Football/Soccer Session (U15): Conquerors U15 Week 4A-Defending (Pressure a& Cover)

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Danny Cadena , Adult Member

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Danny  Cadena
Name: Danny Cadena
City: Sleepy Hollow
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Warm Up

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

Organization:

-10 by 20 yards

- Two teams

Instructions:

- Players press nearest ball and hold defensive position until covering defender directs the pressing player to press next ball

- 2nd defender gives specific instructions to 1st defender, "show inside" or "show outside"

Coaching Points:

- Angle, speed and distance of approach

- Deny space and penetration

- Provide clear and specific instructions from 2nd defender to 1st defender

- Open body stance when showing player inside

- Closed body stance when showing player on the outside

Progressions:

- Allow second defender to decide upon command


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Opposed 1

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Technical Opposed 1

Organization:

- Six players per area

- Two on either side of middle line

Instructions:

- Two middle players pass the ball between themselves holding for 3 seconds

Coaching Points:

- Movement as ball travels

-Covering player in position to block penetrating line

- Communication between players

- Pressuring player keeping pressure on if middle player decides to dribble

Progressions:

- Middle players can decide to dribble the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Opposed 2

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Technical Opposed 2

Organization:

- Same as previous.

Instructions:

- Same as previous but now middle players are allowed to try penetrate through the gates.

- If attackers score, they switch with defenders

Coaching Points:

- Quick transition between roles, switching between pressure and cover

- Communication between players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

- Two teams - 4v4

- 2v2's in each half

Instructions:

- Players stay in there own half and play 2v2 to the goal

Coaching Points:

- Starting positions to deny penetration

- Moments to pressure ball

- Win ball if not preventing the turn

- Position and communication of covering player

Progressions:

- Free play


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