Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending 1 vs 1/Power

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Byron Garcia, Adult Member

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Byron Garcia
Name: Byron Garcia
City: Queens
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual defending

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Individual defending

Organization:

12-16 players 4 attackers, 1 defender per grid, each attacker has a ball, grids 15x15

Instructions:

1 - Defender has to try and kick each attackers soccer ball out the grid.

2 - Attackers that lose their soccer ball support players with the ball

3 - Defender that kicks out all the soccer balls first wins

Coaching Points:

1 - Speed of approach

2 - Body shape when defending

3 - type of tackle block/poke

Progressions:

1 - add a time limit for defenders.

2 - If a defender knocks all the ball out he can go and support another defender


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

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SAQ (Defending Movements

Organization:

1. 4 cones 10 yards apart one in the middle and split players onto four cones evenly.

Instructions:

1. All the front players on coaches command run to the middle, if there left foot is leading then they reach the middle cones they jockey back right or vice versa, then joins the back of the line of their group.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of apporach and change of speed.

2. Side on body shape.

3. Body stance - feet just past shoulder width apart, knees bent and back striaght e.g. fencer in the sport of fencing, always light on there feet and can around quickly.

4. Jockeying backwards do not cross legs over.

5. Get players to switch leading leg when jockeying backwards (at least 4 times) - important to be light on feet and rotate hips quickly.

6. Get players to jockey backwards three steps and one forward then repeat movement until back of line. - Teaches players how to fake when they are defending to make the attacker to make a mistake.

Progressions:


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

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1v1 Defending

Organization: 15x7 meter grid. As many as required.

Instructions: First player passes to the receiver. Receiver tries to score 1v1. Passer must defend and can do so as soon as they pass the ball. Drill repeats at the same end until coach changes.

Coaching Points:

1) Defensive players travel as fast as they can when the ball is travelling to reduce the amount of ground the attacker can cover.

2) Defender arcs their run to force the attacker 1 way or the other and uses the touchline as an extra defender. Try to make the play more predictable.

3) Do not dive in. Hustle and jostle. Force a mistake.

4) Body position should be side on not square on. Facing the way the defender wants the attacker to go.

5) Toe poke if possible.

6) Back foot block tackle if attacker runs at/past defender.

7) If beaten, defender must sprint to catch attacker.

8) If ball won by defender, then quick break ounter attacks should immediately occur towards the other goal.

9) Attackers first touch should trigger the defenders first movement and give them an idea of where to defend.

Progressions:


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

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Screen 3

Organization:

Partners one ball

Instructions:

Player with ball drives at defender for 15 seconds then switch

Defenders

Coaching Points:

-Defender arcs their run to force the attacker 1 way or the other.Try to make the play more predictable.

-Body position should be side on not square on. Facing the way the defender wants the attacker to go.

-Get low and jack back

-arms sticking out for reference

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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