Football/Soccer Session (U9): Defending 1v1, 2v2

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Darren Clements, Adult Member

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Darren Clements
Name: Darren Clements
City: Deeside
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (10 mins)

Close control and defending -

30x20 area

Each player has a ball and competes individually against all other players.

Players must protect their own ball while also trying to tackle and kick balls of opponents out of the playing area.

Players allowed 3 lives (Ball can go out of the square twice and they can return. If it goes out a third time, they are out).

Key points -

Body between the opponent and the ball, arms out for protection. Timing of challenge, body position, awareness of other players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill
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Skill (15 mins)

Defending -

2v2 or 3v3 depending on number of players.

2 goals to defend. If other team wins the ball they can attack.

Key Points -

One player put pressure the ball, other player diagonally behind them to provide cover if the opponent gets past them, encourage communication.

Body position, timing of challenge


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

Game -

3v3 (plus a GK).

Conditions (if required) -

Pair each player with an opponent. They can only tackle that person and need to be aware of their movement.

Key Points -

As per drills but further awareness of where your player is


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