Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): RHS - Improve defending in own half

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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)

1) Walla Walla game moved to Oct. 3

2) Warmup


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Back 4 warmup

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Back 4 warmup (10 mins)

Setup:

Cones setup as shown.

4 lines (1 line for each position in back four)

Activity:

1) 4 players come out from lines and coach serves 3 balls in. Player receives and plays back in two touches and other players move to cover/balance positions behind ball.

2) Progress to remove inner cones and use outer cones.

After the 3 balls have been played, players jog around outside cones and technical work back:  headers, volleys


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending crosses

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Defending crosses (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams

1 team defends, 1 team attacks

Poles acting as outside back

Activity:

#7 performs Out-In-Out with #10 to get behind defending fullback.

Opposing #3 tracks back to defend cross.

4v3 in the box to get on end of cross and score.

Coaching Points:

+ Defending priorities: 1) near post 2) picking up marks in the box

+ Body shape open to the field: see the ball and who is being marked

+ Clearances high and wide


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Midfield phase of play - defending

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Midfield phase of play - defending (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams

both teams in 4-3-3

70x20 square near half

Activity:

Ball starts with dark team (defenders) where it's 5v7 in midfield.  Score by completing 10 passes.

When white wins the ball they try to score in big goal.  If dark team wins ball they try to get back to midfield to get 10 passes.

Coaching Points:

+ #6 supporting the play to intercept counter-attack

+ Back 4 holding high line when we have the ball; aggressively step to stop counter-attack or loose balls

+ #2/3 reading pressure on ball to know when to step (good pressure) vs when to drop (no pressure on the ball) 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 finishing game

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3v3 finishing game (15 mins)

Intervals:

5 min work + 1 min rest x 3 games = 18 min

Setup:

2 goals

18x44 yard grid (penalty box)

5 teams of 3

Specify the rotation of teams as the game goes quickly.

Activity:

3v3 in the box.

Team that scores stays on.

QUICKLY rotate to new team where rotation always same. Blue-- >orange-->yellow-->etc...

Winner is team that scores the most goals (keep track).

Coaching Points:

+ Use the ball to move the defense.

+ Opposite movement when ball goes wide

+ Aggressive mentality to finish


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