Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 1v1 Defending/Attacking

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Rodrigo Martinez

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Rodrigo Martinez
Name: Rodrigo Martinez
City: Bronx
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Coaching Points

1. Head Up 

2. Positive first touch (step touch) 

3. Speed of play when attacking defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro

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Intro (15 mins)

Organization:

- 40x20 area

- Players in pairs

- Ball per pair

- 10-15 minutes

Instructions:

- Players pass and move around area. On coaches call of "Battle" player with the soccer ball looks to keep possession, while opponent looks to steal ball. 

-Play will last for 10 seconds before coaches call of "Freeze". 

-If player in possession kept ball, but didn't go against defender they receive 1 point. If player in possession beats defender from angle the defender came at them (attacker passes defender) they receive 2 points. If defender steals ball and keeps possession they receive 1 point.

Coaching Points:

- Direction/weight of first touch

- Head up to identify new space to drive into

- Mindset - do we run away from defender or take them on?

Progressions:

- Increase time to challenge players to keep ball for longer


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity

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Main Activity (30 mins)

Organization:

- 40x30 area

- Players in pairs or teams

- Each team playing against an opposing team (4 teams total)

- 30 mins

Instructions:

1v1 Through Target

- Play 1v1 against opponents, looking to dribble ball through opposition target lanes (through 2 sets of cones). 

Played in 3 games [each game 8 mins total (4 mins offense, 4 mins defense) against new opponents]

- 1. Attacker starts with ball and dribbles out to 1v1. Defender can pressure on attackers first touch.

- 2. Attacker receives ball from team mate before taking on defender. Defender can pressure as soon as pass is made.

- 3. Attacker and defender start at attackers end line, with defender facing away from attacker. Attacker plays ball through defenders legs to receive on other side and dribble to opponents end line. Defender makes recovery run to stop attacker.

- Players rotate with partner after play ends. Attacker and defender roles rotate each turn.

Coaching Points:

- Awarness of space between you and defender

- Open body shape when receiving the ball

- How can you deny/block defenders recovery run?

- Creativity to get past defender

- After beating the defender, how do you protect the ball?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

- 40x30 area, split into 2 fields

- 3v3 on each field

- No Gk's

- 20 mins

Instructions:

- Players play small sided scrimmage, with the stipulation that player with the ball can not pass forwards. Attackers can only advance with the ball by dribbling.

Coaching Points:

- How can you support your team mate on the ball?

- Awarness of surroundings - number of defenders in your path.

- Postive attacking mindset during 1v1 opportunities


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match (25 mins)

Organization:

- 2 fields, 3v3 on each.

- 25-30 minutes

Instructions:

- FIFA rules apply. Free play

Coaching Points:

- Apply coaching points learned throughout session.


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