Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending - Working with the back 4 (Start Time: 2016-01-27 19:50:00)

Profile Summary

Daniel Johnston
Name: Daniel Johnston
City: Kerikeri
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pt1 - Defending 1v1

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Pt1 - Defending 1v1 (10 mins)

Set Up

Create a field 24x18m and split into three as shown in diagram.

How to Play

Coach plays the ball in to one of the blue team, the opposite red defends 1v1 (must stay in your own zone)

- Blue aim to pass/dribble through small goal

- Red aim to WIN ball and play to anyone in blue (play carries on with new attacker and new defender)

Progressions

Two zones playing at the same time - if defender wins ball he must find free zone as fast as possible.

Player Tasks

- Pressure the ball quickly

- Shown one way

- Chest between ball and goal (don't be too narrow or too flat)

- Push off inside leg when jockeying

- "Make attacker beat you"


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pt 2 Defending 1v1

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Pt 2 Defending 1v1 (15 mins)

Set Up

Create a field 24x18m and split into three as shown in diagram.

How to Play

Coach plays in the ball to red for play to start. Play 3v3 but players must stay in their zone.

- Red play through one of the three gates

- Blue win the ball and play to red (next set of defenders go pressure)

THERE ARE OFFSIDES!!!!

Progressions

Player Tasks

- Press the ball with speed, good body position, balance and patience

- Can supporting defenders get in a position where:

they can see the ball

they can see his own attacker

they can cut of pass in behind

- Recovery run when your player passes the ball and moves

INTERCEPTIONS ARE THE BEST WAY TO DEFEND!!!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pt 3 Defending 3v3

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Pt 3 Defending 3v3 (20 mins)

Set Up

Create a field 30x30m in size with three small gates at one end and one small goal at the other (5 cones).

How to Play

Play 3v3 - Play alwats starts with a ball in to Red.

- Blue team defending the cones and score by passing to a red team at the end.

- Reds score by passing at the cones.

If a goal is scored, all players go off and new game starts.

There are OFFSIDES!!!

Progressions

Player Tasks

- Defender nearest the ball pressures

- Covering defenders in a position where they can

protect the goal

see the player on the ball

see their attacker

cover pressuring defender

prevent ball being played in behind

pressure pass to their attacker quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pt 4 Defending as a unit

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Pt 4 Defending as a unit (20 mins)

Set Up

Create an area using the width of the penalty box up to the half way line and split into 4 channels.

How to Play

Play always begins with the coach calling a number 1-4. The number called is the player who dribbles in.

Four defenders start in their own channel on edge of 18 yard box and play against four attackers who also have to stay in their own channel until they get into penalty box where they can play freely.

Attackers - Combine to score in the goal

Defenders - Win ball and play to next group of reds

There are off-sides!!

Progressions

Players can cross over areas with or without ball

- 1 and 2, 3 and 4

- 2 and 3 (take away middle cone)

- all players free to roam

Player Tasks

- Pressure the ball quickly by denying space and time

- Covering defenders come narrow in your area to protect goal and prevent through ball

- Prevent goal scoring opportunities

- Win the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pt 5 Defending as a unit

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Pt 5 Defending as a unit (20 mins)

Set Up

Create an area using the width of the penalty box up to the half way line.

How to Play

Play always begins with coach calling a number for passing player to play in and join the attack (4v4)

Attackers - combine to score

Defenders - win the ball and play to waiting reds.

Once ball is dead, new attackers line up.

There are off-sides!!

Progressions

Add an attacker so its 5v4 in favour of attack.

Player Tasks

- Deny space and time

- Prevent goal scoring opportunities

- Win the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pt 6 Defending

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Pt 6 Defending (20 mins)

Set Up

Create an area using the width of the penalty box up to the half way line.

How to Play

Play always begins with coach calling a number for passing player to play in to one of the two strikers and join the attack (6v4)

Attackers - combine to score

Defenders - win the ball and play to waiting reds.

Once ball is dead, new attackers line up.

There are off-sides!!

Player Tasks

- Deny space and time

- Prevent goal scoring opportunities

- Win the ball


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