Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): [Greenburgh U9G - Defending Pressure - Spring 2017]

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Randy Castillo, Adult Member

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Randy Castillo
Name: Randy Castillo
City: Highland Mills
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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

Organization: -15 x 20 area.

-Two teams, equal number of players.

-Split into pairs, 1 player from each team together.

Instructions: -Defending players (red) must try to tag attacking players (blue) on the knee/shin guard.

-Every time a blue player is tagged, that is a point for the red team.

-Switch roles after 1 minute.

-Team with most points after 2 minutes, is the winner.

Coaching Points: -Game is used to get players used to getting into a natural position when defending.

-Hips at an angle, not always square.

-On tip toes, not on heels.

-Knees slightly bent.

-Eyes always on the target. Woudl normally be the ball, in this case it will be the knee/shinguard area of the oppsoing player.

Progressions: -Attacking players with a ball, now defenders must try to touch their soccer ball for a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Main Theme

Organization: -15 x 20 area.

- 2 red vs. 2 blue.

-1 ball.

-1 large goal for attacking team (blue). 1 small goal for defending team (red).

-Swtich roles after few minutes.

Instructions: -Red (A) dribbles the ball and stops it in front of blue (C). (A) must touch the post before then joining the game.

-Two blue players (C and D) look to attack and score in small goal.

-(B) defends and looks to delay attack until A gets back to help.

-Red team are looking to win ball and counter to big goal. P

-Play until a goal is scored or ball goes out of bounds.

Coaching Points: Role of B (delay):

- Deny direct penetration (goal)

- Quick footwork

- When/when to delay (numbers down)

- When to step to win the ball (poor touch, out of feet)

Role of A (recover):

- Speed of recovery

- Where to recover to (most direct route to get goal side)

- Organization when recovered (who presses, who covers)

- Communication between two

- Transition to attack if ball is won.

When both A and B are in position:

-Players should be in correct defensive stance; knees slightly bent to get low, hips at an angle (not always square), ready to run backwards and to change direction, eyes on ball.

-Use foot closest to ball to poke ball away/make tackle.

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization: -15 x 20 area.

-2 v 2 each turn.

-1 ball, 1 large goal, 1 small goal.

Instructions: -Players will play 2v2 games.

-First team to score is the winner.

-Blue team will start with ball, must score in large goal.

-Red team must try to win ball, score in 2 small goals out wide.

Coaching Points: -Good defensive positioning;

-Knees slightly bent.

-Hips at angle, not always square.

-On toes, ready to run backwards and change direction.

-Eyes on target (the ball).

-Use foot closest to ball to poke ball away/make tackle.

Progressions: -Add extra defender to make game harder for attackers.

-Or add extra attacker to force defenders to cover more ground.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Organization: -Available playing area.

-2 teams, even number of players.

-1 ball.

-2 equal sized goals.

Instructions: -Normal game rules.

Coaching Points: -Look for players to utilize defending technique, but do not interrupt game.

Progressions: -No progressions, free play for the players to enjoy.


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