Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending 1v1 in a match scenario

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David Hooley
Name: David Hooley
City: Ipswich
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival Activity

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

Players work in a pair, with 1 ball between each pair. 


Each pair chooses a coloured set of gates to use as their goals (one pair per colour, 2 goals per colour). 

One player tries to score by dribbling through one of the gates, whilst their partner tries to win the ball from them. If they win it, they try to score. 


If the ball goes out or a goal is scored, switch possession. 


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Coaching points:

Body shape, tackle triggers (Low, knees bent, watch the ball, angled body, back leg to lead direction) [Heavy tackle, hesitation]


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 attack v defence

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 attack v defence
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1v1 attack v defence (10 mins)

Remove the gates from the arrival activity with players now just keeping possession against their defender who tries to win the ball off them.


Coach calls a player to dribble out of the grid and play a 1v1 with the goalkeeper. Once the player shoots, they collect their ball and dribble back into their grid.


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Coaching points:

GK to close down quickly

Make yourself big, goal smaller

Watch the ball, pounce on heavy touch


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

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Zoned 1v1 Game
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Zoned 1v1 Game (25 mins)

5 zones. Wide areas = 1v1. Central area = 2v2. End areas = 1v1+ GK


Still a regular game, looking to create chances and score goals using team mates but stay in your zones, defend by winning your 1v1.


Play for 5 minutes, then players rotate zones. 


Wide players become striker/defender. 

Striker/defender become central players.

Central players become wide players.


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Coaching points:

1v1 battles in a team environment. On a matchday we don't win enough battles, this is our chance to practice it in a match environment.


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