Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending - Warm Up

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Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Highlands Ranch
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 (5 mins)


1. Open area set up as shown

2.12 players set up as shown

3.12 balls set up as shown


1. Players move around the area using various running techniques, sideways, forward jog, and back shuffle

2. On the coach’s command of ‘Ball’ each player must close down the nearest ball as quickly as possible

3. The coach observes to see which players are the quickest to find a ball

4. On the coaches command of ‘Moving’ players then start to move around the area again

5. And the exercise is repeated

Coaching Points:

1. React and close down quickly

2. Slow down as you approach the ball

3. Bend the knees, stay sideways on to the ball


1. P – Take away a ball each time so that there are less balls than players

2. P – Move balls into new spaces by passing them as the command is made

3. R – Work players in pairs in a straight line, closing down the same ball each time

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