Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Phase of play defending final third and transition

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Damian Wickie , Adult Member

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Damian  Wickie
Name: Damian Wickie
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zonal defending warm up

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Zonal defending warm up (15 mins)

Organization:

In open area, Players work in groups of three.

Instructions:

Players pass the ball amongst themselves until coach calls defend at which point player

with the ball and places his foot on top of the ball.

Then the two players without the ball provide pressure and cover.

Pause for three seconds then continue passing.

Coaching Points:

Communication - I got ball - force left/right.

Angle and speed of approach.

Defensive stance.

Proper distance and spacing


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Over the gap keeper

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Over the gap keeper (25 mins)

Organization:

grid 20widex30long 3 equal sections.

Instructions:

4v1 in two outside zones. 2 GK in the middle zone. Players look to play into the other zone, GK must try to catch or intercept the ball and look to quickly play it in same zone.

Coaching Points:

• Can we look to receive in the direction of play

• Weight of pass

• Can you possess it

• penetrating pass to other zone when you see a gap


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending the Final 3rd

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Defending the Final 3rd (30 mins)

Use half field. 6 or 7 attackers vs 8 defenders and a keeper

Attackers are attacking the large net. Defenders are protecting if they win the ball can transition to attack and score by dribbling through any of the 3 gates at half.

If ball goes out or into touch play restarts with attacker A

Coaching Points:

Back four working together with holding midfielder.

Pressure - cover - balance.

Communication.

Shape and spacing.

Other midfielders compact defensively, pressure near ball, cover and balance

Transition to attack on winning posession


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