Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): 2v2 Defending - Pressure and marking the player off of the ball

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Patrick Kasperitis
Name: Patrick Kasperitis
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v2 Defending

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1v2 Defending

1v2 exercise that will introduce the covering defending

Attacking player starts with the ball and begins by dribbling into the grid.

They will pressure the player on the ball and the covering defender will keep themselves in a position to where they can pressure if the 1st defender gets beat.


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

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2v2 Defending

Multiple games going on at the same time to maximize repetitions.

This has an element of transtition to this game because the team that attacks (blue) immediately after their attack is done, no matter the result, will turn and defend the next 2v2.

We are looking to improve cover so that the 2nd defender is aware of the other attacker and can pressure immediately as the ball moves. The player applying the initial pressure will need to give second cover.


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