Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 09 Functional Defending

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James Spence
Name: James Spence
City: Trophy Club, Texas
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending

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1v1 defending (20 mins)

1V1

Split players into two teams and bib up (Blue / Reds)

40 x 30 pitch, blue start with the ball

Blue dribble across the pitch with a Red partner in front of them jockeying

Blue player jockeys and moves backwards keeping about a meter away

When players reach the far line they swap

Progression

Add Penny to shorts and try and steal.

Attacker tries to weave and turn

Attacker tries to take on defender

Defender can tackle

Coaching point:

Body position

On toes

Jockeying

Free style attacking, can we stop them getting past?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defensive Reactions

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Defensive Reactions (20 mins)

Length of game:10 to15 minuts.

Organization/Rules: Player pass in pairs. After few passes, one player stop with the sole of the foot.

- The partner sprints to touch the ball with their foot as soon as possible.

- Next a player decides to let the ball roll through his legs.

Coaching points:

- Quick reactions.

- Close the space as the first Defender as quickly as possible.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Clearance

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Ball Clearance (20 mins)

Players serves a ball to the Defensive Player. The Defensive Player must "clear" the ball diagonal to the opposite side of the field.

Progression:

Start with Defensive Player getting two (2) touches and progress to one (1) touch

The Player presses the Defensive Player after she serves the Ball

Coach Plays different types of balls into the Defensive Player, for example: bouncing, in the air, etc.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure & Cover

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Pressure & Cover (20 mins)

Defending Principles - Pressure and Cover

Players with the ball must overlap after passing it to receive the ball back.

Players without the ball must talk "I got the Ball" to pressure and "I got the cover" when running to cover.

CP: passing the ball with inside of the foot.

Overlap all the way to receive the ball.

Talk to pressure and to Cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 recovery

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1v1 recovery (20 mins)

Set Up:

A - RWB to cone and takes shot

B - As soon as A shots player B looks to drive at cone and shoot

C - 1st shooter reacts and recovers to cut off B

Details:

- Reaction

- Intent

- Speed

- Line of goal

- Area to show

- Slow down when in distance.


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pitch Line 2

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button