Football/Soccer Session (U13): TECHNICAL - DEFENSIVE PRINCIPLES - BU13W (WSSL TRAVEL) (Start Time: 2013-10-15 17:30:00)

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CP De Vera, Adult Member

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CP De Vera
Name: CP De Vera
City: New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 7 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Juggling Warm-Up
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Juggling Warm-Up (15 mins)

Organization:

30x40 yard grid, each Player with a ball.

Instructions:

Players work in pairs. Set number of touches allowed. Player to misplay the ball, a point is given to the other player. Play for a fixed time, winners move up to play a new player.

Coaching Points:

- Players try to improve their touches (suppleness, control and foot-eye coordination) by juggling with different surfaces of their feet & body.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme (15 mins)

Organization:

10 x 10 area's, 2 players per area

Instructions:

- Players play knee tag. If you tag opponents knee then you score the point or if you manage to force them out of the area without touching them.

- Players play for 2 minutes before moving to play new opponent.

Coaching Points:

- On toes

- Bend knees

- Side body shape

- Patience

Progressions:

Addition of ball to create 1 vs 1 game. 4 grids turn into 2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme II

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Main Theme II (15 mins)

Organization:

Same set up; but 4 squares turn to 2 grids

Instructions:

- Player plays pass to the attacker; attacker tries to get across the endline.

- Defender has to close space down and prevent attacker from crossing the endline.

Coaching Points:

- Close space quickly; slow down as you get closer to the attacker

- Bend run to cut off angle

- On toes

- Bend knees

- Side body shape

- Patience

Progressions:

- Add goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme III

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Main Theme III (25 mins)

Organization:

1. 40x30 yard area - two end zones 2x30 yards

2. 12 players - 6 to 8 attackers and 6 to defenders (set up as shown)

3. 1 ball

Instructions:

1. The activity starts by four defending players crossing the halfway line and running back to touch the attacking team’s end zone.

2. The objective for the attacking team is to penetrate into the end zone with either a pass or a dribble.

3. Offside rules do apply

4. If the defending team wins the ball there objective is to pass forward to their waiting teams mates (strikers)

5. The attacking team then transitions over to become the defending team and the action is then repeated in the opposite half

Coaching Points:

1. Defensive group to stay compact - shift as group as ball is played sideways

2. Step to reduce space when ball is played backwards or sideways

3. Press as group

4. Commication and organisation

Progressions:

1. Two touch limit


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

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

6v4

Half Field

Server

Instructions:

The attacking team of six players attempt to score

The defensive team attempts to win the ball and play to counters goals - pass or dribble through

One holding midfield works with the defensive group on transition

Coaching Points:

Stay connected and compact - distance between players

Shape when CB steps to press - full back drop back and in

Force play wide and reduce attacking team to shots from distance

Step forward to close space - GK moves up for balls through

Open up in transition


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