Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Nuno_Rosa_Individual Defending

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Nuno Rosa
Name: Nuno Rosa
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual defending Technique Practice

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Individual defending Technique Practice (20 mins)

Individual defending Technique Practice:

Organisation:

2 players with cones 10y apart are facing each other with 1 ball.

Practice:

The player with the ball passes the ball to his opponent becoming the defender and the attacker with the ball now tries to hit the cone where the ball was served from. The passing player defends his cone. The defender during this practice is passive not touching the ball but using his body positioning and body shape to defend. We work on positioning and reading the attacker so we can defend.

Key Factors:

•Defender should bend his run to block direct path to the goal(cone)

•Defender shall force the attacker in the direction they want them to go

•Defender should adapt a defensive stance, on their toes, knees bent, one foot forward and one foot back

•Technique of block, angle of approach, slowdown be patient, don’t get too tight, one arm length distance from the attacker

Progression:

•Start by placing the player at each cone to allow more space for the attacker

•Change starting positions so the defender has a different challenge and has questions to answer when defending

•Time the attack and challenge for quick runs

ROTATE PLAYERS SO EVERYONE IS INVOLVED


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual defending Skill Practice

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Individual defending Skill Practice (20 mins)

Individual defending Skill Practice:

Organisation:

In a grid 12yx12y 2 players diagonally placed 1 ball

Practice:

A player passes the ball diagonally across to his opponent and becomes a defender then the opponent attacks the line opposite side. The player scores by dribbling across the line with the ball under control. The defender defends the line and tries to dispossess the attacker. If the defender gains possession of the ball he immediately attacks the opposite line.

Key Factors:

•Importance to delay progress of the opponent by jockeying the attacker with the ball

•Read attackers 1st touch and make decision to tackle or delay

•Show the outside and try to make your opponent play with week feet

•Disguise the defensive move try to provoke a mistake before regain the ball back

•Patience do not over commit

•Close down quickly and under control

•Start position in relation to : area of the field, the ball, the goal, team mates, opponents and pressure on the ball

•Decision can I intercept, spoil or delay?

•What factors will affect their actions?

Progression:

•Be creative restrict touches from attacker

•Change the distances and the positioning

ROTATE PLAYERS SO EVERYONE IS INVOLVED


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual defending small sided game

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Individual defending small sided game (30 mins)

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2 Teams Red attacking and Blue defending

-The ball starts with the Red team attacking one of the 2 goals on

the opposite team.

Key Points:

-Communication; 1 player press, others cover and balance,

angles of approach to manipulate attacking play; read clues(bad

touch, bad pass, ball played behind, back turned to the game)

-when to high press

Keep moving, read the game, pressure on the ball

Progression: None


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