Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defending through lines

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Paul Morrison, Adult Member

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 15 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending through lines

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending through lines
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Defending through lines

Session Objective:

Defending passing through lines.

Organisation:

Three groups,two red,one blue.Reds (A) have to manoevre ball and try to play through lines to other red group (B).Blues have to close down and limit opportunities,reacting to ball as it is spread along Red group.

Blues react by nearest man closing down,next man comes across to support and cover.Players react as ball is transfered.So if ball with Red 1,Blue 1 closes,Blue 2 shifts across.If ball transferred to Red 3 , Blue 3 closes and so on.Stay in boxes at first then players can move anywhere across theirchannel ( line of boxes).

Key Factors:

Pressure on ball

When, where,who?

Communication

Angles/distance of support

Compact and naqrrow shape

Tracking runners

Decision-making


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