Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): CL - Defensive Cover & Switching

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David Knapp, Adult Member

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David Knapp
Name: David Knapp
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Defensive Cover & Switching


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CL Warm Up
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CL Warm Up (20 mins)

Warm Up - Before getting into the skill portion of the warm up be sure to go through a full dynamic routine to prepare the muscles

Movement:

- Jog to end of cones and back x2

- skipp to end of cones and back x1

- shuffle to end of cones and back x1

Dynamic

- kicks

- opposite hands to feet

- quads

- leg cradle

- calf

- groin

- Hip Flex

Skills: each pass goes through a new gate moving down the line

Facing each other:

- Inside of foot receive & Inside of foot pass

- Outside of foot receive & inside of foot pass

- Bottom of foot receive & inside of foot pass

- Bottom of foot receive & bottom of foot pass

Forward Facing:

- Inside of foot receive & inside of foot pass

- Inside of foot receive & outside of foot pass

- Outside of foot receive & outside of foot pass

- 1 touch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 + GK's

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2v1 + GK's (15 mins)

Split the kids into two teams and have each team on opposite ends of the field. The game is initiated by one team passing the ball into the second team. The team receiving the ball will send One player and the defending team will send two players. At this point the three kids on the field will play 2v1 + GK's. Be sure to switch sides so that both teams get a chance to attack and defend.

- Review Proper Pressure

- Cover needs to be aware of three things:

1. cover the 1st defender

2. cover in case of a pass

3. cover the easy through ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Plus Goalkeeper (Large Goals)

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2v2 Plus Goalkeeper (Large Goals) (30 mins)

separate the kids into two teams. Each team sets up at one end of the field in two lines (off the field). Team A plays a ball in to team B and the first two players from each line play making a 2v2 game to large goals with goalkeepers. Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, or the game lasts longer than 30 seconds the players on the field go off to the outside and new players begin a new game. The transition should be quick. After 10-12 games, make sure you switch so that both teams receive the ball to start.

•Proper pressure

•Cover three things: 1. first defender. 2. the pass. 3. the through ball

•communication

- Switching on the overlap

no overlapping at the start

progress so that the attacking team must overlap

Finish where the attacking team chooses to overlap or not


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Sided Games - 4v4 or 3v3

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Small Sided Games - 4v4 or 3v3 (20 mins)

Play a small scrimmage including goalkeepers. Rotate the players around to different positions.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v8 or 9v9

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8v8 or 9v9 (15 mins)

Scrimmage


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