Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending 2v2 - Pressure and Cover

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Semi-Opposed

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

Organization:

1. 30x30 area.

2. Distance from endlines to middle - 15yds

3. Six players set up as shown.

4. One ball per group.

Instructions:

1. Attacking players pass back and forth. Must be two touch (or more).

2. On third exchhange, attacker stops the ball cueing defenders (in blue) to pressure.

3. Once defenders are set, attacker passes back to teammate so defenders rotate roles.

4. Attackers then pass across to players on opposite side.

5. Process repeats. Rotate roles after 2-3 minutes.

Coaching Points:

1. Communication - loud, clear, early.

2. Speed of approach.

3. Angle and distance of covering defender.

4. Ability to switch roles quickly.

5. Moments to double team - poor touch.

Progressions:

1. Competition - defenders are live on 3rd exchange; attackers look to split (pass to opposite end).


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