Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Hearts U13 - Defending - Being Narrow Out of Possession (Start Time: 2015-08-26 18:05:00)

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Graham Rennie
Name: Graham Rennie
City: Falkirk
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Individual Defending / Possession / Staying Narrow in Possession


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

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Warm Up - Rondo (10 mins)

Warm Up - 10 mins

Organisation - (2 groups of 8)

Rondo practise. 6v2 inside 12x12yd box (make smaller if necessary). Defending two change every time possession is lost. Player that loses possession and the player who played the previous pass go in the middle.

Aim

Players to take responsibility for keeping possession / detail and accuracy / weight of passes.

Variation / Progression

Players in possession play in a two touch / one touch order.

Coaching points (defenders)

- stay together, don't get split

- first player press, second player diagonally behind

- anticipation of pass

- trigger for aggressive press (lofted pass, poor touch)

Questioning (to defenders)

- Where don't you want the pass to go?

- Which triggers may tempt you to press aggressively?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending 1

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Individual Defending 1 (10 mins)

1v2 Defending Drill

Organisation

One of the yellow players passes into yellow attacker who must try to turn and put ball into mini goal. Closest defender presses the ball, second defender offers cover. Attacker can play back to one of the yellows but he is the only player who can score. Rotate defenders and attacker every two attacks.

Progression

Allow second yellow to attack to make 2v2

Coaching Points

- Body position of defender (side on, front foot)

- Defend on the side the ball is on (to prevent channel pass)

- Decision Making - Can i step in front? Can i get a foot on the ball? Do I need to stand up and force attacker into a wide area?

- Position of cover defender (anticipate mistake)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual defending 2

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Individual defending 2 (10 mins)

Defending - Central areas

Organisation

Set up with goalkeeper and two central defenders playing against a striker and two supporting midfielders. Coach plays into either yellow player who passes into attacker, two yellows then join in to attack the goal 3v2. If defenders win the ball they play into the mini goal. Rotate with striker changing each attack.

Variations / Progression

- Add in central midfielder to pick up loose balls and screen (3v3)

- If pass into striker is screened, yellows move the ball sideways to then try to play into striker

- Allow striker to drop deeper to receive the ball (decision making / communication for defenders)

Coaching Points

- make sure central defender on the same side of the pitch as the ball is defending on the outside of the striker to cut off channel balls

- Closest central defender anticipate pass and try to step in front and take the ball (if possible - decision making - triggers, inaccurate pass, loose touch)

- If unable to step in front, try to get a touch on the ball and midfielder pick up loose ball

- Cover position of second central defender

- Explain sometimes can't get too tight or striker may roll defender or defender will give away cheap fouls in dangerous areas.

- Central midfielder can screen pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Moving as a back 4

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Moving as a back 4 (5 mins)

Reinforcement of Moving as a back 4

Organisation

Four whites attack against four blues on coaches call. Defenders moving across together, up together or drop off together. Concentrate to body position, cover and anticipation of central defenders when the ball is played into the central striker.

Coaching Points

- If ball wide, full back presses the ball, shows down the line. cover from closest central defender, second central defender picks up, opposite full back gives balance

- If ball central, one central defender steps out to press, triangle of cover behind

- Body position to move quickly (side on, front foot)

- Communication

- Move up when the ball goes back

- Stop practise and show central defenders that when the ball is with an opposing full back, first central defender to stand on outside of centre forward to cut off and channel balls, seconf central defender offers cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5 Possession

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5v5 Possession (20 mins)

Possession

Organisation

5v5 in a 30 x 30 yard box. Emphasis is on high pressure , forcing wide and players ensuring they take responsibility for keeping individual and team possession.

Variations

1) 3 touch maximum possession (5 passes for 1 point)

2) Man to man marking possession, each player can only tackle or be tackled by one player. (4 passes for 1 point)

3) Players must run around a cone on outside of box if they are the player that gives away possession (6 passes for 1 point)

Coaching Points

- Detail of passing (accuracy, weight, safe side)

- Maintain individual possession (body between ball and defender)

- pressure on ball (triggers)

- play with head up, have a picture before receiving possession

Questioning

- When should we press aggressivley?

- Tell me about the weight of pass required? which side?

- How would you position your body to protect the ball?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Waves of attack

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Waves of attack (20 mins)

10 v 8 Waves of Attack

Organisation

Continuing on from last Friday's session. working on pressing the ball and forcing the opposition into wide areas. Game starts with yellow fullback stepping forward with the ball. At this point opposite maroon wide player drops into midfield position. Yellows try to score into the big goal and maroon find player left on half way line.

Coaching Points

- Closest midfielder moves across to press, with body angled to force wide

- Fullback keeps shape until he know pass definitely going to wide player then presses aggressively (as wide player on touch line)

- Positions of other players (sliding across, pick up centre forward)

- Stop practise to emphasise correct shape and body position of defensive players

- Aggressive when opportunities to tackle

- Identify triggers to press aggressively (ball on touch line, aerial pass,bad touch)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9v9 coached game

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9v9 coached game (20 mins)

9v9 Coached Game

Organisation

9v9 game. Reinforce coaching points from previous exercise and demand high tempo and responsibility in possession.


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