Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defending (Team) Set Pieces: Zonal

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Gerardo  Mora
Name: Gerardo Mora
City: Temple City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up (15 mins)

Dynamic Warm Up & Agility

-Easy jog to coach and back

-High Knees

-Butt Kickers/Knee Flexion

-Side Shuffle

-Side shuffle forward and backwards

-Trunk Rotation

-Headers

-Leg extension

-Open and close gates

-Russians

-Supermans

Foot work agility

Hurdles/ladders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4v4 defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4v4 defending
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4v4v4 defending (20 mins)

4 v 4 v 4 Defending. Cover, slide,shift & compactness

Focus on:

-Compacness

-Sliding/Shifting

-Stay in shape/Organization

-Communication

Why?

-Cover eachother

-Cant play a through ball.

-Get back in shape

-Work on turning hips and staying alert (field awardness)

Team A starts with ball passsing in their grid

Team A stays patiently until there is an openng to cross the ball on the ground to Team C

Team B stays organize and in shape to prevent any balls from passing through the middle.

Team B shifts left and right.

4 D's

-Dely- Dely play. Hold player. Allows team to get back into shape.

-Deny- Any space, time, turning of player. Deny any through balls

-Deflect- Any shots, passes

-Defend- Tackle

Rules

-Each team keeps track of points.

-Team in the middle denys any balls going thrugh gets point.

-5 minute bouts

-Rotate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending with back 4

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Defending with back 4 (15 mins)

Defending with back 4

Purpose:

-Cover tha gaps in back 4

-Staying organized (Shape)

-Communication

-Clearing ball away from goal

-No Bounce in Box!

Drill:

1 ball is played inside the box by blue player.

Defender must start a run in front of 18 yard box and back pedal.

Defender makes sure the ball does NOT bounce inside box!

Defender clears ball out of box

Key Components

-Communication!

-->Hold, Drop, Up, Away, Keep!!

Progression

-Only 1 player can talk!

-Share the work load

-Each person takes responsobility

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back 4 Activity

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Back 4 Activity (15 mins)

Progression

-Add goals

-Swing ball in box

-4 players attack goal

-Then 5 players attack goal

-Defenders can attack small goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zone

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zone
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Zone (25 mins)

6v6

Blue play to the big goal. Black to counter goals

Blue #7,8,9,10,11 + GK

Black 1,2,3,4,5&6

Defending team encouraged to press in only their zone, unless 1st defender is beaten and has to recover in which case cover defender pressures the ball. defender who was beaten recovers behind the ball in line with the front post.

Coaching points:

Pressure - move when the ball moves- if immediate pressure is unavailable shut off penetrating pass lanes, then shut down the ball - "prevent then press"

Cover - angles and distances. are you able to pressure the ball if the first defender is beaten. Depth, angle and distance away from first defender, avoid being flat.

Balance - make sure you are in a position inside(ball side) of their widest player. - make sure your body positioning is open allowing you to see their widest player and the ball.

Compactness - make the space the group is defending as small as possible. Good distances between back 4 - Maximum 35 yards - approx 8.5 yards between each player.

Communication

stay in zones - don't cross over laterally- steer opponents into support or sideline. try to eliminate the opponents options with positioning.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game
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Game (20 mins)

11v11

FIFA Rules


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Movement
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Pass
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