Football/Soccer Session (U15): Defending3; Pressure;Delay or engage+ Unit Work (Start Time: 2014-03-24 21:30:00)

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Jeff Ashton
Name: Jeff Ashton
City: Stoke-on-Trent
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 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)

Organization:

15x15 yard area

4v2

Instructions:

- Two defenders in the middle allow outside passes to players A and B, but cut out any penetrating passes to player C

Coaching Points:

- Angle of approach

- Pressure

- Cover

- Communication

Progressions:

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): individual defending

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individual defending (25 mins)

INDIVIDUAL DEFENDING

ORGANISATION: 2 Mirrored Play Areas: 35 X 35

Starting point= winger crosses ball into box for Blue defender to clear under pressure from Red striker, THEN opposite winger pings ball to red attacker for a 1 v 1 with same Blue defender (attacker has 10 secs to score- this makes defender front him up quickly). If defender regains possession he has 2 targets (gates) to pass through.

PROGRESSION; 2v2 3v3 etc.

COACHING POINTS:

Deal with cross effectively, meet at highest point.

Then there has to be a quick reaction to facing up the attacker, try to force him 1 way (onto his weaker foot). Move feet quickly in good jockying position- try to DELAY as much as possible. If he gets shot off, react quickly for rebounds

Coaching Points:

Technical - 1st defender 1 v 1 defending skills - Body shape, angle of approach - footwork - delay or engage. Progression;2nd defender support and screening - 3rd defender support and balance.

Tactical - Delay - Patience - Positional awareness - Changes of roles

Physical - Speed - High work rate - Strength on the ball

Psycological - Determination - Confidence - Take Responsibility

Social - Communication - Encourage team players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Quick Passing / Receiving in a SSG

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Quick Passing / Receiving in a SSG (25 mins)

Session Organisation

Area 60x40yds, divided into 3 equal zones, with appropriate size goals at each end, as illustrated.

16 players (incl. 2GK’s), arranged 2-2-2 +2 Floaters , as shown in the diagram.Supply of balls by each goal.

Players are restricted to the designated zones & off-side applies in each end zone.

Practice starts with: ball rolled-out from GK. Team in possession, look to play through the thirds

of the field, varying speed of attacking play & using 1/2 touch passing, if possible.

Open play continues until the ball goes dead. The practice then recommences with initial set-up.

Detail

Quick passing using 1/2 touch (if possible), to eliminate pressure..Recognition of when to use 1/2 touch passing & when to slow-down play to secure ball retention. Use of different skills & foot surfaces to maximise 1/2 touch/quick play.

Making good decisions when quick play sequences are unavailable. Simple progressions for this practice are:Units can push-up & drop-back into next zone to create 5v5 in single & two-zone play.

All players are ‘free’ & interchange roles & positions.

Four Corners

Technical

Angles & distances of support. Appropriate speed of passes & inter-passing.

Changing tempo (e.g. slowing down play, to speed-up & vice versa).

Early selection of individual finishing techniques & execution.

Tactical

Stretch opponents from end-to-end & side-to-side.

Combination play, using minimal touches.

Physical

Develop Aerobic and Anaerobic capabilities of players. Game specific work

Psychological

Don't switch off and be patient. Test own ability when playing under pressure.

Social

Communication and encourage


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG + Spare Striker

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SSG + Spare Striker (25 mins)

Session Organisation: 2 goals,balls, bibs, cones

Detail: working spare striker, ball must be passed through zones, before players can be released into next zone

Four Corners

Technical: ball retention, receiving skills,

Tactical: positional awareness

Physical: sprints, agility

Psychological: mental strength, concentration

Social: communication, team work skills


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