Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Functional Defending

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Rob Pasqualino
Name: Rob Pasqualino
City: Thunder Bay
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending Warm-Up

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

Drop The Vest

1. Players play 4v2 or 5v2 Drop the Vest in multiple grids.

2. Unlimited touches

3. When a defender forces the attacker to lose possession, the defender drops the pinnie and becomes an attacker. the attacker who lost possession becomes the defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 Functional Defending

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3v2 Functional Defending

3v2 Defending

1. Play 3 attackers vs 2 Defenders plus a keeper

2. Central player kicks the ball in to either winger and then steps up to become the striker.

3. Two defenders come out of the back, one to pressure the ball, one to provide balance and cover.

4. If the Defenders win the ball, they can score on either mini goal.

Coaching Points:

A) Deny space to the ball carrier with immediate pressure

B) Delay the attack to allow defending team time to get into position

C) Defenders must be able to see the ball

D) Pressure, Cover, & Balance..as the ball moves, defenders change roles (EMPHASIS ON RECOVERY RUNS)

E) Timing to win the ball (When is the time right to step in)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v4 Functional Defending

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6v4 Functional Defending

6v4 Defending

1. Coach plays ball into attackers

2. Attackers play 6v4 to try and score on goal

3. Use the same defending principles to deny the attack:

A) Deny space to the ball carrier with immediate pressure

B) Delay the attack to allow defending team time to get into position

C) Defenders must be able to see the ball

D) Pressure, Cover, & Balance..as the ball moves, defenders change roles (EMPHASIS ON RECOVERY RUNS)

E) Timing to win the ball (When is the time right to step in)

4. Progress to 6v6 if applicable


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