Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defending

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City: Darlington
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Organisation (brief description of session):

Defend end zone & play through middle section when won ball.

1. Pressure, support, balance

2. How close? Enough to influence direction.

3. Communication.

4. Middfield defen ball been played back and intersept passes played through.

5. Strikers delay work rate. put body in passing lines.

Warm Up - Jockying technique 1v1 & 2v2.

Learning Objectives:


Tackling, body shape on approach, how fast. Low centre of gravity. Balance.


Pressure, support, balance, delay forward pass and movement.


Short sharp bursts of speed, balance & strength. Aerobic & anaerobic.

Psych/ Social:

Commitment win tackle work rate.

Coaches Comments:

Good session linked all 3 areas. i.e. defending from from front delay as long as possible, middfield closing door. ie. passing channels forward. played at a high tempo. forward play was also to a high standard.communication was probably the biggest weakness.

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