Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defending as a team

Profile Summary

Angelo Sabblah
Name: Angelo Sabblah
City: Portland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives:

1. Know and recognize triggers for a high press.

2. Understand when we are not in a position to press high, drop off and wait for the next opportunity.

3. Recognize when our press has been broken and slide into a low block.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up

Set up

Area 20x20 yard grid with lines of cones seperated every 5 yards.

Rules and Conditions

Players go through PEP routine including Motor Movement,

Dynamic Stretching, Strength, plyometric and sprint (with changes

of direction) phases. Focus on techniques and landing mechanics


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2

Set Up

Area 30x60 split into two halves (to make 30x30 areas)

Rules and Conditions

Teams to possess the ball in their half of the area. 2 defenders to press the ball to win it. Every 4 passes, 2 more defenders join the area. When the defenders win the ball, the game transfers to their half and they must keep possession.

Coaching Points

1st Defender

- Decide where to force

2nd defender

- Support on boxing the ball in

Keep ball on one side.

Prevent switches of play.

Mark inside shoulder.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 1

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Animation 1

Set Up

Half field with goal at each end.

Rules and Conditions

Play Scrimmage rules.

Coaching Points

1st Defender

- Decide where to force

2nd defender

- Support on boxing the ball in

Keep ball on one side.

Prevent switches of play.

Mark inside shoulder.

Compactness.

First defender, delay forward play

Team recover diagonally back to protect half.

Trigger to press again?

Slide into low block when press is evaded.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Animation 2

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Animation 2

Nearest Player to try and force the ball to one side of the field.

This acts as a trigger for the rest of the players (everyone) to begin pressing the nearest player to them.

Make sure to mark open side shoulder so you can force the player back into pressure. The idea is to keep the ball in that half and prevent switches of play.

Remember, we want to make the playing area as small as possible for your opponent.

When we get the ball back, go to goal as quickly as possible (if there is an attacking option).


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Movement
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