Football/Soccer Session (U11): defensive opperation

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Marinos Satsias Yiannakis
Name: Marinos Satsias Yiannakis
City: Nicosia
Country: Cyprus
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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

Organization:

1. 20 x 20 yard area setup as shown

2. 12 players (4 Defenders, 8 Attackers) set up as shown

3. 8 balls (1 ball per attacker)(Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Each attacking player attempts to keep possession of their ball inside the area for as long as possible.

2. The defending players attempt to win the attacking players balls and pass them outside the area.

3. If the attacker’s ball is knocked out they must dribble through two gates to re-enter the game.

4. The idea is to get all attacking players out of the game as quickly as possible.

5. Rotate defending players over a set time period, record any time a defending team knocks all attackers’ balls out of the area. Use this to motivate other groups and keep a leader board.

Coaching Points:

1. Correct tackling technique (block or poke tackle)

2. Ankle locked

3. Body weight forward to gain posesion

Progressions:

1. P – Reduce the number of defenders

2. P – Allow players who have their ball kicked out to work with other attackers to help keep possession of their.

3. R – Increase number of defending players to play 6 vs.6.

4. R – Increase the number of gates attackers must dribble through to re-enter the game


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 1
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Main Theme 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 10x10 yard area setup as shown

2. 12 players (3 teams of 4, 2 Attackers,2 Defenders) setup as shown

3. 6 balls (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Team s play 2 v 2 in each area

2. Defending players attempt to win the ball and pas this outside the area

3. A tacking players attempt to possess the ball for as long as possible.

4. If an attacking player loses their ball they must work with their partner to help possess their ball.

5. The activity is over when one of the defending teams has successfully won both balls.

6. Award points and rotate players after each attempt.

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow down as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees, stay sideways onto the ball

5. Get touch tight

6. Techniques of tackling (poke and block)

Progressions:

1. P – A low defending players to w in the ball and pas back into their attacking


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme 2
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Main Theme 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 20 x 20 yard area setup as shown

2. 12 players (4 Attackers, 2 Defenders per half) setup as shown

3. 8 balls (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1. Players work in teams of four attackers and two defenders

2. Each attacking player starts with a ball

3. The object of the activity is the defending team to win all balls from the attacking players

4. When the defender wins the ball they pass it outside the area

5. If the attacking player loses their ball they can work with a teammate to help possess.

6. The activity is over when the first defending team has successfully won all the balls.

7. This scores a point for their team

8. Rotate players after each activity and keep a running score

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Get touch tight

4. Techniques of tackling (poke and block)

Progressions:

1. P – Allow defending players to win the ball and pas back into their attacking players

2. R – Start with more defending players (3 vs.3)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 40x30 area set up as shown

2. 1 ball with extra behind goals

Instructions:

1. Teams will play two 8 minute halves


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