Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 06 Boys week 6 Individual and Group Defending

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Eddie Slater
Name: Eddie Slater
City: Las Vegas
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Group defending 3v3

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Group defending 3v3 (20 mins)

Set up & organization

Set up a 30x30 and split into two sides. Have one big goal that the defending team is defending, and two small counter goals at the end of the channels.

Instructions

The attacking team start off and attack the three defenders. They have no restrictions. The defending team are split into a LB, RB, and CB. The CB can go anywhere but the two full backs must stay in their respective channels. Play until a goals is scored or the ball is dead and then rotate out the players. All players must get a chance to attack and defend.

Coaching points

Pressure, cover, and balance with the back three. Can the CB provide cover and keep the group balanced?

Good shape at all times and high intensity to WANT to win the ball

Can the full backs show wide attackers away from goal?

If the ball is won by the defenders can they counter quickly?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending

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1v1 defending (20 mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2+1 pressing game

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3v2+1 pressing game (20 mins)

Set up & organization

Split a 40x40 in half. Have two small goals at each end. Make sure the half way line is clearly marked.

Instructions

Split players into two teams of 5 with 2 target players on the goal lines. In one half one team plays with 2 and the other with 3. The other half has the same numbers but in reverse. Play starts out with one of the target players who play the ball in to the team with 2 who are defending. First pass is free then the 3 attackers must try and win the ball back as fast as possible from defending from the front (high pressing). The defending team must try play the ball into the other half where their 3 team mates can now attack. After 2 sets switch ends so they all get chance to press.

Coaching points

Can they recognise when and where to press?

Can they see triggers to press? Mistakes from the defenders, reading body cues.

Can they show patience and discipline and keep a good shape through communicating?

Can the defenders play out from the target player and keep the ball? They must look to get width early and drag the attackers apart.

Can they recognize that the target player is actually playing like a GK offering them depth?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 free play

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3v3 free play (20 mins)


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