Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Tech Night #1 - Sept 1st - Block Defending

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Am-Club: Colorado Storm

Nathan Fleming, Adult Member

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Nathan Fleming
Name: Nathan Fleming
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This session will improve your teams ability to defended in an organized fashion with the immediate players around them (Block)

Vocabulary:

1st Defender (player closest to pressure)

2nd Defender (Cover player)

Make play predictable

Moment of Transition (instance the ball is won or lost_


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending
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1v1 Defending (20 mins)

1v1 Defending

Field Dimension: 20 yds X 10 yds

(A)

- Defenders (Red) play the ball across to Attacker (Blue)

- Blue looks to dribble by defender and score

- Red looks to win possession and score on counter goal

(B)

- Attacker (Blue) sprints around cone and receives ball from next player in line

- Defender (Red) sprints to apply pressure

- Blue is looking to turn and score

- Red is looking to win possession and score

Work:Rest Ratio = 1:3

Coaching Points:

1- Speed of Approach, Angle of Approach, Break Down

2- Be patient (look to delay), wait for a bad touch

3- If attacker is facing his own goal, look to apply immediate/relentless pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 to Full Size Goals

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4v4 to Full Size Goals (20 mins)

3v3 + 2 GKS

Field Dimension: 33yds X 20 yds

3v3 to full size goals and GKs. All restarts will begin from the coach.

Work:Rest Ratio = 1 min Games, w/ 1 min Rest

**Players on the side should be doing toe touches during their time off the field**

Coaching Points:

1) Stay compact in order to not be beat through your block

2) Once possession is lost, quickly establish 1st and 2nd Defender

3) COMMUNICATE


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v5 - Defending in Attacking 1/3

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4v5 - Defending in Attacking 1/3 (20 mins)

4v5 - Defending in Attacking 1/3

Field Dimensions: 35 yds X 50 yds

- Coach plays ball into Attacking team (Blue), who looks to possess and score in counter goals (3)

- Defending team (Red) looks to win the ball back and score on full size goal

- All restarts start with the coach (who will play into Blue)

Work:Rest Ratio = 2 min games w/ 1 min Rest

**Extra players will be on sideline doing touches on the ball**

Coaching Points:

1) Make Play Predictable

2) Watch body cues to understand when to press or drop off

3) Once possession is won, how quickly can we create a scoring opportunity


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