Football/Soccer Session (U14): Defence Principle (Pressure+Cover) How-when-Where

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Adel Alchamat, Adult Member

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Adel Alchamat
Name: Adel Alchamat
City: Bayonne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 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)

Organization:

20*20

Instructions:

Knee tag game

players are facing each other and try to touch the other player knees by hand

first players reach 10 points win

Coaching Points:

Body mechanism ( knees bent on toes- slightly side way- lower body to the ground)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme1
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Main Theme1 (20 mins)

Organization:

15*10

2 teams (1vs1)

Instructions:

Defender pass the ball to the attacker and apply an immediate pressure do deny penetration or scoring goal.

Coaching Points:

1-Get to the ball quickly

2-Slow down on approach

3-Body Position - slightly side on to the ball (force attacker where you want them to go)

4-Body shape - low (knees bent and on toes) and side on

5-Reading cues of attacker when to win the ball

6-Fake a tackle to help them expose ball

7-Angle of approach - deny penetration as you pressure and force them where you want them to go

8-Choice of technique based on the situation where you are trying to win the ball

9-End product once the ball is won, can you counter attacker quickly

Progressions:

move the cones to the side of the grid, defenders start from the other side.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme2

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Main Theme2 (25 mins)

Organization:

15*20

2vs2

Instructions:

Defenders pass the ball to the closest Attacker and apply pressure immediatly.

Second Attacker will move to the other half of the field and be ready to receive pass

Attackers try to score goal, if the Defenders win the ball they try to counter attacke and score goal.

Coaching Points:

1-Recap roles of 1st defender (pressure or delay)

2-Role of 2nd defender = Cover the 1st defender

3-Angle of support (making sure you are able to stop the penetrative pass/shot)

4-Distance of support (making sure that you are able to tackle the attacker immediately if the 1st defender is beaten)

5-Open body shape, allows you to see both attackers

6-Communication (making sure that you are telling the 1st defender where you want them to force the play)

7-Awareness of 2nd attacker

8-Quick transition from 2nd to 1st defender if the ball moves

9-Quick transition from 1st to 2nd defender (block opportunity to penetrate quickly)

10-End Product once the ball is won, can you counter attacker quickly

Progressions:

1- Defender pass to the far Attacker.

2- take of the half line and play 2 vs 2 situation to start applying pressure and cover.


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

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

40*50

6 vs 6 plus GK

1 big goal, 2 small goals

Instructions:

Attackers attempt to score on the big goal, Defenders attempt to win the ball and counter attack to any of the small goals, or hold possession and try to make 10 passes.

Coaching Points:

1- compact depending on the ball position

2- communicate

Progressions:

add more players 7 vs 7 - 9 vs 9


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