Football/Soccer Session (First Team): U11 Defending Principles

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Johnathan Caswell
Name: Johnathan Caswell
City: Ebbw Vale
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Agility tag game

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Agility tag game (15 mins)

THE SESSION:

Blue team send one player through the gate into the area. They have 10 seconds to try to tag a player and get through the opposite gate. Once they're through the next player goes.

PROGRESSIONS:

2 players go in - when either tags someone, both sprint through. Double team allowed

Team in the area have a ball each. Defenders try to steal ball instead of tag.

Players keep one ball between them

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:

Sprint towards player/ball but slow down when close

Can you corner/trap someone?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball mastery

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Ball mastery

THE SESSION:

8x8 square

In groups of 3 or 4, players dribble around outside of the square, using small touches and going outside each cone.

Right foot counter clockwise, left foot clockwise

PROGRESSIONS:

Switch to left foot counter clockwise, right foot clockwise (use pinky toe)

Perform moves at cone - drag and flick, twist off, etc

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:

This can be used as a filler while playing the 2 v 2 game

Players can dribble around the exterior of the 2 v2 grid


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending

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1v1 Defending

THE SESSION:

Players pair up and play 1v1 to cone goals.

Attacker must dribble through the goal to score

PROGRESSIONS:

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:

Defenders get in 'surfer stance' and try to delay defender

Pressure quickly then slow down as you get close

Look for a bad touch or the attacker to put their head down as signal to try to 'steal' the ball.

Can you hold the attacker up (In a game situation this enables your team mates to retreat and support you)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG1 2v2

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SSG1 2v2 (15 mins)

THE SESSION:

Two attackers and two defenders start in the middle. Coach plays a ball in to the attackers who try to turn and score on the small goal. If the defenders win they can counter attack to the opposite goal. Defenders can try to win ball after attackers first touch.

PROGRESSIONS:

Allow defenders to intercept the first pass from the coach

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:

Defenders 'lock on' - get goal side, ball side and touch tight

Defenders be patient and wait until attacker tries to turn.

encourage attackers to try to turn and beat the defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

THE SESSION:

5v5/6v6

Coach within the game

KEY MESSAGES/POINTS:

Encourage and reinforce defensive principles


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