Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending: From Front

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Am-Club: Real Colorado

Alexis Nieves, Adult Member

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Alexis Nieves
Name: Alexis Nieves
City: Littleton
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 10 points
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 (10 mins)


1. Open area set up as sho n

2. 12 players (6 teams of 2) set up as shown

3. 6 balls

4. Players are 10 yards apart


1. Players pass the ball back and fourth between each other

2. When one player stops the ball the other must run into close

3. The defender then returns back to their starting position 10 yards away from the ball

4. The sequence is then repeated

5. Either player can stop the ball at anytime

Coaching Points

1. Close down quickly

2. Slow down as you approach the attacker

3. Bend the knees stay sideways on to the ball

Progression/Regression :

1. P - Allow players to perform tackling techniques when they arrive

2. P - Allow the player that stops the ball to try and go around the defending player

3. R - The ball is stopped on every third pass so players know w hen to close down

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