Football/Soccer Session (U13): Harrison-Sharks-Defending

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Jeremy Williams, Adult Member

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Jeremy Williams
Name: Jeremy Williams
City: New Rochelle
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning outcomes

Players will be clear on the technical nd tactical responsibilites of the first defender as well as denying penetration


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

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Warm-Up (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 yard area set up as shown

2. 12 players set up as shown

3. 6 balls

Instructions:

1. Defending players run out together as a pair and mirror each other movements

2. Players should run with big strides up to the cone and then small strides into the ball, this replicates going quickly

then slowing down

3. Players return to their starting position and repeat

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach

2. Angle of approach

3. Body position

Progressions:

1. P – Have players touch the ball with their hand to ensure they are low to the ground and maintaining good body shape


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main-Theme(Semi-Opposed)

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Main-Theme(Semi-Opposed) (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Open area set up as shown

2. 12 players (6 teams of 2) set up as shown

3. 6 balls

4. Players are 10 yards apart

Instructions:

1. Players pass the ball back and fourth between each other

2. When one player stops the ball the other must run into close

3. The defender then returns back to their starting position 10 yards away from the ball

4. The sequence is then repeated

5. Either player can stop the ball at anytime

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly

2. Slow down as you approach the attacker

3. Bend the knees stay sideways on to the ball

Progressions:

1. P – Allow players to perform tackling techniques when they arrive

2. P – Allow the player that stops the ball to try and go around the defending player

3. R – The ball is stopped on every third pass so players know when to close down


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MainTheme

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MainTheme (20 mins)

Organization:

1. Half Field setup as shown

2. 12 players(5 Atackers,5 Defenders,2

Goalkeepers)setup as show n

Instructions:

1. Attacking players are divided 2’s and 3’s on either side of the field

2. Attacking players start between the counter goals marked out with flags

3. Attacking players attempt to beat the defending player and score in the goal

4. No rebounds are allowed to ensure the activity flows

5. On the attackers first touch the defender becomes active

6. After each attempt the attacker moves to the opposite side of the field and awaits their next attempt

7. If the defending player wins the ball they attempt to pass this back between the counter goals

8. Each attempt ends with a shot from the attacker or pass from the defender

9. Rotate players after a set time period

Coaching Points:

1. Deny penetration

2. Speed of approach

3. Angle of approach, force player on to weak side

4. Correct moments to tackle

5. Feint to tackle to force a mistake

6. Tackling techniques

Progressions:

1. P – Bring starting position closer to the goal to add more pressure for defending player to win the ball

2. R – Increase starting distance to allow time for defenders to recover


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

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Main Theme (Fully Opposed) (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 40 x 25 yard area set up as shown

2. 6 players (2 Teams of 3) set up as shown

3. 1 ball (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. The game starts with a pass from the goalkeeper

2. Attackers can only penetrate into their opponent’s half of the field through the gates

3. Defending players can only tackle in their half of the field

4. Once in their opponent’s half players can shoot or combine to shoot

5. Goals can only be scored in your opponent’s half

6. If the defending team wins possession they attempt to do the same in the opposite goal

7. If the ball leaves the area or the attacking team enters the attacking half through the middle of the field the game is

restarted with the opposition’s goalkeeper

Coaching Points:

1. Deny penetration

2. Speed of approach

3. Angle of approach, forces player on to weak side

4. Correct moments to tackle

5. eaint to tackle to force a mistake

6. Tackling techniques

Progressions:

1. P – Remove restriction zones and play 2v2

2. R – Allow defender to tackle in both halves of the field


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free PLay

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Free PLay (20 mins)

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Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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