Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending principles(pressure and cover)

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Myron Tkachuk, Adult Member

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Myron Tkachuk
Name: Myron Tkachuk
City: Linden
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1

Organization:

Instructions:

Player in pairs as shown

yellow (attackers) pass the ball to each other back and forth and blue(defenders) are providing pressuring and covering positions without attempting to win the ball(defenders switch roles every time ball is passed 1st defender becomes second defendr etc).

Yellow play six passes and transfer the ball to the opposite side of the grid

defenders adjust accordingly

Coaching Points:

for defenders:

communication

1st defender - pressure

2nd defender -cover

switch roles

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 + 2 targets

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1v1 + 2 targets

Organization:

20x30 area

1 standart goal + goalie

2 targets on the outside of the field representing wide full backs

Instructions:

Blue are attackers

Yellow - defenders.

Play 1v1

Yellow have 2 targets on the outside of the grid that are moving side to side

Play starts when defender passes the ball to an attackers and immediately follows his pass to defend the big goal.

Attackers score by scoring the big goal

Defenders score - when regained the possession of the ball pass it to any of the 2 targets on the outside(target has to receive the ball in order for the point to count)

Defenders always start with the ball.

Or have 3 teams : team 1 attackers, team 2 - defenders and team 3 targets and than rotate teams every 3 min.

Coaching Points:

closing down – pressuring opponent

angle and speed of approach

delay

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2

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2v2

Organization:

standart goal and GK

2 counter goals as shown

20x30 area

Instructions:

defenders pass the ball from their goal line to the attackers who come on the field through their cone goals

attackers (blue) score on goal with goalie

defenders score by passing through cone goals

play is continuous until ball goes out of bounds or goal is scored

attackers become defenders next round

Coaching Points:

pressure,cover

angle and distance of cover

change role of pressure and cover

visual and verbal communication

control and restraint

delay

Progressions:


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

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Conditioned game

Organization:

35x35 area

standart goal

2 counter goals

Instructions:

The attacking team has five players in a 3-2 formation and the defending team has four players and a goal keeper in a 3-1 formation

The attacking team score by scoring in the full size goal. The defending team score a goal by passing it into any of the 2 counter goals.

Play starts from attacking team most of the times, unless it is a throwing or a corner.

Coaching Points:

Nearest player to the ball applies immediate pressure.

Communication and Organisation.

Cover and Support (i.e. Mark your man and half of someone elses).

Track forward runs.

Individual defending technique (slow on approach, sideways on, show outside)

Offside Trap(see progression)

Progressions:

introduce offside rule for an attacking team


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