Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 1v1 Defending- 5 activites-under review

Profile Summary

Mark Purcell
Name: Mark Purcell
City: Comox
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1, Goals in front

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1v1, Goals in front (20 mins)

 Coaching Organisation:

1v1, Attacker tries to score in either goal.

Defender tries to gain possession and then score on either goal.

Attacker then becomes the next defender.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 on the flank

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1v1 on the flank

Defenders take 2 minute shifts.

FB/W takes on defender and either:

1- drives to bye line and passes across 6 or

2- drives centrally to create a shot.

Rotate A-B-C

CP: if driving the bye line commit the GK to the near post.

CP: if driving centrally don't use the forward, try to score.

(Coach marks forward until wing is ready to pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fully Opposed (1v1)

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Fully Opposed (1v1) (10 mins)

Organization:

-10 x 30 yard area (red cones) Using same set-up as previous two activites but playing side to side on area, Blue cones now make up the scoring zone, the attackers must be inside this zone to score and the defenders are not allowed in this area.

Instructions:

-Defender passes ball to attacker and plays defense on their first touch. Attacker must make it to the end zone to score, defenders are not allowed in the end zone. If dender steals ball they may score on opposite goal using the same rules.

Coaching Points:

-Good positive first touch

-Controlled approach

-Observe defenders position

-Attackers defenders front foot

-Execution of move

-Take touch back across the defender and accelerate away

Progressions:

Regression- Defender must touch tall cone on either side of area before they can defend


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 shoot or cross

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1v1 shoot or cross

1v1 Simulate attacking flank

Blue player dribbles at red and attempts to beat red to access shooting/crossing zone.

Coaching points: try to use pace and deception to beat the defender.

Emphasize principles:

1- drives to bye line and passes across 6 or

2- drives centrally to create a shot.

(Note: 3rd choice would be to try to cross if can't beat defender)

Switch roles from A to D.

After 5 minutes switch flanks.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending

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1v1 Defending (15 mins)

SetUp

Two 12x20 areas with 3 gate goals as shown

Organization

One defending team, one attacking team. Play 1 from the defending passes into player two who turns and passes to player 3 of the attacking team. The attacker/3 must score by dribbling past the defender/1. The attacker gets 2 points for a dribble through yellow goals, 1 point for the red goals.

Progressions

If the defender wins the ball they must pass to their player on the outside

Rotate players/opponents every 3 minutes

Coaching Points

Close down quickly - pressure the ball

Body position - side on, footwork

Slow down/delay the attacker

Dont dive in - patience, look for triggers


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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