Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Shielding Warm Up AJ

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Alex Jones
Name: Alex Jones
City: Telford
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shielding Warm Up
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Shielding Warm Up (10 mins)

Ball Manipulation - Shielding

15y by 15y area, 5 defenders (blue) 5 attackers (red), 5 balls

I saw this on a video of a session that was on the FA Licencsed Coaches Club site. It gets the players shielding the ball, have the ball under pressure, look to manipulate quickly to move away from defenders and try to win the ball back.

Reds start with the ball and look to keep the ball away from the defenders for 1 minute, if they do so they get to go again. It is the blues job to win the ball and keep it till the 1 minute is over. It is a good warm up that gives players touches of the ball in a competitive environment.


- If players have held onto the ball for a number of games swap it over, give other players chances to defend their ball.

- Make the area smaller

- Make the games shorter

- Make it outnumbered, 4 attackers to 6 defenders.

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