Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defending with down players

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Player recovery


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

Organization:

4 - 15x15 squares

3 players per square

Instructions:

Players pass and move within their square

On coaches command - Player with the ball passes and becomes the defender with the other two players attacking, trying to get to get to opposite side of the square within five seconds

Coaching Points:

- Cut down space to pressure

- Angle of approach and shade to cut out attacker

- Stay in front and delay

Progressions:

- Increase or decrease size

- Increase or decrease time for attackers to get across


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1
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2v1

Organization:

45x35

1GK

6 Defenders - 3 by the goal and 3 at midfield

5 Attackers - 15 yds. in front of mid line

Instructions:

- Defender plays the ball out from the PK spot and defends 2v1 from there

- Start with all defenders by goal

- Progress to adding recovery defender who starts at midfield and cannot track back until the attacker takes their first touch

Coaching Points:

- Delay

- Angle of approach

- Communication

- GK as the second defender

Progressions:

- Increase or decrease distance for recovery defender to travel


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2

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3v2

Organization:

50x40

- 2 defenders start on either side of goal

- 2 defensive players up top as recovering defenders

- 3 lines of 2 attackers

- 2 counter goals 4 yds.

Instructions:

- Distribution starts from keeper

- 2 defenders come out to defend 3 attackers

- Attackers score on large goal, defenders score on counter goals

- Recovering defenders must wait 3 seconds from the attackers 1st touch before recovering

- Once ball is played out or scored, keeper distributes a new ball and 2 new defenders come out against a new attacking group

Coaching Points:

1st Defender

- Shade wide toward sideline

- Pressure early

- Delay

- Communication

2nd Defender

- Communication

- Positioning based off of first defender and attackers

- Goalside Ballside

- Look to win ball and counter quickly

Progressions:

- More or less time for recovery defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3 game

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4v3 game

Organization:

60x40 with midline

6v6

Instructions:

- teams are put into 2 strikers in attacking half and 3 defenders in defensive half

- Strikers may not leave their half

- When the ball is payed into a teams attacking half, 2 defenders may join creating a 4v3

- Any distribution from goalkeepers must be to a player in the defensive half

Coaching Points:

- Communication: Identifying 1st and 2nd defender

- when to pressure and when to delay

- when to try to tackle

- Compactness

- Body position based off of defensive support and positition of attackers

- Line of confrontation

- Winning te ball and transitioning quickly to attack

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6

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6v6

Organization:

60x40

6v6 game

both teams line up in a 1-3-1

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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