Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending Principles(intermediate stage)

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Technical Warm Up (15min)

1v1 defending

2v2 defending

4v4 defending

Cp's- angle of approach, immediate pressure, jock and delay, fake tackles, stern tackles, Defensive principles (pressure, cover, balance, communicate), work as a group


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Small sided activity (20min)

I. 3 lines passing into target player. Turn to shoot

Progression-Defending into turning to shoot

Cp's- Sharp passing and receiving, open up and attack space, visualize defenders, lock your ankle, planted foot,hips and shoulders facing target, try different surfaces of the foot for different effects on the shot.Defending- pressure-cover, communicate, connect your pass once posession is recovered.


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Expanded small sided (20min)

Six goal game


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Final Activity

I.Shadow defending in different 3rds of the field

II. Regular scrimmage full numbers

Cp's-Follow previous coaching points, observe to see if players understood session


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