Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Academy W8S1 Individual & Small Group Defending (Start Time: 2017-10-03 14:05:00)

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Academy Defending

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1v1 Academy Defending

Instructions: defender knocks it in and steps to defend and tries to win the ball. when they win it, the game has ended. attacker receives it and tries to (in this order) 1. get OUT of their triangle 2. get IN to opponents triangle 3. get ACROSS opponents endline.

scoring for defenders:

3 points, win the ball inside their triangle.

2 points, if attacker dribbles out of their triangle, that's ok. protect your own triangle by shuffling your feet, keep them from entering your triangle for 2.

1 point. if attacker dribbles past you, and get into your triangle, there's still a chance to get a point. make a recovery run (shape of a J) and keep them from dribbling across the endline for a point.

0 points if they dribble across your endline.

Guided Discovery Through Defending Process:

a. "when do you stop sprinting?" sprint to close until they take their:1st touch

b. "How close do you need to be to put pressure on them?" get close enough so you are:

arms distance away

c. "why shouldn't you just run right at them?" approach from an angle so that the game is: predictable

d. "why do we keep them away from the middle?" in the game we want to force players wide and away from our: goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 knock it in knock it back sprint wide

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2v2 knock it in knock it back sprint wide

2v2 to goal + a goalkeeper

2 attackers and 2 defenders. you can use cones in a triangular shape to help dictate the scenario for them.

knock it in, get it back, and teammate who knocks it back SPRINTS wide.

in the example the attacker decides to pass to his teammate because the defender commits to him.

if the defender takes the pass to the teammate away...it is okay for them to get to goal.

it could be helpful for you to keep the same attacker and defenders and rotate the passing players only.

remember...the purpose is repitition of decision making and finishing. so keep a high tempo,

Focus on the changing of roles of the defending players, are they communicating to one another who is pressuring and who is supporting/covering?

if a player is beaten do they recover and give cover to their now pressuring teammate?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Defend and Counter attack

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3v3 Defend and Counter attack

Instructions:

central defender can defend on either side. wide defenders are defending only on their side. if the ball is far on the right side, our right defender should be pressuring, they should have cover from the central defender, and the left defender should arrive all the way centrally, as far as the center line will allow them, introducing the idea of supporting the play while we are 3rd closest to the ball

3v3 defend and counterattack.

closest defender to the ball at any time needs to PRESSURE. 2nd closest needs to support/cover them. covering player is there so they aren't beaten on the DRIBBLE, so they can't be out wide marking an opponent on the sideline.

-Defenders should be encouraged to communicate. who has pressure.

-Technique of defending is still important. How do you close down? Curved run, on a sprint, under control

-When do you close down? While ball is travelling to attacker

-Where should the support/cover defender be? Off the shoulder of the pressure defender in case they get beat.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 football match to finish

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3v3 football match to finish

2v2 + goalie or 3v3 + goalie depending on numbers. one team scores on the big goal where there is a goalkeeper and the other team scores on a minigoal.

Focus on the topic of defending. Players should implement what they have learned in a game type setting.

-Players also need to understand that once they win the ball they transition into attacking.


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