Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): DEFENDING WITH A FLAT BACK 4

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Paul Stone
Name: Paul Stone
City: Camrose
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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

Set Up: Agility Warm-up

Instructions: Slalom through poles

Walk to Ladder

2 feet in Ladders, change up movements

Walk to 2nd Ladder

1 foot hops in ladder, change feet

Sprint to the end cone

Perform some Dynamic stretching through the cones on the right


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Introduction (10 mins)

Set up: 20x20 square, divided into 4 channels. 6v6, 3 players per channel.

Instruction: Players in the 2 middle channels are trying to prevent the pass through to the opposite players. Red tries to pass to red, White tries to pass to white. If red loses possesion, white now tries to pass throught the red. Change place with the outside after some progression.

Coaching points:

Closest to the ball pressures

Move as a unit and support

Communication


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional Intro

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Functional Intro (10 mins)

Set up: 1/2 field, Start with 3 players on the outside, back 4 and a Goalkeeper

Instructions: Defenders to move as a unit where the ball is moved. If the ball moves back up field, Defenders should push up, but beware of long ball over top. Shift left and right as a unit. If defenders win the ball, they can try and get the ball back to the central distributor for 1 point.

Coaching Points:

Closest to the ball, pressures

Cover and support distances

Communication

Supports players:

Commnunicate

Angle of support/prevent the gap ball

Support the man

Progression:

1) Add 2 strikers up top

2) Allow one outside player to join attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Progression 3-6

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Progression 3-6 (10 mins)

Set up: 1/2 field, with 3 players on the outside, 2 strikers, back 4 and a Goalkeeper

Instructions: Outside players may play into strikers who attempt to go to goal. If defenders win the ball, they can try and get the ball back to the central distributor for 1 point.

Coaching Points:

Supports players:

Commnunicate

Angle of support/prevent the gap ball

Support the man

Progression:

3) Add holding midfielder

5) Both outsdie attackers can join attack

6) Add 2nd holding midfielder


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): ACTIVITY 5

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ACTIVITY 5 (10 mins)

Set up: 1/2 field, 6v7

Instructions: Attacking team plays to large goals, and defending team attempts to score on two small counter goals

Coaching Points: Same as before


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG (30 mins)

Small sided game. 7v7

Coach 1 team

Re-enforce defending with a flat back four.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool Down

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Cool Down (10 mins)

Set up:

Any open space will do

Couple of light runs across the space

Light dynamic stretching would include:

-Opening and closing the gate

-Forward lunges

-Add a twist with the forward lunges

-Knees to hand forwards

-Butt kicks

Do some static stretching to finish off


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