Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Pressure, Cover & Balance

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Gordon Brett, Adult Member

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Gordon Brett
Name: Gordon Brett
City: Athlone
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 1
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Method: 3 v 3 Pressure, Cover & Balance. Objective is to stop forward play, win the ball back and get it over opposition end line. N.B. DEFEND the BALL & the Goal.

Coaching Points:

Pressure: Closest Player presses the Ball, Makes Play Predictable, Don't allow opposition Time on the Ball, Don't Tackle unless you are Sure you can win the ball. We are happy if the opposition pass backwards or even sidewards. 

Cover: Closest Players to the Pressing player, Deny Short Passes to the side of the Pressing Player, Become the Pressing Defender if the Attackers beats the First Pressing Player. 

Balance: Further from the Ball, Cut Out Passing Lanes Forward Between Pressing Player and Cover Player. 

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