Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defensive Principles

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Frank Greenawalt
Name: Frank Greenawalt
City: Riverside
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 20 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 1
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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Technical
Tactical
Technical
Physical
Technical
Psychological
Technical
Social

Stage 1 (30 mins)

Warm Up (30 min)

Juggling (5 min)

RWB/Stretching (5 min)

Coerver (5 min)

1v1 Defending (15 min)

Players play 1 v 1 to a line/goal. Orange team may score one point by dribbiling across the end line and two points by scoring through the goal.

CP: Defend with proper mechanics of stance, footwork, approach, lower center of gravity, get close quickly, get low


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 2

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Stage 2 (20 mins)

2 v 2 to goal (20 min)

CP: Pressure - Cover, Angels of cover, Distance of cover, Footwork, Mechanics, Approach, Double team, Crossing over, Zonal Defending


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3

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Stage 3 (20 mins)

8 v 8 to Target box behind opponent (20 min)

1 point to pass into target on the ground, 2 points for pass to target in the air

CP: Discuss tactical components of when to press and when to hold. Coach cover/balance and team defending concepts. Discuss visual cues of when to apply tactical decisions.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 4

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Stage 4 (20 mins)

7v7 to 9v9 SSG No Restrictions (20 min) 1-4-2-1 v 1-3-1-3

CP: Foucs on Defensive Principles


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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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