Football/Soccer Session (U9): Cycle 6 - Defending - Session 9

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Michael Fox, Adult Member

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Michael Fox
Name: Michael Fox
City: Peterborough
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 17 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending 1v1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Defending 1v1
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Individual Defending 1v1 (30 mins)

In pairs with multple grids set up approx. 15x8 yds each.

Player with ball passes to player on opposite end and now becomes defender creating a 1v1 situation.

1 - Keep ball away from opponent

2 - Add goals to score into through dribbling.

Coaching Points:

1.Apply Pressure.

2.Knees bent and body low (Body Shape/Side On)

3.Make contact first, then win the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small Group Defending (2v2/3v3)

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Small Group Defending (2v2/3v3) (30 mins)

Same concept as Individual defending but now adding 2nd defender for Cover.

Activity starts with defenders playing ball to the other side, creating a 2v2 or 3v3 situation.

Coaching Points:

1.Correct pressure on the ball.

2.Angle and Distance of Covering defender/player.

3.Communication and movement between defenders in Pressure/Cover scenario.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1/2v2

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1v1/2v2 (30 mins)

Organisation - 1v1s and 2v2s incorporated into one game. Shaded areas are 'safe' zones for single attacker to receive into. Play 2 or 3 minute games and rotate players through each position for each new game. Players are locked into their thirds.

Progression - One player allowed to join attacking third to create a 2v1 giving opportunities to work on defending overloads and counter-attacking possibilities.

Defending 1v1 and 2v2 - Put learning into SSG


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Movement
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Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 1
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