Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defensive technique - Pressure

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Chris Hambleton, Adult Member

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Chris Hambleton
Name: Chris Hambleton
City: Point Pleasant
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knee tag warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knee tag warm up
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Knee tag warm up (15 mins)

Instructions:

In pairs, must face each other the whole time

1 point if you can tage your partner's knee

Coaching Points:

- Look for opportunity to tag

- Be on your toes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Introduction (20 mins)

Organization:

- 20x30 area

- Players in two's, one ball per pair.

Instructions:

- Players pass and move around area. On coaches call of "Battle" the player with the ball looks to maintain possession, while partner looks to steal. If player in possession is able to hold onto ball until coach calls "freeze" they are awarded 1 point. If partner is able to steal ball and keep possession, they are awarded 3 points.

- Play 2 min rounds, with players keeping score. Change partners for each round. Players should be partnered up with team mate of similar ability.

Coaching Points:

- Close down with speed, slowing on approach.

- Look for opportunities to steal ball - heavy touch, weak foot.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 recovering defender

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2v2 recovering defender (25 mins)

Organization:

- 20x30 area as shown above

- players split into two teams

- 2v2 on the field, with remaining players positioned behind their respective goals.

- Soccer balls evenly split between two teams and positioned at respective goals.

Instructions:

- Game begins 2v2 on the field, with ball played in by coach. Once attacking team has a shot on goal (irrespective of scoring), the player that took the shot must run and give the coach a "high 5". Their team mate remains on the field.

- As this is happening the, the current defending team leaves the field from the nearest side and two new players from that team dribble a new ball into the field. At this stage they look to score 2v1. Once original attacker has given coach a "high 5" they return to help their team mate on defense.

- If attacking team score they are awarded 1 point.

- If sole defender steals the ball before scoring they are awarded 3 points.

Coaching Points:

- Side on, low center of gravity.

- Position body to cut off pass to supporting attacker.

- Look to steal ball when opportunities arise.

- Look to delay attacker and wait for support from fellow defender if unable to steal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): small sided game

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small sided game (25 mins)

Organization:

- 2 fields, 3v3 on each.

- 20x30 area for each field.

Instructions:

- If team steals ball in opponents half of the field before scoring, team awarded 3 goals. Goal scored in any other way worth 1.

- All other FIFA rules apply

Coaching Points:

- Apply coaching points learned throughout session.


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