Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Team Defending (Start Time: 2015-08-13 09:00:00)

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Rich Wall
Name: Rich Wall
City: Banner Elk, NC
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Introduce Team Defending

- Relationship between the back four

- Incorporate the Goalkeeper

- Add in the midfielders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1
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Screen 1 (30 mins)

Organization:

20Lx44W - divided into four vertical channels

1v1 in each channel

Progressions:

1) 1v1 inside each channel

2) Combine two channels, and play 2v2

3) Same as third progression, however the attacking four may float into any channel (2 people per channel maximum)

Coaching Points:

High Pressure - when you are the first defender we need to have immediate and tight pressure on the ball to take away the attackers options.

Cover - when you are the second defender, we need to have the appropriate covering angle, and body positioning (close enough to help if the first defender is beat off the dribble, and far enough off the back shoulder to sniff out penetrating runs)

Balance - Help keep our defensive line connected/compact. Hold the line steady, and not allow gaps for penetrating runs

Keep our shape! Defend as a line of four.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 8v4

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8v4 (30 mins)

Organization:

- 3 horizontal grids 24Wx8L

- 3 groups of 4 players (2 attacking groups in the outside grids. 1 defending group in the middle grid)

- 1 ball

Activity:

- The Defending group is trying to negate the opposition from splitting, or getting through their line of four defenders.

- Each group will defend for three minutes straight.

- Each time the attacking can break down the defending team and successfully cross the middle grid, the defending team gets hit with a point. (Points are bad in this game)

- The team that allows the least amount of points will have the least penalty as a result.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v6 Numbers Down

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7v6 Numbers Down (30 mins)

Organization:

Half field - One big goal - Three target goals for defending team

7v6 + keeper

Activity:

Open play, numbers down situation

Models the back four and holding midfielders defending against a team sending numbers forward (ie. a team playing a 4-4-2 with the wingers pushed high)

Progression:

10v8 Numbers down, move the target goals ten yards behind the midline.

Coaching Points:

- Holding a higher line, and not dropping too far back

- Communication amongst the defensive group, *keeper especially*

- Organization, Organization, Organization


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