Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GU13B-Week8A-Defending/Attacking

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Damian Wickie , Adult Member

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Damian  Wickie
Name: Damian Wickie
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Session builds from individual pressing to group and team pressing.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up-Pressure/Cover

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Warm Up-Pressure/Cover (15 mins)

Equipment: 6 players. 4 cones, 1 ball

Setup: Create a grid 10x15. 2 players at each end (A and B). 2 defenders in the middle.

Activity: Players at end A pass to each other 5 times. taking 2 touches. Defending players in the middle close down player with the ball with one pressuring and the other covering and switch as the ball gets played back and forth. They do not attempt to win the ball.

After 5 passes, A play a long ball to B and the defenders ruch to close down the other side who continues the same sequence.

Switch out defenders after 2 sets.

Coaching points:

Pressure and cover position.

Quickly close down

Don't dive in

Body shape and distance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity-Pressure

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Activity-Pressure (15 mins)

SET UP: 10x10 yrds 4 cones with even groups lined up behind them.

PROCEDURE: The ball is passed to either the right or left all the way around the groups. When a player is about to receive the ball, the player at the opposite cone presses the player (encouraging to force the pass) to the next player. Once a player passes the ball ball they join the other group beside them. i.e pass right go left. Player pressing joins the goup he is pressing.

PROGRESSION: Pass can go either left or right any time, player pressing to dictate the direction of the pass.

COACHING POINTS: Read the 'trigger', press qucikly, body position, force direction of pass.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending

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1v1 defending (20 mins)

SET UP: 10x20

Activity 1: Player A passes to B who dribbles zig zag pattern slowly back towards A. Player A rushes out to close down B and "jockeys" back with them. Doesn't attempt to win ball.

Coaching points:

Close down with speed

Don't dive in

Body position on angle and on toes

Follow ball movement not player

Progression:

Player B attempts to beat Player A by dribbling to the scoring box on A's side. A attempts to delay and defend.

Coaching points as above.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Setup: Divide small practice field into thirds.

Conditions: Play 9v9 as normal with the exception that teams must make a minimum of 3 passes in whichever 3rd they receive the ball in before progressing the ball forward or going for goal.

Coaching points:

Apply pressure quickly

Introduce cover and balance

Work together


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