Football/Soccer Session (U13): Everton Defensive Principles III

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Erik Marques , Adult Member

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Erik Marques
Name: Erik Marques
City: Hamilton
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 (15 mins)

Organization:

General area

Ball per pair

Instructions:

- Players are roughly 5 yards apart passing back & forth (2-touch or 1-touch). Three technical defending sequences to work on detailed below:

1.) When player stops the ball, partner must run up, touch the ball, and run backwards in a defending position.

2.) When player lets the ball roll through their legs he must begin to sheild the ball from his partner, partner must run to the ball to get touch-tight and just force the attacker back.

3.) When player begins to attack his partner, partner must jockey and "delay" attacker from getting around him.

Coaching Points:

- Reaction to defending

- Recognition of type of defending style to use

- Choice of defending style (run backwards, pressure to force backwards, jockey)

- Body shape, stance and balance when defending

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity

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Main Activity (15 mins)

Organization:

40 x 60 yard area

Field divided into 1/3rds

Goals/gates on both ends

Instructions:

- Within the channels, players play 1v1 to goal.

- Players must stay in their own channel.

- One side serves the ball to start out as defender. After "x" minutes, switch service so opposite end can start as defender.

- Attacker cannot score on the goal until they cross the midway line.

Coaching Points:

- Close down (With speed or concede possession)

- Angled run to force play predictable

- Tackle ball if available (heavy touch, etc.)

- Delay or Pressure

- Choice of how to defend/retreat (Run or Jockey)

Progressions:

- SEE NEXT SLIDE


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity II

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Main Activity II (20 mins)

Organization:

Same set-up as prior screen

Instructions:

- Play starts with service from defender in 1 channel.

- Attackers can attack any goal (their starting channel or a different channel) and can move between channels; however, they must always have a 1v1 in each channel, cannot have a 2v1.

- Defenders must stay in their own channel, they are not allowed to cross over or change into opposite channels.

- Halfway scoring restriction is lifted.

Coaching Points:

- Communication between defenders

- Watch visual cues of attackers to make sure ball cannot get in behind.

- Decision to pressure, delay, cover, tackle

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game (15 mins)

Organization:

Half field

6 v 5+GK

Counter goals/gates

Instructions:

- Defenders serve ball out, and attackers go to goal.

- Defenders can score on counter goals.

Coaching Points:

- Communication between defenders

- Watch visual cues of attackers to make sure ball cannot get in behind.

- Decision to pressure, delay, cover, tackle

Progressions:

- Full Match


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match (10 mins)

Organization:

Match - Free Play

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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