Football/Soccer Session (U12): Hillsborough SC - U11G Rockets - S11 Defending (Pressure)

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Ashley Thomas, Adult Member

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Ashley Thomas
Name: Ashley Thomas
City: Lawrenceville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up: Rondo

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Warm-up: Rondo (10 mins)

Organization:

10 x 10 or 15 x 15 depending on numbers

Player 1 (defender) : 2 (attackers) ratio

Max amount of player in a grid = 5 attackers

Instructions:

1. Possession game where there is 1 defender every 2 players. Defender tries to steal the ball. "Attackers" try to possess. (Much like keep away)

2. Defender tries to touch the ball. If he/she does they switch with the player who lost possession.

3. If the ball goes out the defender stays the same (defenders must touch or steal the ball away to become an attacker)

4. Progress to Rondo transfer box (P3)

Coaching Points:

1. Communication

2. Awareness of space/pressure etc.

3. Try to play to back foot and turn to switch ball in other direction when receive it if possible

4. Quality/weight of passes.

5. Angles/distances of support

6. Constantly re-evaluate your position (can I be in a better position?)

Progressions:

(P1) - 5 passes equals a life against the current defender. Must stay in for a second round after touching the ball

(P2) - A nutmeg or a through ball (if there are two defenders) counts away a life against the defenders.

(P3) - Rondo transfer: two grids are combined and the teams work against each other


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending - Tracking

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1v1 Defending - Tracking (25 mins)

Organization:

20 x 15 yard area set up as shown

4 Players

1 Ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Red player passes the ball into the blue player and quickly closes down the space in between.

2. Blue player dribbles toward the opposite endline varying between Messi and Ronaldo touches.

3. Red player is looking to identify big touches in which he/she maybe able to steal the ball, by tapping it with his/her finger tips.

Coaching Points:

1. Angle, speed and distance of approach

2. Deny space and penetration

3. Low center of gravity

4. Body weight on back leg, allowing front foot to poke the ball away

5. Body positioning - On the outside shoulder of the attacker; low center of gravity; feet staggered.

6. 1v1 scenario - Can you force the player out of bounds. Using the sideline as a 2nd defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical - Fully Opposed

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Technical - Fully Opposed (25 mins)

Organization:

15 x 20 (maybe adjusted to increase/decrease tempo)

4 players per group

Two gates on each endline set up as shown

1 Ball; Extras on the side

Instructions:

1. Defender (blue) passes the ball into the attacker (yellow).

2. Defender cannot win the ball until the attacker take his first touch.

3. Attacker scores by passing into the goals or dribbling through the gates.

4. Defender scores by stealing the ball and scoring.

5. Players switch lines.

6. First player to 10 wins, switch fields.

Coaching Points:

1. Angle, speed and distance of approach

2. Deny space and penetration

3. Low center of gravity

4. Body weight on back leg, allowing front foot to poke the ball away

5. Body positioning - On the outside shoulder of the attacker; low center of gravity; feet staggered.

6. 1v1 scenario - Can you force the player out of bounds. Using the sideline as a 2nd defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 with Targets

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2v2 with Targets (25 mins)

Organization:

20 x 15 yard area set up as shown

4-6 players

1 Ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Blue player passes the ball into the red player and quickly closes down the space in between.

2. Red player is looking to score by shooting in the goal. If he/she can't get by the defender they may pass the ball back to a supporting player to get a 2nd attacker involved.

3. If defender dispossesses the ball from the red player he/she may score on the opposite goal.

4. First player to 7 points wins.

Coaching Points:

1. Angle, speed and distance of approach

2. Deny space and penetration

3. Low center of gravity

4. Body weight on back leg, allowing front foot to poke the ball away

5. Body positioning - On the outside shoulder of the attacker; low center of gravity; feet staggered.

6. 1v1 scenario - Can you force the player out of bounds. Using the sideline as a 2nd defender.


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

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End Game


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