Football/Soccer Session (U14): Zonal Defending (pressure cover final review)

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Dwayne Dove , Adult Member

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Dwayne Dove
Name: Dwayne Dove
City: Turnersville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): I. Warm-Up

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

Organization:

In open area, Players work in groups of three.

Instructions:

Players pass the ball amongst themselves until one player receives the ball and places his foot on top of the ball.

Then the two players without the ball provide pressure and cover.

Pause for three seconds then continue passing.

Coaching Points:

Communication - I got ball - force left/right.

Angle and speed of approach.

Defensive stance.

Proper distance and spacing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): II. Maine Part : Small-Sided Activity

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II. Maine Part : Small-Sided Activity (25 mins)

Organization:

20x20 yards area

3 coned goals (A,B,C) on each side

Teams of 3

Instructions:

Play 2v2 in the area

Teams try to score a goal through any three of the small goals they are attacking.

The extra player on each team can move along the goal line his team is defending. If he is standing in a goal, no goal can be scored there. (ex: in the diagram blue cannot score in the middle goal and white cannot score in the left goal)

Coaching Points:

Pressure, Cover.

Compactness.

Angles of defending.

Organization, Communication and collaboration using the 3rd defender.

Progressions:

The player standing in the goal can come out when his team has possession and attack 3v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): III. Main Part : Expanded Activity

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III. Main Part : Expanded Activity (30 mins)

Organization:

30 yard field with full width

3 attackers vs 2 defenders plus GK

Instructions:

Blue team attacks 3v2 to goal.

White team can score in pugg goals.

Coaching Points:

Pressure - cover.

Communication.

Shape and spacing.

Progressions:

Add one attacker - new formation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): conditioned game

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conditioned game (30 mins)

Organization: 7 v 7 conditioned game. 3 defenders 1 midfielder 2 forwards

Instructions: ball starts from the goal keep his job is to find the feet of his outside backs so they can build out. Player must stay in their third to start. Defenders must make at least 1 pass before they can move into the next grid they may either pass or dribble across. Once the ball is across the line one player from the previous grid may move forward into the attack. Defenders may not travel as a recoving defender into the next grid if the ball moves forward.

Coaching Points:

-Communicate (first and second defender)

-Cut the field in half prevent attacking team from switching the play

-Force player in posession to the sideline

Progressions:


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Movement
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Pass
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