Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): MD +2: Destroy - Close down space and organize defensive shape

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Alex Herrera

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Alex Herrera
Name: Alex Herrera
City: Nashville
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Phase: Destroy

Behaviors: togetherness, energy, risk taking

Principle: Close down opponents space/time - organization & marking

Desired Outcome: Improve individual defending - improve compactness

Focal Points: Connected horizontally - bravery to play FWD

Guided Discovery Questions: as needed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Destroy 2

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Destroy 2

How to play:

- 2v2, +1 / +2 progression to mini goal. 11 x 15 yards.

- Score in small goals

- +1 for a combination around opponent

- Goal = 1

Coaching Points:

- Immediate pressure on the ball to deny fwd

- Identify nearest player to pressure - force 1 way

- covering defenders position to defend FWD/recover

- Ball carrier - facing backwards, bad touch, head down


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Destroy 2

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How to play:

- 2v2, +1 / +2 progression to mini goal. 11 x 15 yards.

- Score in small goals

- 1 for pass or dribble through wide area

- 1 touch Goal = 3, goal = 2

Coaching Points:

- Immediate pressure on the ball to deny fwd

- Connected/defending within line

- shifting to cover direct player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Destroy 6

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Destroy 6

Destroy - Immediate pressure and organization within defensive shape (3x6 min)

How to Play:

- 9v9, +1 (3-4-1) Full restarts - THROW INS.

- Two offside lines - 1 point for winning ball back in same zone as you lost it in. 2 for goal, 3 for 1 touch goal.

Coaching Points: 

- Organization of our shape allow for pressing moment? Are we connected?

- Prioritize where we counterpress vs where we delay force backwards?

- Defending in #s - ball oriented space vs man? (Back pressing - squeeze ball carrier or force backward)

- Sprint defending - intention - until ball is dead


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Destroy 6

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Destroy 6

Destroy - Immediate pressure and organization within defensive shape (4x3 min)

How to Play:

- 7v7, +1 or without number up. Full restarts - THROW INS.

- 3 touch, 2 touch, 1 touch. 2.5 minute games.

- Two offside lines - 1 point for winning ball back in same zone as you lost it in. 2 for goal, 3 for 1 touch goal.

Coaching Points: 

- Sprint defending - intention - until ball is dead- 

- Compactness

- Make play predictable - roles & responsibilities

- Defending in #s - ball oriented space vs man? (Back pressing - squeeze ball carrier or force backward)


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