Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending (Start Time: 2015-03-31 20:00:00)

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Steven Hislop
Name: Steven Hislop
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2s

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2s
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2 v 2s (5 mins)

Blue team are attacking the goal. One of the attackers passes the ball to the red players who fires it back to the attackers. The attackers then have to get by the defenders in their designated box.

Once one side has been the other side automatically goes. Introduce the defenders pushing up to half way after a couple of goes to encourage defenders to defend high up the park if they haven't already done so.

Change defenders and attackers.

Coaching points:

Can defender who plays ball back immediately press

Defenders press high once they have cleared ball back up to the strikers.

Can they force them down the outside

Keeper is part of defence also so can keeper help dictate defenders movements

Offsides count


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 v 3s

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4 v 3s (5 mins)

Similar to previous drill but as Edinburgh City play with a back 3 keep defending drill appropriate to the way they play/defend.

Attackers chip a ball to a defender who plays it back and then it becomes a 4 v 3 situation.

Once ball dead swap defenders and attackers

Coaching points

Can the defenders push up high to deny space.

Can defenders force them down one side.

Goalkeeper to help defenders where to move to.

Offsides count


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (10 mins)

5 defenders (red) v 5 attackers (blue) with 2 floaters (yellow). Defenders have 3 natural defenders and 2 sitters as per Edinburgh City.

4 outside players supply ball to attackers when their number is called. Outside players have possession more towards the main goal as only play with the attackers. Once ball is dead, a number is shouted and play resumes again with attackers receiving ball and trying to score into main goal.

Give defenders a small carrott by attempting to get ball in to the mini goals should they win possession of the ball.

Floaters play with the team in possession so it is always a 5 v 7 overload situation.

Coaching points

Avoid defenders being split.

Be aware of attackers position especially if one is cheating

Closest defenders to ball try to stop pass and shut down early.

Talk to each other

Show attackers out of the park

Can defenders keep possession


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