Football/Soccer Session (U12): Def Principles

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Patrick Fuentes, Adult Member

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Patrick  Fuentes
Name: Patrick Fuentes
City: Howell
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical

Organization:

Groups of 4

Players work in pairs

Instructions:

Each side of the grid there are 2 teams of 2. One team will pass the ball back and forth 5x. On each pass the team not in possession will look to step towards the ball and the opposite player drop into a cover position. After 5 passes the opposite grid will have the ball.

Coaching Points:

-Movement as ball travels

-Body shape and mechanics (knees bent, on the balls of feet, angle of body to player in relation to cover)

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro

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Intro

Organization:

2 players in each portion of the grid

2 attacking and 2 defending

Instructions:

attacking teams allowed unrestricted movement and passes in their grid

defending team allowed to intercept the ball but not tackle to win the ball

If defending team wins the ball they look to counter into the nearest goal, attacking team that just lost the ball is allowed to look to win it back.

Attackers score by playing a ball into the other 2 attacking players on the floor

A pass that splits the defenders is worth 2 points

Defending team is in for a set period of time

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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

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Main theme

Organization:

Setup as shown

Instructions:

Each team looks to score in the goal in their area

Coaching Points:

-Look to force attacker to get their head down

-Look to make play predictable by your body position, shifting

-Covering player being in position to block penetrating lane. Must not be too "flat or "shallow", angle allow covering player to shift into 1st defender quickly

-Find moments to step and create 2v1 scenarios defensively

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

2 teams of 4

3 zones setup as shown

Instructions:

Each team looks to score in one of 2 goals

Defending team must always always leave at least 1 zone free

2 neutral bumper players on each flank

Coaching Points:

Make play predictable by forcing play wide

Look to create numbers up defensively

Look to win the ball in higher areas of the field

Progressions:


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