Football/Soccer Session (U16): Defensive Session

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Craig Williams, Adult Member

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 23 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo
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Rondo (20 mins)

Organisation:

10x10 Area. 5vs2 Inside (or Numbers to Suit)

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Aim:

Keep the Ball Away from the Two Defenders in the Middle

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Rules:

1/2 Touches Maximum

The Person who gives the ball away goes into the middle along with the person to their Left.

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Coaching Points:

-Always on Toes Expecting the Ball

-Trying to Think One Step Ahead - Plan your Next Move before the Ball gets to you

-Quick Sharp Passing on the Ground

-Try Short-Short-Long - So a couple of short passes then open the area out with a long one

-Look for split passes if possible


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set Up

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Set Up (30 mins)

Organisation:

20x15 Area Split into Three 20x5 Zones

3 Teams of 4 Players

Good Supply of Balls

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Aim:

Teams in the end two zones are trying to pass the ball to each other.

The team in the middle zone is trying to intercept the passes.

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Rules:

Passes must be below the waist

Teams are not allowed out of their zones

Interceptions only - no tackling

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Time:

3 mins in the middle then swap teams around


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure

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Pressure

First Coaching Point:

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Pressure

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Nearest Player (First Defender) must press the ball and block a pass straight down the pitch


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cover

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Cover

Second Coaching Point:

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Cover

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The players nearest the first defender (second defenders) must drop a little deeper and become narrow to block off passing options to the players either side and to provide cover for the first defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Balance

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Balance

Third Coaching Point:

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Balance

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The player furthest away (third defender) needs tobecome narrow to block off a passing option and provide balance to the unit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Coaching Points - Ball Wide

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Coaching Points - Ball Wide

Ball Out Wide:

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-First Defender needs to Arc his run to cut off the passing option down the line.

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-If he runs straight, the player in possession could shift the ball quickly and play a pass down the outside

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-The second and third defenders need to shuffle across to provide cover and balance to the unit


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - Defensive Teamwork

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SSG - Defensive Teamwork (30 mins)

Organisation:

30x40 Area (30 long - 40 wide)

Two Teams

Pitch Divided Lengthways Into 5

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Aim:

Attacking Team: Score Goals

Defending Team: Condense Space + Win Ball Back

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Rules:

No Limit on Touches

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Coaching Points:

Attacking Team:

-Try to make pitch wide and long

Defending Team:

-Condense Space

-Ball is Central - All Players in Middle Three Zones

-Ball is Wide - All Players Slide Across and Leave Furthest Two Zones Free

-Distances Between Players - 6/7 Yards Max (10 in a game)


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