Football/Soccer Session (U10): Red Bull Pressure Cover and Intro to Balance

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Dimitri Serrano, Adult Member

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Dimitri Serrano
Name: Dimitri Serrano
City: Monroe Township
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 13 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

In this session the players will learn how to press cover and balance in different types of scenarios. They will learn the key signs of how to set up and be successful as a defending group.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmp up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmp up
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Warmp up (20 mins)

Organization: Have 3 teams of 4 or equal number (minimum 3). 14 cones and plenty of balls on the side line

Instructions:

The team in the middle will be the defending team. The other two teams will be the offense. The offense will pass the ball in their grid without real confrontation of the defending team. The offense will attempt to pass the ball between the defending team to the other team. If the offense is successful the offense will get a point. If the defense were to intercept the ball that will be a point for them.

Each team will get 5 mins in the middle.

Coaching Points:

-Individual positioning of defending

-proper defensive stance

-angle of approach

-communication

-triangle shape defending

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v4 press cover balance movement

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3v4 press cover balance movement (20 mins)

Organization: On a 15x15 or bigger grid depending skill level. 4 players on the outside and 3 players in the inside 1 ball and have plenty on the side

Instructions:

The defending team in the middle will shift over keeping a triangle shape with a pressure cover balance system. The players that are on the outside will pass the ball and will be allowed to move on their line. For the offense they will need to split the defense with a pass to get a point. If the defending team intercepts the ball then they get one point.

Coaching Points:

-Keep a traingle shape

-keep communication

-staying compact

-move as a unit

-concentration

-proper defensive stance

-angle of defending and approach

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 goal game

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3 goal game (20 mins)

Organization:

4v4 or equal number of players. 3 goals in a

Instructions:

In this conditioned game. The teams will be able to score on 3 goals. The team in possession of the ball will go ahead and try to penetrate the defending team with passes or on the dribble. The defending team needs to have good shape in terms of the Pressure/cover/balance. As soon as the defending team intercepts the ball they will now transition into offense and try to score.

Coaching Points:

-Defensive shape (triangle shape)

-communication

-movement of the unit

-proper stance on 1v1

-attitude

-angle of support and approach

Progressions:

-have limited touches on the ball

-10 passes can equal a point


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free play

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Free play (30 mins)

Organization:

5v5 or equal number of players in a team. Field space is depending on your area, but make it big enough to have good movement. Prefarably 30x40

Instructions:

5v5 game at goal no restrictions

Coaching Points:

-Same as previous exercise, but let the team play on their own to observe if the team understood the concept of the training. Make stoppages that relate to the defensive side. You could go ahead and correct the offense to show the defense what sign they should look for when they set up. This will give game like scenarios that will make players think.


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