Football/Soccer Session (U13): USSF D License-Improve Team's ability to defend zonally

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Tiago DosSantos, Adult Member

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Tiago  DosSantos
Name: Tiago DosSantos
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 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:-half of field divided into four

-16 players( two teams of 8)

-12 pointy cones

Instructions: 1. Activity starts with either team dribbling out the ball.

2. Players must stay in their area but the ball can be passed back & forth.

3. Players must attempt to score on either of three goals.

4. Play for a set time then rotate players.

Coaching Points:-close down space quickly

-body position side on

-make play predictable

-tackling techniques

-good defensive positioning

Visual Cues:-ball moves into different zone

-ball goes out of bounds or goal is scored.

Progressions:P-players can break the line

R-decrease area


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

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Main Theme (15 mins)

Organization:-half of field setup

-white: 4 defenders

-Blue: 1 midfielder & 2 attackers

Instructions: 1. Blue attempts to play keep away from white.

2. Blue must get three passes together in order to score & white must get 5 passes.

3. Activity starts with central midfielder playing the ball into one of two attackers.

4. Attackers look to score but can also play back to central midfielder to restart attack.

Coaching Points:-closest player to ball should apply pressure

-next two players look to provide good cover with proper angles/distance

-furtherest player should provide balance

-defenders should remain laterally compact

-players should pass on attackers when they move into different zone

Visual Cues:-position of the ball

-closest defender moves to pressure ball

-ball goes out of bounds

Progressions:P-add more players

R-add cones to designate different zones


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

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Main Theme 2 (15 mins)

Organization:-half field

-white:1GK & 4 defenders

-Blue: 4 midfielders & 2 attackers

Instructions: 1. White team attempt to stop blue from scoring.

2. Blue attempts to try to score on goal.

3. Activity starts with central midfielder playing into one of the other midfielders.

4. Attacking team can play back into the central midfielder, who can restart attack.

5. Defending team if possession of ball is won, can play pass through flags on opposite end to score.

6. Play for set time.

Coaching Points:-closest player to the ball, applys pressure

-fartherest defender adds balance

-2nd defender covers

-defending techniques( angle of approach, sideways stance, etc.)

-defenders stay laterally compact

Visual Cues:-position of the ball

-1st defender makes move

-goal is scored/ball goes out

Progressions:P-Add big goal/GK

R-remove one attacker


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:-half of field

-white: 1 GK, 4 defenders, 2 Targets

-blue: 3 defenders, 4 midfielders, 2 attackers

Instructions: 1. White team attempts to play to targets to score.

2. Blue team attempts to score on goal.

3. Offside rule applys.

4. Activity starts from central defender who plays into one of the midfielders.

5. Blue team can play back to the central defender who is allowed to move side to side to restart the attack.

6. Play for a set time & rotate players.

Coaching Points:-track midfielder runs

-stay laterally compact

-defending techniques(sideways on, angle of approach, etc.)

-pressure/cover

Progressions:P-add midfielders

R-reduce amount of players


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (30 mins)

Organization:-half field setup

-18 players, 2 Gks

-white: 4 defenders, 4 midfielder, 2 attackers

-Blue: 4 defenders, 4 midfielder, 2 attackers

Instructions: 1. teams play small sided games.

2. normal game rules apply( throw-ins, goal kicks, etc.)

3. If a goal is scored, play is restarted from opposing goal GK.

4. Play for a set time, then rotate players/teams.

Coaching Points:-laterally compact

-communication

-defending techniques(sideways on, angle of approach, etc.)

Visual Cues:-goal is scored/ball goes out

-positioning of teammates in relation to the ball

-awareness of space


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