Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Individual and Small Group Defending

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Eric Stephens
Name: Eric Stephens
City: Sandy
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up Technical Phase

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up Technical Phase
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Warm-up Technical Phase

Field Dimensions:

4 Fields 25x10

# of Players 5-6 (2 Red, 2 Blue, 2 Yellow)

Duration:

25-30 minutes

Pase 1: NO TACKLING DEFENDING

Defender must work to stay in front of the attacker without tackling the ball.

The Attacker must always be moving forward.

Phase 2: DEFENSIVE HALF TACKLING

Defender stays in front of attacking player in the first half, no tackling.

In the 2nd half defender can tackle the ball. If the defender wins the ball he must dribble across the half field line.

Point awarded to the defending player for dribbling across the half way line

1 point is awarded to the attacking player for dibbling across the end line.

Phase 3: 1v1 THROUGH 2 HALVES

No defensive restrictions.

If the defender wins the ball he must dribble it out of bounds or across the the end or half line, depending on which defender wins the ball. A point is awarded for defenders that dribble across the end or half way line.

Coaching Points:

Staggered defensive position; forcing the attacker to left or right.

Knees bent/low stance.

Quick footwork and ability to change direction.

Distance from attacking player.

Timing of tackle; Balanced tackling

Positioning/Coverage of the 2nd Defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Group Defending

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Small Group Defending

2v1 and 3v2 Defending:

Field Size: 35X25

Duration: 20-25 minutes

# of Fields: 3

# of Players 2v1: 6 (3 Red, 3 Blue)

# of Players 3v2: 12 (6 Red 6 Blue)

Point Awarded to Attacking team for advancing across the green line. Extra point awarded for scoring.

Defense scores by winning the ball and dribbling across the End line.

Coaching Points:

Communication

Pressure, Coverage and Compact

Timing of Tackle

Squeeze the Field

Timing when to put High Pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Field Setup and Phase 3

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Field Setup and Phase 3

Red Team: 3-1-1

Blue Team: 2-1-2

Red Fields: 25X10 split into 2 Halves. 5 yard buffer between fields

At the end of Phase 1, remove the red cones.

Green Fields: 25x10 with a 10 yard end zone with 2 goals in the center

At the end of Phase 2, remove the green cones.

Outer Fields: 45x25 with goals on each endline. 5 yard buffer between fields


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