Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Defending in small groups

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Ramiro Vengoechea, Adult Member

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Ramiro Vengoechea
Name: Ramiro Vengoechea
City: Miami
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

To improve the teams ability to defend. Establishing defensive behavior and triggers to pressure and regain possession.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Double Rondo

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Double Rondo
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Double Rondo

Double Rondo (6v2)

Objective:

Defenders work together try to win possession and prevent attacking team from completing 10 passes in order to transer possession into other grid. Players switch when they lose possession. (in pairs if even).

Progression: Each pair has 5 points to start game. For every split you lose a point, for every ball won you gain a point, every 10 passes you lose a point. Defending pair work for 1 min.

Coaching points:

-Pressure/Cover together

-Stay compact to avoid split

-Techniques of: Angle, Speed and Distance of Approach, Footwork, Eyes on

the Ball, Body Shape and Types of Tackle - Poke or Block?

Progressions:

- 1 touch; 2 touch max; must take two touch.

- Defenders work for 1 min: how many balls can you win in 1 min?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v5+5 to 4 goals

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5v5+5 to 4 goals

5v5+5 to 4 goals.

Objective:

Reds vs blues in grid for 4 mins. Greens are neutral for attacking team. Team in possession must connect 5 passes before going to any goal. Defending team tries to regain possession immediately.

Coaching points:

• What? Technique - Angle, Speed and Distance of Recover and Approach, Footwork,

Defensive Body Shape and Types of Tackles - Poke or Block?

• Principles of Defense - Pressure: Who? When? Where? Why? - Delay: When? Where? Why?

Control and Restraint: Who? Where? When? Why?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Transition game

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Transition game

Transition Game:

8v8 plus GK to two counter goals.

Objective:

Attacking team reds go to big goal, it is a privilege to score on the big goal. If you score on the big goal you keep scoring on the big goal but opponent restarts from the GK. If blues win the ball they score on the two counter goals and quickly counter attack and change direction to attack the big goal, reds transition to defense and defend big goal. Team to 10 points wins.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play

Free Play 8v8

Coaching points:

Reinforce defensive principles


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