Football/Soccer Session (U12): Pressure & Cover

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Evagelos Vassilaras, Adult Member

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Evagelos Vassilaras
Name: Evagelos Vassilaras
City: New York
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 (5 mins)

Organization:

Grid with cones placed randomly

Instructions:

player's work in pairs jogs around with out ball and listen to coach command defend.

Coaching Points:

get to the ball quickly

Slow down on approach

Body Position - slightly side on to the ball (force attacker where you want them to go)

Body shape - low (knees bent and on toes) and side on

Angle of support (making sure you are able to stop the penetrative pass/shot)

Distance of support (making sure that you are able to tackle the attacker immediately if the 1st defender is beaten)

Progressions:

Race to 10 push and runs.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Motor Skills

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Motor Skills
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Motor Skills (10 mins)

Organization:

Players are either attackers or defenders. They switch roles every time.  Defedning emphasis

Instructions:

Defenders push attackers to one side. Making play predictable.

Coaching Points:

eading cues of attacker when to win the ball

Fake a tackle to help them expose ball

Angle of approach - deny penetration as you pressure and force them where you want them to go

Choice of technique based on the situation where you are trying to win the ball

Progressions:

N/A


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1

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1v1 (15 mins)

2 gates

Instructions:

Make Play predictable

Coaching Points:

eading cues of attacker when to win the ball

Communication (making sure that you are telling the 1st defender where you want them to force the play)

Quick transition from 2nd to 1st defender if the ball moves

Quick transition from 1st to 2nd defender (block opportunity to penetrate quickly)

Progressions:

N/A


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

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Free Play (15 mins)

Instruction:

Players play a 3 vs 3 tournament

Coaching points:

COMMUNICATION

Quick Transition from 1st to second defender


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