Football/Soccer Session (U13): Defending from the front

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Herve Corde, Adult Member

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Herve Corde
Name: Herve Corde
City: North Woodmere
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 14 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity

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

Organization:

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Instructions:

6v2 keepaway. Defenders can only intercept passes but not make challenges. The 6 are on a one touch limit. If Defenders win ball, force it out of bounds, or if attackers take two touches then the player who made the turnover and the player that passed the ball to them switch with the defnders.

Coaching Points:

- Team shape

- On toes, ready to receive, body open

- Weight of pass

- Anticipation of the defenders on when to look to intercept a pass


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

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

Two line SAQ Dynamic Warm up. Player perform various dynamic movements, whilst attempting to synchroize those movements within their groups.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movements

- Rythem and coordination of movements

- Syncronization within groups


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ
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SAQ

Organization:

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Instructions:

Players work in pairs. On coach's call they move to different color cones. Players work for 6 seconds then switch with pair on deck.

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical
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Technical

Organization:

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Instructions:

A passes ball towards B. C steps in and intercepts pass. A takes B's spot and B moves to take C's spot. Process continues.

Coaching Points:

- Weight of pass (firm)

- Accuracy of pass

- Movement and communication of receiving player to show for the ball

- Body shape of intercepting player

- Quality of intercepting touch

- Head up before next action

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional

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Functional

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

7v6 on 3/4 of a field. White team are scoring on big goal. Blue team are playing to counter goals. Ball begins with a pass into the GK who finds either full back to start play.

Coaching Points:

- Starting shape when ball is with opposition GK

- Role of #9 - Force play left or right and look to cut field in half. Be alert to pick off loose balls when lidfielders win ball

- Role of back three - Slide with the ball. Strog side to step up and press, forcing ball inside, weak side to slide in and cover the CB.

- Role of two midfielders. Awareness of opposition centre mids ad passing lanes into #9. Look to win ball and intercept passes played into the centre of the field when possible.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

7v7 Game. Regular Rules.

Coaching Points:

- Patience when in possession

- Team shape when in possession

- Cues to switch the point of attack

Progressions:


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