Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending flank variation (Start Time: 2016-04-20 18:00:00)

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Harry Jennings, Adult Member

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Harry Jennings
Name: Harry Jennings
City: Pittsburgh
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Learning Objectives:

Developing tactical awareness of variations of flank defending in 4-2-3-1: weakside winger staggering high to provide outlet; doubling down on strong side. Improve communication between lines and visual processing of all players.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Interlaced dribbling warmup

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Interlaced dribbling warmup (20 mins)

KEY COACHING POINTS

Awareness of space & other players

Use both feet

Close control & lots of touches of the ball

SET UP

Area 20x20. Players work individually with a ball each. Players divided into equal groups on each line, dribbling across to opposite line & back performing designated ball manipulation moves & turns.

-- dribble through

-- on coaches' verbal signal or on visual signal

-- inside/outside

-- leave ball and dynamic stretching: openers/closers/carioca

OTHER COACHING POINTS

1. Awareness of ball, space and other players 2. Close control of the ball 3. Lots of touches 4. Changes of direction 5. Changes of speed 6. Execution of moves & turns 7. Bend knees & transfer body weight to turn 8. Accelerate away after turn

Balance and core:

lateral, vertical jumps, one footed laterals (30,30,20,20)

planks (45)

high plank with rotational reach (45)

split squats (8x each leg)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo (w visual cue) 5v2

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Rondo (w visual cue) 5v2 (15 mins)

Learning Objectives:

Close quickly, work as a pair, prevent the ball from touching designated player

5 v 2 possession game

Player who has been in the longest moves to outside; two of outside players are each holding a different colored bib. Coach raises that color, possession team has 5 seconds to get ball to that color. If defenders prevent a touch for 5 seconds, BOTH defenders move to outside.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 defending wide area

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4v4 defending wide area (25 mins)

4v4 in wide areas.

Attacking team has dribbling gate. 2x if winger dribbles through

Defending team plays to counter goal.

All restarts from attacking 6 at top inside corner of grid

Coaching Points:

-- prevent penetrating pass, especially to cutting wing

-- defending winger tucks and gets close to six

-- fullback and center back communicate to midfielders in front to keep play predictable, in front.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 6v8+GK

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6v8+GK (30 mins)

6v8 to goal

1/2 field, defending team moving to dribbling gates. If attacking team gets a shot from a combination off of winger, it counts as a point; goal counts as three.

Coaching Points:

Weakside winger drift high so we have outlet for counter

Tight between lines: deny space

Communicate and co-ordinate: the defensive block shifts together.


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Pitch Line 4
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