First Defender Presses the Ball

-Second Defender/s provide Cover

Third Defender/s provide Balance


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