Football/Soccer Session (U11): Rowdies U11 Boys: Defending: Session 1.1 (Start Time: 2016-04-02 15:15:00)

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Shane Clark, Adult Member

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Shane Clark
Name: Shane Clark
City: Rye Brook, New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v1s

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1 v1s

Set up 2 Channels 15m x 10m with small goal at each end. Play 15mins. Stretch when waiting

Blue passes to red then moves on to pitch to defend. Red tries to take on Blue player and score. If blue wins ball rolls are reversed.

Coaching Points

Close down quickly then slow on approach.

Arms length from player

Body Shape. Low centre of gravity showing player to outside or his weak side.

Don't dive in

Jockey. Feet moving constantly

Do not cross legs. Causes loss of balance

Focus on ball

Win ball on bad touch

On winning ball Drive towards goal. keeping your body between ball and defender


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

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1v1 to Gates (25 mins)

Set up two fields each about 15 x 20 and separate the kids into four groups (groups should be about 3 kids). Each group/team sets up at one end of the one field in a single file line (off the field to the side of the gate). Team A initiates the game by passing a ball in to team B and the first players from each line play making a 1v1 game to small gates (dribble through to score). Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, or the game lasts longer than 30 seconds the players on the field go off to the outside and new players begin a new game. The transition should be quick. After 10-12 games, make sure you switch so that both teams receive the ball to start. You can even rotate teams so that they play on both fields and get different competition.

•How can you defend the attacker closer to their goal?

•Close down fast or slow?

•Show me how you can direct the attacker in one direction?

•What should you always keep your eyes on when defending 1v1? The ball!

Coaching Points:

• Close down quickly then cushion

•Angle body to direct attacker one way

•Bend your knees, stay low, and light on your feet

•Keep your eyes on the ball


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

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1v1 (20 mins)

Set-up:

-1v1 game in 15x15 yard square

-Coach feeds ball into the middle and player from each team enters

-First player to dribble through gate wins the game

Coaching points:

-Quality and deception in first touch

-Ability to shield and protect the ball in tight spaces

-Use of multiple changes of direction and speed

-Read visual cue of defenders body position

Progressions:

-Vary the service of the entry ball

-Collect two gates to win

-Play 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 - step in front to win ball

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1v1 - step in front to win ball (20 mins)

Setup:

10x8 grids

Another line (use flat discs) 2-3 yards from endline

Activity:

Defender dribbles out, makes pass to attacker, sprints to high-five attacker, then backpedals as attacker dribbles into grid.

Defender not allowed to steal ball until past line.

Score by dribbling across line OR defensively stepping in front to win ball and play back to next defensive player.

Coaching Points:

+ Get on surfboard

+ Match attackers speed backward

+ Step in front with near foot to win space


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

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1v1 Defending (15 mins)

SetUp

Two 12x20 areas with 3 gate goals as shown

Organization

One defending team, one attacking team. Play 1 from the defending passes into player two who turns and passes to player 3 of the attacking team. The attacker/3 must score by dribbling past the defender/1. The attacker gets 2 points for a dribble through yellow goals, 1 point for the red goals.

Progressions

If the defender wins the ball they must pass to their player on the outside

Rotate players/opponents every 3 minutes

Coaching Points

Close down quickly - pressure the ball

Body position - side on, footwork

Slow down/delay the attacker

Dont dive in - patience, look for triggers


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1 Small Side Game

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Defending 1v1 Small Side Game (25 mins)

-2 Teams Red attacking and Blue defending

-The ball starts with the Red team attacking one of the 2 goals on the opposite team.

Key Points:

-Communication; 1 player press, others cover and balance, angles of approach to manipulate attacking play; read clues(bad touch, bad pass, ball played behind, back turned to the game)

-when to high press

Keep moving, read the game, pressure on the ball

Progression: None


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Dribble
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