Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defending in the middle third

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Mark Litherland, Adult Member

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Mark Litherland
Name: Mark Litherland
City: Great Harwood
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing
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Pressing (35 mins)

Description - 3 teams of 4

Detail - whites attempt to keep possession of the ball until the oppotunity to play the ball through the wide areas occurs. 2 reds from central area press the ball to top ball from being played down sides.2 central defenders stop ball being played through the middle. Rotate teams

Tactical - press as a unit/team shape

Technical- Body Shape-pressure/cover/balance

Physical- lots of stop start movements

Psychological - Decision making / when to press/drop

Social - Communication / enjoyment

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Learning Objective (Individual)


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

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Screen 2 (35 mins)

Description- 5v5 attacking team in a 2-1-2 formation. Defending team 3-2

Detail - Encourage defensive team to identify when to press as a unit or drop and form a defensive block

Tactical - press as a unit or drop

Technical - Angle of approach/ speed of approach/body shape

Physical - Lots of start stop movements

Psychological - Decision making- Concentration - Awareness

Social - Communication - Problem-Solving - Enjoyment

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Learning Objective (Individual)


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