Football/Soccer Session (U17): Harrison Huskies U-17 Defending Pressure/Cover.

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James Oates
Name: James Oates
City: Rye
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): W/up

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W/up (10 mins)

Team captain to lead basic warm up.

Practice 1 - Instructions/organisation:

- Recap of 1v1 defending principles to stop turning.

- 30x30 grid, 2 teams. Stop ball on end line to score a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 1

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Practice 1 (20 mins)

Stage II Small Sided Activity "Continuous 3v2"

-30x20 Grid

-Continuous 3v2

-2 defenders (Blue) attempt to stop the 3 attackers scoring. They get 1 point for getting the ball out of the grid or 3 points for scoring a goal at the opposite end.

- 3 attackers attempt to score, keep rotating attackers after every attempt.

Coaching Points

-Don't get flat so that you do not get spilt

- The 1st defender must step quickly to provide pressure

- 2nd defender covers.

- If you can win the ball, win it.

- Make play predictable

- Communicate.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 2

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Practice 2 (15 mins)

Rattler: 1v1, 2v2s Finishing

-Four lines, two defending lines and two attacking lines

-1A plays the ball into 1B and they go 1v1 to goal

-Once the first 1v1 is over (Ball is scored, kicked out of bounds, or defender wins the ball) 2A plays the second ball into 2B for a 2v2 situation with 1A and 1B

Coaching Points:

-Close down as quick as possible

-Attack with speed

-"Punish" the defender if they make a mistake, or are too slow

-8 seconds to score or it's over

-Normally rotate clockwise, but can spilt into two groups and make it a competition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Practice 3

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Practice 3 (30 mins)

Practice 3:

Organisation:

-1/3 of the field going towards a big goal

-6v5

-5 defenders must start on the 18 yard line.

-The attacking team(Red) start with the ball close to the centre circle.

-Two CMs join attack to create a 6v5

Coaching Points

-You have introduce the concept of Pressure, cover, and balance. The 1st defender presses on the ball, the 2nd defender immediately provides support, and the 3rd defender is the balancing player

Progression

-5v5 (4 defenders and a CM)

-7v5

-6v6


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v6 game.

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6v6 game. (30 mins)

Organization:

Even teams.

Coaching Points:

As seen in game.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Pass
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