Football/Soccer Session (U13): Defending as a unit

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Darren Arnott, Adult Member

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Darren  Arnott
Name: Darren Arnott
City: Scarborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 5 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up activity

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up activity
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Warm up activity

Session Organisation

- 2 groups of players

- Half the group with a ball

How to Play

- Pass to player without ball and press

- Passive pressure: focus on body shape, distances, speed of approach/decelleration

- Hold shape for 2-3 seconds and then break off

Progressions

- Player receiving must cut ball side to side and try to get beyond defenders front foot to test adjustment of body shape

- Player receiving can dribble at defender and defender can look to poke tackle (as not to sacrifice balance or body shape)

- Player receiving must look to try and dribble in behind defender: full pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing
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Pressing

Session Organisation

- 2 floating target boxes with targer player

- 2 teams

How to Play

- Play to target through the front of the box to score

- Target initially allows defending team to drop off and protect central areas

- No offside

- Play can take place behind the target box

Progressions

- Target immeadiately recycles ball back in to play


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending to counter

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Defending to counter

Session Organisation

- Two teams play to score

How to Play

- Team in possession (blue) can drop a player into own half to play unopposed (3 touch)

- Defending team remain compact and look to win the ball and then counter to goal

- If defending team score, teams switch roles

Progressions

- Add scoring system

- Progress to SSG


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