Football/Soccer Session (U14): Zonal Defending - Defending as a Unit (Start Time: 2015-06-29 15:40:00)

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Jerome Vivona, Adult Member

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Jerome Vivona
Name: Jerome Vivona
City: Westbury
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Defending as a unit - from 1v1 to 7v7

organization/communication/attitude/transition


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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

3 team keep away

Organization:

2 teams play possession vs thrid team; team loses ball transition to defense

CP: Angle and distance of support

Communication

Desire to win the ball

Organization

Progression:

Dynamic warmup/Rondo


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2+2 v 2

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2+2 v 2 (15 mins)

Organization: 2+2 v 2 - possession

10x10 square

Instructions:

2 Defenders inside

2 teams of 2 on the outside

Team loses ball they both switch/swap with defenders

Coaching Points:

angle and distance of support

communication

desire to win the ball - attitude

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 to cone goals

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3v3 to cone goals (15 mins)

Organization:

20x20 grid with 3 cone goals in each half

2 teams of 3 defend each half

score by dribbling thru cone goal

Instructions:

defensive shape/work as a unit/block to deny penetration

Restart on goal scored

Coaching Points:

angle/distance of support-organization

communication

attitude

transition immediately

P: Score by passing thru gates.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional to goal

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Functional to goal (30 mins)

Organization: 6 v 4

Functional to goal - rotate attacking teams to goal - 2 targets from each waiting team

defenders win ball play targets and restart immediate transition

Instructions:

Defenders work 1-4-1 (2) to deny penetration at goal

Ball restarts from coach in center circle and on transition from Defenders playing out to targets

ball out restarts from center.

Coaching Points:

all of the above and condense the field

Shift/support/organize/transition

Progressions:

add attacking/defending players to 7v7


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