Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defensive Principles Stage 6.2

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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 (25 mins)

Warm Up (10) min

Juggling, Stretching, Runing

Physical (15 min)

Coerver Ball Work to 1v1 within grid (switch ea min)


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 2
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Stage 2 (20 mins)

2 v 2 to goal (15 min)

15 x 15. Focus on Defensive Principles - Pressure, Cover, Delay/Control, Communiaction, Counterattack. Rotate players ea 2 min. Encourage game speed, Defenders keep feet moving

CP: Pressure - Cover, Angels of cover, Distance of cover, Footwork, Mechanics, Approach, Double team, Crossing over, Zonal Defending


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3 - Zonal Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3 - Zonal Defending
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Stage 3 - Zonal Defending (20 mins)

Zonal Defending (15 min)

Set Up:

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): Stage 4

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Stage 4 (20 mins)

1-3-3 v 1-2-2 (15 min) ESSG

Set Up: 48 x 60 field. Orange have 5 touch restriction & may score on Lg goal or sm counter goals. Double points for sm counter goal scored from back line. Blue play no restrictions, high press.

Coaching Points: Tuck in (Defense), Open up (Attacking), Shift & stay compact, Pressure/Cover/Balance, Communication

Progression to SSG No Restrictions (15 min)


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