Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GU13B-Wk11A-Defending Priniciples-Pressure

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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): 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 To 2v2 defending

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1v1 To 2v2 defending (30 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 but get close enough to affect opponent

Body position side on 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 to win the ball. If player B can beat the defender to the scoring box 1 point. If defender can spoil the play 1 point. If defender can win ball and dribble to attackers line or pass to next player in line 2 points.

Coaching points as above but understand where "goal" is to force attacker away and quick transition on winning the ball.

Activity 2

Same as Progression 1 above except now it's 2 v2

Coaching points same as above but defenders communicate early and often. Specific direction. Pressure and cover shape.

Coach can position attackers "goal" wherever he would like on defenders end line to affect their play.


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 9v98 with a neutral 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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