Football/Soccer Session (U9): Manorville SC - BU9 Dragons - Defending 1 v 1 - Session 15

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David VanHeeswijk
Name: David VanHeeswijk
City: Manorville
Country: United States of America
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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 (10 mins)

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

A and B pass back and forth. Whenever either player stops the ball the other must defend them 1v1.

Coaching Points:

- Quick pressure

- Slow down on approach

- Side on position, bend knees

- Eyes on ball

- Back peddle in defensive stance back to your starting point

Progressions:

- Receiving player now dribbles across to where defender started from. Defender must move feet quickly and stay between attacker and the endline. How far up the field can we confront the attacker?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1, Unapposed - Triangle Deceleration

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Main Theme 1, Unapposed - Triangle Deceleration (10 mins)

Organization:

Triangle with cones around 10-15 yards apart

Instructions:

Defensive player runs out to attacker at cone, decelerating before they get there and then retreating in a delayed position while the attacker slowly makes their way forward.

Players switch with the atttacking player becoming the defender against the other attacker

Coaching Points:

Sprint forward to close space

Decelerate before reaching an attacking player

Even weight distribution

Knees bent

On balls of feet

Shuffle Feet

Chop Steps

Progressions:

Add balls for attacking players


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

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

Organization:

As above.

Instructions:

- Play 2 minute 1v1 games. Player who wins game moves up the league table, player who loses moves down. If ball goes out game restarts with one player passing to the other from either endline.

Coaching Points:

- Pressure,

- Position,

- Eyes on ball,

- Patience,

- Poke tackle with front foot.


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

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Conditioned game (30 mins)

Organization:

-30x25

- 3v3

Instructions:

-Pair players up, 1 from each team.

-They can only defend their partner, cannot steal from an opponent who is not their partner.

- Play 3v3 towards goal.

Coaching Points:

-angle of approach (force them to the side)

-Speed of approach (sprint, then slow down with small steps)

-Make other points only if they are able to do it and mastered the angle of approach along with speed of approach.

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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