Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Day 6 Functional Defending Practice

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David Norman
Name: David Norman
City: Fresno
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Working on Team Defensive in the 4-3-3


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Footward DIamond

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Footward DIamond
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Defending Footward DIamond (15 mins)

Closing in on the ball while maintaining control

1) Player Sprints to cone B and stops 1-1 1/2 yards away in a defensive posture (one foot forward, balls of the feet, feet shoulder width apart and knees bent)

2) Player backpedals back to cone A (same posture)

3) Player sprints to cone C and stops 1-1 1/2 yards away in a defensive posture

4) Player backpedals back to cone A (samee posture)

5) Player sprints to cone D and stops 1-1 1/2 yards awat in a defesnive posture

6) Player backpedals back to cone A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back 4 Defendign Crosses

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back 4 Defendign Crosses
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Back 4 Defendign Crosses (20 mins)

Coaching Points:

As Full Back Presses, Defense drops into a position to defend the cross

Full back- Force Wide Play away from the goal

Center Backs- Turn the body to be open to see incoming attackers

Communication - Mark Zone

Concentration - Dont get caught ball wathing, attack the ball early

Progression:

Add in a striker or 2

Have the far winger join in the attack

Play overlap full back for a 2v1 on the side


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back 4 + 2 Defending Mids

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Back 4 + 2 Defending Mids (20 mins)

Coaching Points:

As Full Back Presses, Defense drops into a position to defend the cross

Full back- Force Wide Play away from the goal

Center Backs- Turn the body to be open to see incoming attackers

Communication - Mark Zone

Concentration - Dont get caught ball wathing, attack the ball early

Progression:

Add in a striker or 2

Have the far winger join in the attack

Play overlap full back for a 2v1 on the side


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 Scrimmage

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8v8 Scrimmage (25 mins)

Blue team must have 2 players in the wing channel when the ball starts

When the ball gets in the wing channel the wingback needs to push into the channel on defense

The opposite side offensive winger can leave the channel and try and score.

This sets up a 1v1 sitation in the channel

The purpose of this is for the defensive team (2 colors) to work on their shifting and communication and the solid color team to work on their ability to attack down 1 man.

If the Defending team wins possession there is free play until the possession is over. Once the attacking team regains possession the drill starts over with restrictions on the channel.


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