Football/Soccer Session (U11): Defending in Zone : Pressure - Cover - Balance

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Kossi Choupin, Adult Member

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Kossi Choupin
Name: Kossi Choupin
City: Manhattan/New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Key Learning Outcomes

• Recap of pressure and cover (roles and responsibilities of these players)

• Body position of balancing player to see field

• Recognition of ball movement and change of roles

• Transition speed between roles

• Reading body shape of player in possession to anticipate what they are going to do

• End product once the ball is won, can you counter attacker quickly


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MAIN THEME 1

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MAIN THEME 1

Organization:

4 Goals / 30vs 20

1v1 / 1v2 ...

Instructions:

a pass to b and close down . a must be in the red square when closing down

when b is making his 1st touch, a must be tight to b and at arm distance...

Coaching Points:

Reviews Pressure - Cover skills - Responsability as a 1st defender

Closing down - Body shape : Sideway 3/4 or facing

Where - When - Why to force the attacker on 1 way instead of another?

When and Why ( or Why not ) to switch responsability as a 1st or 2nd defender?

Progressions:

P1: 1v1 to 1v2 to 2v2 : How ,When and Where to press and cover...


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MAIN THEME: OPPOSED

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MAIN THEME: OPPOSED (10 mins)

Organization:

2 Zones of 5X20 yards of area and 1 of 20x3

4 players into each zone

2 goals at the end zones

Instructions:

4v2, Whites play together. And 2 blues defend. If blue win the ball they can finish.

If Whites play a through ball between Blues, they get point.

Play 4 minutes and rotates players.

Coaching Points:

1. Recap of pressure and cover ( Roles and responsabilities of these players).

2. Role of 2nd defender = Cover the 1st defender.

3. Pressure , be able to touch the receiver on his 1st touch and contain him

4. How to force the receiver to keep his head down when closing down.

Progressions:

P1: 3 defenders could go in the attackers zone

P2:Defenders could score in the small goals when they win the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MAIN THEME : TECHNICAL & TACTICAL  REPETITION 2

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MAIN THEME : TECHNICAL & TACTICAL REPETITION 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 2 zones of 12X6 and 1 zone of 4 x 12 yard area.

2. 4 groups of players

Instructions:

1. Blues have to pass the ball each other.

2. Minimum 2 touches per player .

3. After 3 maximum passes, Blues must play a through ball to get a point.

4. Reds need to intercept or kick out the ball to get point.

5. One Red is allowed to close down and pressure in the offensive zone.

6. Rotate the defending team after each 2 minutes.

7. Competition between teams: The team that gains more balls win the game.

Coaching Points:

1.Recap of pressure and cover ( Roles and responsabilities of these players).

2. Role of 2nd defender = Cover the 1st defender.

3. Role of 3rd defender = Balance

4. Distance of support and timing of clothing down ( when )

5. Quick transition from 2nd - 3rd to 1st defender when the ball is passed.

Progressions:

P1:Defenders can attack when they win the ball ( next screen) .


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CONDITION GAME

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CONDITION GAME (25 mins)

Organization:

1. 2 zones of 12X6 and 1 zone of 4 x 12 yard area.

2. 6 players passing each other and 4 defenders into the middle.

3. 2 big Goals.

Instructions:

1. Defenders can intercept - tackl to win the ball and transition to attack and score in the big goals.

2. If they win the ball , transition to attack and score , defenders get 3 points.

3. Rotate teams every 2 minutes of game.

Coaching Points:

1. Role of 3rd defender = Balance

2. Distance of support and timing of clothing down ( when )

3. Quick transition from 2nd - 3rd to 1st defender when the ball is passed.

4.Communication - Individual responsability: Strong in 1vs1- Be on time when pressing (Closer-Tight...)

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GAME

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GAME (30 mins)

Organization:

40x30yards.

2 teams of 6

2 goals.

Formation: 2 -2-1

Instructions:

1. Defending together.

2. If one player is in the offensive zone when the oppenents score, it's 2 points.

3. If there are 2 players of the defensive team in the offensive zone when they scored, the goal counts 3

4. Play for 10 minutes with those rules and let them play free and observe their understanding.

Coaching Points:

1. Distance of support and timing of clothing down ( when )

2. Quick transition from 2nd - 3rd to 1st defender when the ball is passed.

3.Communication - Individual responsability: Quick closing down (closer - tight...).

4. Team compact - Transition attack to defense - Defense to attack...


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