Football/Soccer Session (U16): Defending as a Unit

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Craig Williams, Adult Member

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Craig Williams
Name: Craig Williams
City: Newtown
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 23 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Set Up

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Set Up

Red Team

Lewis, Cameron, Kieran, Drew, Tom, Jack, Dewi, Jack

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Blue Team

ST - Warren, LM - Tommy, RM - Ryan, CM - Charlie + Kieran

Servers: Rhys + Craig


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending as a Unit

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Defending as a Unit (30 mins)

Server takes touch out of feet then Plays a Long High Ball Forward. Centre Backs go and Head the ball then the game becomes Live. (next time play from opposite server)

Reds aim to get the ball into No. 10.

Blues aim to score.

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Coaching Points:

Other 3 Defenders drop and Narrow when CB goes to head the ball - to cover a flick-on and any forward runs made by opposition players

Two Centre Midfielders need to turn and look for second balls when the ball is headed down - on toes expecting the ball - tidy up the play by keeping possession

Two Full Backs don't get involved in the headers if possible - leave CB's to head the ball - tuck narrow - if flick-on then don't get beat inside - must go outside

Red No.10 - when ball is knocked down...if recovered by Red Team then look to be available for a pass...on the move to find a passing angle - COMMUNICATION

GK - Communication - DROP/HOLD/AWAY etc

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Progression:

One server plays to another. Red No.10 can go and apply pressure if he can get there to threated the long ball. Passive pressure - don't actually tackle.

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Coaching Points:

If NO PRESSURE on the ball....Defence MUST DROP - opposition can pick out a quality pass which will beat the offside trap.

If there IS PRESSURE on the ball...Defence can HOLD THE LINE a bit more because the pass will be hurried and poor quality so the opposition is more likely to be offside.

GK - Communication - DROP/HOLD/AWAY etc


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