Football/Soccer Session (Reserves): Defending in wide areas

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Darren Arnott, Adult Member

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Darren  Arnott
Name: Darren Arnott
City: Scarborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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

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

Practice Organisation

- 3 teams of 5

- 2 red players press ball while blues look to maintain possession and look to play across to blacks

- Blues can send one player to play in middle section while 3 reds look to screen pass and win ball

- If ball is transferred to blacks, reds send two new players to press and blacks can send a player into middle zone

- If defending team wins ball they look to play out and transition with team that lost possession

Key Coaching Factors

- Delay and deflect attacks

- Deny penetration

- Closing down players quickly

- Screening forward passes

- Make play predictable

Incorporate FIFA 11+


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function
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Function

Practice Organisation

Starting positions:

- Reds have the ball

- Reds play forward, intercepted by blues

- Lose possession/free play

* Area 40x60

* 3-3-1 vs 2-3-2

* Defend on the 1/2 way line

* Defend in the final 3rd

- Reds counter to score in small goal

Key Coaching Factors

* Pressing the ball

- When? - Why? - How?

* Supporting the press

- Marking spaces

- Marking opponents

- Who? - How?

* Tracking and marking opponents

* Defending reponsibilities in/around the penalty box


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase
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Phase

Practice Organisation

- Area: 2/3 pitch and full width

- 9 reds plus GK vs 9 blues

* Red 11 over hits pass to red 9 and blue 5 plays out

* Red 8 plays out to red 7 with blue 3 intercepting pass and playing

- Reds look to score with good possession in either target area. Player scoring must immeadiately look to play to blue 5 to begin practice again

Key Coaching Factors

*Early Decision:

- Delay the attack through early pressure OR recover and regroup

- Deny forward passess

- 1v1 Defending in wide areas

* Pressing the ball

- When? - Why? - How?

* Supporting the press

- Marking spaces

- Marking opponents

- Who? - How?

* Tracking and marking opponents


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