Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defending

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Idrissa Balde, Adult Member

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Idrissa Balde
Name: Idrissa Balde
City: Merthyr Tydfil
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1

Organization:

Two 7 yrds square just outside edge of the box

12 players

Set of footballs

Instructions:

One of the attackers feed the ball. Defenders react collectively and aim to reach half way line before attacker.

Variations:

- In a 1v1 scenario, Defender attempt to stop attacker from running pass the half way line

- Attacker v two defenders who attempt to stop attacker from running pass the half way line

- 2V2 scenario with defenders attempting to stop attackers from running pass the defensive line

Coaching points:

- Get in Line

- Pressure on the ball

- Put the brakes on at correct distance

- Body Position

- Stay on toes (balls of feet)

- Be Patient

- Slow attacker down/Jockey

- Decision (Can you win it?)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2

Instructions:

Start with 8v4 game inside red area.

Variation:

-In one of the squares play 4v4 with remaining 4 players outside the square as supporting attacking players

- Play 8v4 game with 4 attackers in each half aiming to transfer the ball to another half (without running pass the half way line). Pressurizing defenders work as a unit and stop possession and the switch.

Coaching points:

- Recovery Runs

- Tracking Players

- Distance of second Defenders

- Communication

- Don’t cross legs when moving


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3

Instructions:

Play a normal game.

Progressions/Conditions:

- Switch play before a shot

- Attacking team must play a back pass before a shot

- If a goal is scored after a long over the top pass counts as 2 goals

Coaching points:

- Play narrow and compact unit when defending

- React to attackers strategy

- GK to play as a Sweeper when team is pressing high


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