Football/Soccer Session (U13): Defensive transition

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Crosby Romero, Adult Member

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Crosby Romero
Name: Crosby Romero
City: Newark
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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. Team into groups with even numbers when possible

2. Two gates

3. One ball

Instructions:

Player dribbles to the gate in the middle and make a pass. Upon conceding possession, the player now transitions to defense by sprinting back to the end line. To score, the opposition attacker must play the next pass before the retreating defender crosses the line.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

1. Mentality

2. Quick reactions

3. Sprint in straight line

4Take shortest possible distance

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1 / semiopposed

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1 / semiopposed
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Activity 1 / semiopposed (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Same as before

2. Players run towars the middle cone

Instructions:

1. Players execute the same rotation, only difrence is going middle tall cone.

2. initiate always on station 1

Coaching Points:

1. Speed

2. Reaction time

3. Ball control small/big touches

4. Head up ad dribbling with the ball

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2/Full opossed

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Activity 2/Full opossed (15 mins)

Organization:

1. Four small goals

2. Grid 20x30 Yrds adjust depending on number of player and equipment availability.

3. Team dividen into four groups with even number when posible

4. Every player with ball

Instructions:

1. Player (red) dribbles and score on small goal in front of his line.

2. After red scores, blue goes on , red player becomes a defender and try to stop blue.

3. Blue becomes a defender as soon he score as well against red.

Coaching Points:

1. Ball control.

2. Reaction time after he scores

3. Speed of play

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small side game

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Small side game (15 mins)

Organization:

- Two teams

- Two goals

- One end zone

- Supply of balls at halfway line

Instructions:

Player dribbles to end zone and stops the ball. Upon conceding possession the player sprints around goal before transitioning to defense by supporting 1st defender who has joined the play to protect the goal. The two attackers attempt to to score in opposition goal in a 2v1 scenario before the retreating defender can create a potential 2v2. One point for a goal scored as the attacking team and two points for the team with the retreating defender (i.e. transition to defend, win ball and score in counter goal). All goals must be scored in oppostion half.

Coaching Points:

Retreating Defender:

- Mentality

- Quick reactions

- Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

- Take shortest possible distance

- Sprint in straight line

- Apply immediate pressure

1st Defender:

- Delay opposition attack - until 2v2

- Cut off direct route to goal / shooting lane

Progressions:

- Adjust position of end zone


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