Football/Soccer Session (U15): Howell Phoenix- Defending: Pressure and Cover

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Raymond Stellhorn, Adult Member

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Raymond Stellhorn
Name: Raymond Stellhorn
City: Belmar
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

On Arrival:

Players are juggling using their lower thighs

1 bounce, 1 juggle

Organization:

30x20 yard area

Players go in 2 lines

Soccer balls on top of cones

Instructions:

A

- Start on Coaches' command

- Players sprint out to cone with ball on top

- Score a point if you can touch the ball without knocking it off the cone

B

- Start on Coaches' command

- Players sprint to cone to defend

- 1st player to adopt correct defensive shape scores point

Coaching Points:

- Slow down on approach to cone

- Smaller steps the closer you get to defender

- Bend knees

- What is good distance from the ball when defending?

- Angle run to 'show inside' or 'show outside'


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1
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Main Theme 1 (15 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

Players go in 2 lines

Soccer balls on top of cones

Instructions:

- Coach calls out a color

- Players move to adopt Pressure / Cover position in relation to colored cone

Coaching Points:

- Communication between players 'I got ball' 'You press' 'or 'I got cover'

- Slow down as pressing player gets close to cone

- Cover player judge distance and angle of support based on press

- Support player communicate 'Show inside' or 'Show outside'

Progressions:

- Coach says switch, players move to opposite cone to defend

- Cover player becomes pressing player

- Pressing player drops to become cover player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Main Theme 2 (15 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

6 players

2 soccer balls

Instructions:

- Players work in pairs

- Press and cover player with ball

- Players on the ball (Blue) waits for defenders to adopt correct shape

- Blue player passes across to partner

- Defenders react and adopt Pressure / Cover as before

- After 2 passes defenders take place on the corners with the ball

- Blue players drop back to start

- Next pair move to defend

Coaching Points:

- Communication between players 'I got ball' or 'You press'

- Slow down as pressing player gets close to cone

- Cover player judge distance and angle of support based on press

- Support player communicate 'Show inside' or 'Show outside'

Progressions:

B

- After 1 pass, blue players can dribble across to opposite side (partner goes other way)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 3

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Main Theme 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

30x20 yard area

6 players (2 Attackers, 2 Support Players, 2 Defenders)

Soccer balls

Instructions:

- Objective for White team is to get the ball from one end player to the other

- Blue defenders have to prevent the ball crossing the middle line (blue cones)

- Rotate players after set period

Coaching Points:

- Move quickly to prevent support player passing down the line

- Defenders stay connected to prevent being penetrated - B

- Keep attacking players and the ball in front of you

Progressions:

- Make the middle line wider - B


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (30 mins)

Organization:

30x30 yard area

2 teams

Soccer balls

Instructions:

- Play 4v4 scrimmage

-Teams must play 2-2 formation

Coaching Points:

- Recognize moments to adopt defensive shape to deny penetration

- Force passes sideways to delay counter attack

- Add support to prevent 1v1


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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