Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Session (Start Time: 2015-04-20 21:50:00)

Profile Summary

Emily  Frandsen
Name: Emily Frandsen
City: Riverdale
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up
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Warm-up (10 mins)

Everyone finds a partner

One person as attacker, the other is the defender

Play starts with attacker dribbling ball facing defender while defender just shadows (not trying to steal ball)

Switch every 1 minute w/ dynamic stretches in between

Progression: Attacker dribbles with more pace trying to beat defender; repeat with a ball at a faster speed

Coaching Points: Defenders should keep their eye on the ball; Defenders want to be close to the attacker, close enough so that in a game the attacker would need to look down at the ball; Balanced body positioning and stance to direct player; Stay low, shuffle feet (don’t cross feet up)


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

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Technical Warm-up (15 mins)

10 x 20 yards, 1 vs. 1

Player 1 passes ball to Player 2

Player 1 defends against Player 2

Player 2 tries to score through yellow cones; while Player 1 defends

If Player 1 wins the ball; dribble ball across end line

Rotate players

Progression: 2 vs 1 and then 2 vs 2 (move cones out for more space)

Coaching Points: Defenders should keep their eye on the ball; Defenders want to be close to the attacker, close enough so that in a game the attacker would need to look down at the ball; Balanced body positioning and stance to direct player; Stay low, shuffle feet (don’t cross feet up)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Activity

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Technical
Tactical
Technical
Physical
Technical
Psychological
Technical
Social

Small Sided Activity (20 mins)

30 x 40 pitch. Mark the halfway-line.

Add two small goals to each end-line.

Play 5 v 5 + 2 neutrals and a GK on each team. GK's can only play with their feet.

Attacking team starts in a 1-3-2 formation, defending team in a 2-3 shape.

Play offside.

Coaching Points: Defenders should keep their eye on the ball; Defenders want to be close to the attacker, close enough so that in a game the attacker would need to look down at the ball; Balanced body positioning and stance to direct player; Stay low, shuffle feet (don’t cross feet up); encourage the defensive team to identify when to press as a unit or when to drop and form a defensive block.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Extended Small-Sided Activity

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Technical
Tactical
Technical
Physical
Technical
Psychological
Technical
Social

Extended Small-Sided Activity (20 mins)

40 x 30 grid. Add three small goals on each end-line.

Play 7 v 7.

Coaching Points: Defenders should keep their eye on the ball; Defenders want to be close to the attacker, close enough so that in a game the attacker would need to look down at the ball; Balanced body positioning and stance to direct player; Stay low, shuffle feet (don’t cross feet up); encourage the defensive team to identify when to press as a unit or when to drop and form a defensive block.

Guided Questions:

Who applies pressure? Who provides cover? Where? Who is providing balance? Where? When to drop? When to step up? What should be the angle of approach? How fast to approach? What is the distance of approach? What is the angle of recovery? How to get compact when the ball is wide? How to get compact when the ball is central?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (20 mins)

1 - 3 - 2 - 1 formation

No restrictions; continue to address coaching points on defending principles


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Movement
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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