Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defensive Shape & Positioning (out of posession)

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Darren Hancock
Name: Darren Hancock
City: Doncaster
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Defensive position drill.

6 players (2 x red 2 x Blue 2 x green)

A simple drill with lots of progressions, Players A & B pass the ball between themselves on the coaches command with players C & D pressing, players C & D will not be tackling but instead shuffling to their correct positions when the ball is played between A & C.

After 30 seconds to 1 minute either player A or B switches the ball over to E or F and they follow the pass and begin to press like C & D did before them.

Again E & F pass the ball between them on the coaches command whilst A & D shuffle into the correct positions.

F or E then switches play over to C or D and continues the drill.

coaching points... closest man starts the press, 2nd runner to cut off passing angles,

PROGRESSION 1

Add another player to each unit so you now have 3 players in each, continue the same drill but explain where the added player will take up position and when.

PROGRESSION 2

Add another player to each unit so you now have 4 players in each, this will now replicate the back 4 in a defensive line up or the 4 across a middfield unit. Open the pitch out edge of 18yd box to edge of centre circle.

where possible try to put players in their correct playing positions eg... (5 & 6) or (4 & 8) or (5 & 2).


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Defensive shape Drill 6 vs 5

Now on a larger scale the blue team set up with 4 defenders and 2 middfielders,

the greens set up with 4 middfielders and one defender.

greens hold their positions only moving to receive a pass, they must pass the ball from one side to the other making the blues shuffle across and organise into the correct shape.

No tackling (just yet), focus on getting the positions right 1st.

Progression

Add 2 forwards to the green team, greens can now look to play directly through the middle to the forwards and we can now work on the blue teams defensive shape when the ball has past the middfield line.


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Defensive shape & posistioning ( phase of play)

10 vs 9

Blue team objective...score in the mini goals ( must play into 10 before shooting if it gets to easy)

green team objective.... score in the large goals

coaching points...add offside line to help bring the blue defense up, stop stand still interventions, walk by interventions. closest man presses 1st,

Preasure - cover - Balance


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