Football/Soccer Session (U11): Defending 1v1

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Andres Lafebre, Adult Member

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Andres Lafebre
Name: Andres Lafebre
City: West New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Improving indivdiual technical defensive skills. Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur FC - designed by Lindsay Taylor


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:

20x30 grid. Divide grid in half with a line of cones. Every player with a soccer ball - half wear a pinnie and evenly distribute both halves.

Instructions:

Players are to dribble within their areas - listening to different commands.

-Right foot

-Left foot

-Inside

-Outside

Once the coach calls out the training jersey color (purple) or the pinnie color (orange), that team immediately applies pressure (cross the cone line) to the opposing team.

The player who is the slowest at applying pressure has 5 juggles added to their tally. *Completed at water break*

Coaching Points:

-Immediate chase - how quickly can you get to the player with a soccer ball and close them down?

-Body shape, bent knees, and sideways stance

-Focus on the soccer ball

-Front poke tackle - force the attacker to make a mistake

-Block tackle

Progressions:

-Attackers dribble in a zig-zag to encourage defender jockey steps - pivot foot

-Defenders try to win the soccer ball and dribble it back to their side. If they successfully bring thier soccer ball back over the cone line, the player without possession adds 5 juggles to their tally. If the defender doesn't bring the ball over the line, they add 5 juggles to their tally.

-KNOCK-OUT - team with possession then try to keep the soccer ball(s) away from the defenders.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (15 mins)

Organization:

15x15 grids. Soccer balls start with the defenders. 1 pop-up goal and 2 counter attacking gates.

Instructions:

Defender passes the ball to the attacker.

Attacker tries to score in the pop-up goal. But must be beyond the cone line before they can score.

When defender wins the soccer ball, they transition to gates.

Coaching Points:

-Deny the dribble - close down the space to penetrate

-Keep your feet moving and eyes on the soccer ball - always stay behind the ball and step in with the closest foot

Progressions:

-Defender can step to the ball before the attacker takes their first touch.

-Defender has to wait until the attacker takes thier first touch before they defend.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3

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3v3 (20 mins)

Organization:

20x15 grid (2). Endzones 5 yd from the grid endline.

Instructions:

Attacking team scores by dribbling the soccer ball into the endzone. Endzone is a safe space - no defenders allowed.

Players will match up with a member of the opposing team - you can ONLY defend that player.

Coaching Points:

-Immediate pressure on the soccer ball, delay, make play predictable

-Force the attacking player to make a mistake; step in when they hesitate or take a large touch

-Recognize when and why to step in and win the soccer ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (20 mins)

Organization:

8v8.

Instructions:

When a defender encounters a 1v1 situation, tackles and wins the soccer ball, then connects a pass with one of his teammates = 1 point

Goal scored = 1 point

Coaching Points:

See previous.

Progressions:

No conditions.


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