Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): GPS / FC Bayern - Elite Training Centre - Defensive Triggers (Start Time: 2016-09-25 17:40:00)

Profile Summary

Graham Rennie
Name: Graham Rennie
City: Falkirk
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defensive Triggers (Content could be delivered over two sessions)

Session Objectives

- Working on back 4s ability to move across the field together in relation to the ball

- Working on back 4s ability to step up or drop off in relation to pressure being put on the ball


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

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Warm Up (10 mins)

Warm up - 8 mins

- Players complete dynamic flexibility warm up.

Activity - Football Tennis - 10 mins

Organisation - 10 x 20yd split into two 10 x 10 yd boxes

2v2 game. Yellow team play ball in the air over the midle line to to blues. The blue team must let the ball bounce once then combine to put the ball over to the opposing side without it bouncing. Play for rallies to start with then for points.


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

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Activity 1

Game Related Practise - 12 mins

Organisation

8 blues and 8 whites in groups of 4, each in their own 8x24yd zones. Coach plays the ball in to blues who attempt to pass through whites to ther blue group. If whites intercept, then whites try to play to other white group through blues. Emphasis on defensive 4 moving together and minimising space between players.

Progression

- One defensive player can enter zone of team in possession

Coaching Points

- Communication between defenders

- Minimise distance between defenders

- 'slide' across as attackers move the ball across the zone

- triangle of cover behind defender who moves towards ball (after progression)


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

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Activiy 2 (15 mins)

Technical Practise - Complete in two separate groups

Organisation

Two groups of four players. Blue team set up as a back four and move in realtion to the ball being moved by the yellow team. Eg;

- 'slide' across when the ball is played wide

- 'push up 'when the ball is played back

- 'drop off' and go side on when deepest man threatens to play in behind

- Closest central player presses the striker when ball played in and other defenders change their position accordingly to offer cover.

Progression / Variation

- After a succession of passes to move the defenders, coach calls ATTACK and yellows try to score a goal. Blues defend goal and try to score in mini goals if they win it back.

Coaching Points

- Communicate 'up' 'drop' 'slide'

- On the front foot, ready to move quickly

- Go side on when dropping off, anticipating a ball in behind

- Triangle of cover if central player goes to press the ball


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

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Activity 3 (15 mins)

Game Related Practise - 20 mins

Organisation

Field size 60 x 24yds, separated into three 20 yard boxes.

Cach passes the ball into the blue team. Two white players enter the box and try to win the ball back and play back into the whites in the middle area. Blues attempt to play four passes before playing over the whites to the yellows. If they are successful then a different two white players go into face the yelllows and the game continues. If defending team win the ball and get it back into the centre then the ball is played to the idle team and the team that lost possession become the central players.

Progression / Variation

- Player from of the end groups can step into middle group before trying to play a pass into the opposite group.

Coaching Points

The coaching emphasis in this practise is the movement of the middle four players in relation to the ball;

- slide across when the ball is moved across the box

- push up when there is good pressure on the ball

- drop off and go side on when there is no pressure on the ball and we are anticipating a ball in behind


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9v9 Game

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9v9 Game (20 mins)

9v9 Game - 20 mins

Organisation

Teams line up 1-4-3-1 against each other.

Coaching points

- Consolidation of defensive shape and reaction to defensive trigger coaching points


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