Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defending 2011

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Pro-Club: Juventus Academy Boston

Tiago Mota, Adult Member

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Tiago Mota
Name: Tiago Mota
City: North quincy
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - 3 v 3 v 3 2 Box Rondo with Switch

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SSG - 3 v 3 v 3 2 Box Rondo with Switch (15 mins)

Warm Up:


Organizations:

  • x2 12 by 20 boxes, 20 yards apart
  • 3 teams of 3 players 
  • Red and blue possess, yellow defends
  • Team that loses possession become defending team
  • Coach blows whistle every 45 seconds or so, players from both boxes sprint and change boxes
  • Last player in new box, their team begins as defensive team in new box
  • 3 sets of 4 mins
  • Set 1 = free play, set 2 = 2 touch, set 3 = 20 passes and defensive team have push ups

Key factors:

  • Body shape and direction showing player when defending
  • Communication
  • Decision making on when to press
  • Cover and balance in unit of 3

Learning Outcomes:

  • Continued warm up, mental prep and introduce topics for session

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - 8 v 8 + 3 Ajax Defending Drill

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SSG - 8 v 8 + 3 Ajax Defending Drill (20 mins)

The phase of Play:

  • Defending

1/3 of the Field:

  • Mid 1/3

Principles of Play:

  • 1. Pressure the ball with the closest defenders and dictate the direction of play

  • 4. Delay when in an overload situation

Organizations:

  • 18 by 40 with 5 yard neutral zone
  • 4 mini goals
  • 2 teams of 8
  • 3 neutral players

Key factors:

  • Body shape
  • Speed of closing down
  • Provide cover
  • Decision making on pressing or block lanes

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction of principles
  • Understanding of units positioning
  • Basic ideas of defending


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function - 8 v 8 Mid 1/3 Defending

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Function - 8 v 8 Mid 1/3 Defending (25 mins)

The phase of Play:

  • Defending

1/3 of the Field:

  • Mid 1/3

Principles of Play:

1. Pressure the ball with the closest defenders and dictate the direction of play

4. Delay when in an overload situation


Organizations: 

  • Middle 1/3 with 15 yrd end zone
  • Cut field down 18 yrd box side line
  • 9 v 9, 18 players, 2 mini goals + big goal

Key factors:

  • Body shape
  • Speed of closing down
  • Provide cover
  • Decision making on pressing or block lanes

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction of principles
  • Understanding of units positioning
  • Basic ideas of defending
  • Ideas of 1-4-3-3 defending, dropping into 1-4-4-2 in mid 1/3
  • Scenario: Opposition Full back is in possession after breaking front 3 press/ Movements of players/ ball in central areas with opposition CB or CM/ Ball into forwards feet/ in behind


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Half Field Game - 9 v 9 Build Out to Mini Goals

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Half Field Game - 9 v 9 Build Out to Mini Goals (20 mins)

The phase of Play:

  • Defending

1/3 of the Field:

  • Mid 1/3

Principles of Play:


1. Pressure the ball with the closest defenders and dictate the direction of play

4. Delay when in an overload situation

Organizations: 

  • Middle 1/3 with 15 yrd end zone
  • 10 v 10, 20 players, 2 mini goals + 2 big goals with GK's

Key factors:

  • Body shape
  • Speed of closing down
  • Provide cover
  • Decision making on pressing or block lanes

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction of principles
  • Understanding of units positioning
  • Basic ideas of defending
  • Ideas of 1-4-3-3 defending, dropping into 1-4-4-2 in mid 1/3
  • Scenario: Opposition Full back is in possession after breaking front 3 press/ Movements of players/ ball in central areas with opposition CB or CM/ Ball into forwards feet/ in behind


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