Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 1 v 1 Defending/Crossing & Finishing (Start Time: 2013-05-29 18:30:00)

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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

Juggling (5 min)

Defending in 2's (10 min)

1. 25 x 25 area set up as shown

2. 12 players (8 attackers & 4 defenders)

3. 8 balls

Instructions:

1. Select 4 players who get into pairs & connect by holding the same pinnie, they start game as Defenders.

2. Defenders are not allowed to break away from eachother/let go of pinnie.

3. Attackers aim to dribble ball & avoid being tagged by the Defenders - not allowed outside of area.

4. If Defenders tag an Attacking player they are frozen

5. Attacker turns into a Defender when the next Attacker is tagged (2 players).They link together & Defend

6. Play until the last Attacker is left

Coaching Points:

1. Angle of approach

2. Communication - coach eachother

3. Interchanging of positions - Pressure (1st Defender) & Cover/Support 2nd Defender

Progression:

P - Increase/Decrease the size of area

P - Give Defenders time limit to tag all Attackers (high pressure)


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Defending Activity
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1 v 1 Defending Activity (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Half field set up as shown

2. 9 players (4 Attackers, 4 Defenders & 1 Goalkeeper)

3. 4 Balls

Instructions:

1. Defenders start on the gial line, either side of the goal facing the Attackers

2. Attackers start with a ball each just inside the half.

3. Defenders & Attackers are numbered 1-4.

4. Defenders aim to stay in line with his/her Attacker as coach calls GO

5. Attackers can dribble across the field to confuse/lose Defender

6. Once Attackers reach final 1/3 line they aim to Attack 1v1 to score at goal

7. If Defenders win the ball they aim to dribble ball back over final 1/3 line

8. Play until goal has been scored or ball is out of play

9. After set time rotate players

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration

2. Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

3. Communication - coach eachother

4. Responsitilies of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

5. Move as a Unit - travel as the ball travels

6. Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball

Progressions:

P - Play 4v4 with 1 ball. Attackers aim for goal while Defenders score in Mini Goals


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Sm Sided Game

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Sm Sided Game (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 area split into two, setup as shown

2. 12 players (3 Attackers & 3 Defenders x 4)

3. 4 Mini Goals setup as shown

4. 1 Ball (additional on outside)

Instructions:

1. Teams play 3v3 across two fields

2. Attacking team start with ball & enter area - aim to score in Mini Goals at opposite end

3. Attacking players can move anywhere across both field

4. Defending teams are numbered 1-3. 1 & 3 have to stay on their field while central Defender can move between fields to assist wide Defenders.

5. If Defending team win the ball they aim to score at opposite end

6. Play until a goal is scored or ball goes out. After set time rotate Attackers & Defenders

Coaching Points:

1. Pressure - close down the space & deny penertration

2. Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

3. Communication - coach eachother

4. Responsitilies of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

5. Move as a Unit - travel as the ball travels

6. Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball

Progressions:

P - Defenders pass the ball out to Attackers to begin the play

P - Time limit for Defenders to win the ball

P - Time limit for Attackers to score. Defenders get point if they contain attack for 30secs


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing & Finishing

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Crossing & Finishing (15 mins)

Crossing & Finishing (15 min)

Set up Crossers at each side of goal with three lines of attacking players in the middle. Rotate Right/Left, A dribbles down the lane & crosses as three attacking player finish.

Coaching Points: Crossers wrap foot around the ball, Play ball between the penalty spot & 6 yard box, get hips & sholders pointed at targets. Finishers head the balls down into the corners, delay runs to stay behind the ball, attack the ball

Progression: Add keepers &/or defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Expanded Sm Sided Game

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Expanded Sm Sided Game (25 mins)

Expanded Sm Sided Game (15 min)

6 v 6. Switch ea 2 min. Restrictions: 5 touches to shoot or Neutral Players must provide crosses for shot

Coaching Points: Immediate Pressure/Cover/Balance (Prevent time & space on the ball), Team Shape (Condense team in relation to the ball. Squeeze attackes to give ball away), Transition (Speed of play once in posession to explit opponents) Attacking: Encourage wide play, penetrating balls & runs into box

Progression to 6 v 6 No Restrictions (15 min)


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