Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 1v1 Dom / Defensive Actions

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Alex Meredith
Name: Alex Meredith
City: Penymynydd
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Airbus Under 9's Defensive Actions 

Learning Outcomes - Using your body to protect the ball / arm across the defender in 1v1s


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 and defensive actions

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1v1 Domination / Defensive Actions

Players split into groups of 6 or 7 and complete same practice side by side with a coach each

Dimensions: 20x15 area, 2 target goals

Timing: 4 x 90 seconds for each screen, 60 seconds rest for coaching points

Details:

  • 1v1 defending from different positions 

  • red attacker enters and attacks goal diagonally opposite
  • blue player defends from the side, decision to engage or cover the goal 
Progression

(pitch 2)

  • starts with a pass
  • defender plays into attacker (back foot receive and drive to goal) 
  • defend from behind
Coaching Points:

 

  • Running intensity
  • Body across to protect the ball
  • Angle of approach to cover shooting line if behind
  • Arm across the body

     

What If's ?

The striker is beyond you? - no foul contact to affect his actions, arm/shoulder in

You win possession? - attack quickly, counter attack to score 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): defensive actions in final 1/3 skill practice

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Defensive Actions Skill Practice

 

Dimensions: 
  • 15 yard final 1/3 with 1v1 locked into it
  • L20xW15 central area

Timings

 

  • 4x4 minutes 60 seconds rest for coaching points

 

Details:

 

  • maroon team trying to complete 5 passes for a point
  • blues try to regain possession before playing forward into wingers
  • wide player drives to goal with a maroon player recovering to engage with him (2v2)
  • defender in final 1/3 to engage or delay depending on team mates position
  • maroon team score a point if they can play the ball forwards back to overload team

 

Coaching Points

 

  • Angle of approach to cover danger: passing lane, shooting line 

     

     

  • Body in to protect ball away from attacker
  • Defending with team mate / unit

     

     

  • Recognise situations to initiate press: bad touch, bad pass, long pass

     

     

IP

  • Forward passes and 

     

  • Forward runs and supporting on an angle

 

 

What If's?

 

 

  • lots of 2v1 scenarios in the final 1/3 ?  anticipate the pass into wide player and start recovery run to make 2v2

     

  • Maroons recover possession but face counter press in final 1/3? overload area drop to receive under low pressure and for shorter pass to get out and retain ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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