Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 4/7-Defensive principles-B14B

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Enzo Bertolotti, Adult Member

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Enzo Bertolotti
Name: Enzo Bertolotti
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives:

-Pressing the ball as a compact unit (3 or more)

-Preventing opposition team from playing through pressure

-half the pitch Restrict opposing team to space, cut passing lanes with balanced pressure

What?: Creating a compact block with 1st/2nd/3rd defender. Creating a press that prevents opponents on the ball from playing into new space

Who?: 1st/2nd/3rd+4th defender closest to the ball

When?: -Transition moment( as soon as we lose ball)/ When the opposition #2,3,4,5 receive the ball in their own third

Where?: In vulnerable areas of the pitch/ furthest away from own goal

Why?:To disrupt opposition build up +recover the ball closer to opponent goal

Get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact

Delay the opponents' attack first when outnumbered

Pressure/cover communication between 1st defender/2nd defender

Quick defensive group shifting


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro-2v2 (+4 targets)

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Intro-2v2 (+4 targets)

Organization: 2v2 (+4)

  • Target player and teams play N-S, E-W

Instructions:

  • inside players combining then playing both their target players for point

    - play 4min games


Coaching Points/Questions:

  • - staying compact as a defensive pair

    - pressure / cover communication

    - quick 1st defender / 2nd defender shifting


Regressions/Progressions:

  • P:- 3v3+4 or similar

    - 20x20 area

    - make it one directional for both teams

    R: - add neutral(s)

    - 10x10 area



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Mian - 2v2/3v2s

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Mian - 2v2/3v2s (20 mins)

Organization: - (30x20) area

- divided into three zones (20x10)(20x10)(20x10)

- 3v2s in outside areas, 2v2 in central area

Instructions: - round 1: first to 21 passes win

- round 2: connect passes from every area for point, play to 5

- round 3: add goals, make it directional

- if ball goes out, play restarts with coach

Coaching Points/Questions: - quick transition to defending when ball is lost

- pressure the ball immediately after losing it, using players closest

- get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact

Regressions:- make space bigger

- add neutrals 

Progressions: - defending movement between areas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 4 zones

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Main - 4 zones (20 mins)

Organization: (60x30)

-2 teams (With keeper)

-4 zones, 2 in each half

-Play resets with attacking team

Instructions: - 5v5 or similar if needed add neutral

- Each team will have 5 minutes to attack, play will reset with the attacking team.

-Defensive team tries to prevent the opposition from play out of the zone they receive it in.

- 3 Points to recover the ball in quarter zone of the pitch, 1 point to recover the ball in half zone of the pitch

-When defending team wins the ball, counter quickly, if scored they receive 3 points

-Attacking team receives 5 points for ever goal scored.

- 5min games

Coaching Points: - defensive group shifting/covering in middle and defending thirds

- communication of when to win the ball, which way to force

- Prevent the opposing team from playing out of the zone by pressing the ball, covering space and cutting passing off lanes. In units of 3 or more players.

- Pressing movement to prevent playing into another zone(Body shape, angle of press)

Progressions: - goal is scored from ball being won in attacking third 3 points 

Regressions: - add neutral(s)

- add line of confrontation 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition - 6v5

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Condition - 6v5 (20 mins)

Organization: - half field or similar size

- 6v5 or similar

- counter goals at half

- attacking #7,8,9,10,11

- defending #1,2,3,4,5,6

Instructions: - attacking team play to big goal

- defending team to counter goals

- play restarts from coach if needed, let the game flow

Coaching Points: - defense staying compact

- communication between 1st / 2nd / 3rd defenders

- defensive shifting as a group

- defending shape off the ball 

When to group press?

Progression: - if defensive goal is scored within 5sec = 3 points

Regression: - add line of confrontation for defending team


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match, 3 team

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Match, 3 team

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