Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defending priciples

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blair mccallum , Adult Member

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blair mccallum
Name: blair mccallum
City: cumbernauld
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Aim

To develop and introduce baisc dropping and pressingf defending skills that are essential within the game of football.

Objective One

By using the progessive practices, it should allow the team to understand clearly where and when they need to begiun to press the attackers.

Objective Two.

Team based drills are heavyily included so that they can work on their communication when defending and also building a relationship within the team.

Objective Three

The coaching points provided by the coach will help the performer understand clearly how their body has to be positioned in order to make that attacker move into an awkward position.

session will last roughly an hour

Equipment

5 red, blue and white coloured bibs.

15 fully blown up size 4 footballs.

10 blue and red flat plastic markers .

20 of red, blue, white and yellow plastic cones.

Resources

Whistle.

Lesson plan.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Dynamics

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Dynamics (5 mins)

Organizational / Instructions

Players will be inside the 18 yard box, moving around freely performing a number of different dynamic and static stretches that will be used to prepare their bodies for the session ahead of them.

The stretches will include content that will be used to prepare the specific parts of the body that is essential when used in football.

These movements include:-

Flamingo- participant balances one leg, cross the other over and grabs with hand, they then stretch up and bring the leg up with them as they extend their knee on the balanced leg stretching out the hip flexors.

Lollipop:- participant lunges to the side in order to stretch the satoris muscle. After 5 seconds the participant then twist the outstretched leg.

Lunges:- these will be performed in a walking motion with the performer taking three or 4 steps in between, the knee will remain two inches off the ground in order to to maintain stability. The chest will stay up and the knee and hip must stay in a straight line in order to achieve the correct stretch.

Squats:- the stretch will be used to prime the lower back muscles and gluteus Maximus. In order to do so, performers must ensure that their back is straight, chest remains up right.

Other movements such as the Russian Walk, Flickouts and small side steps are performed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skills box (with defenders)

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Skills box (with defenders) (10 mins)

Organizational / Instructions

Players will be spilt inbto two different colours, Blues will be the attackers with the balls first and the whites will be the defenders who are putting on the preassure.

The blues will be given various skills that the have to perform to get away from the defenders.

Defenders must ensure that their body position is putting them into awkward positions where the skill cannot be performed.

If the defenders gain posession of the ball, they can move the ball outside of the area. Attacker will then go and collect the ball and bring it back into the area.

Coaching Points

Some of the skill moves may include...

- V-turn= players rolls the ball into one way, but quickly rolls it back and plays to the opposite direction.

- Cryuff= player will cut the ball back with the inside of their foot, through their own legs and back the way they came.

- Iniesta= player will play the ball onto the opposite foot so that it can bounce off it and can run onto it.

- Other skills may include, Cuthberts, Zidanes and chops.

- Defenders need to make sure they are pressin quickly.

- Body position needs to be active anfd open to press them into the awkward area.

- Scanning to see where the attackers are.

- Jocky them into the awkward position.

Adaptations

- Decease the size of the area by 5 yards each.

- Add in more defenders.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondos

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Rondos (10 mins)

Organizational / Instructions

Teams will again be split into the separate boxes, all having 4 attackers and 2 defenders within them.

Ball will start on the outside, attackers need to move the ball as fast as they can with only three touches available to them.

Defenders need to snure that they are alret to the ball and always communoivcating with their other defender about who presses and who sits in the space.

If the attacker loses the ball or plays a poor pass, one of the defenders will roatate out and swap with the attacker who played the poor pass.

Coaching Points

- Defenders need to be alert.

- Hunting down the ball quickly.

- Walking is a massive negative, wont be tollerated.

- Remember about body position.

- Scanning to find the space to cut out.

- Communicate to see whos pressing and whos sitting.

Adaptations

- Less defenders, person in the middle needs to wokr harder.

- Two touches on the outside to encourge the fast movement of the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Keeping the defensive line organised.

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Keeping the defensive line organised. (15 mins)

Organizational / Instructions

The coach (Black) will feed in the ball to either side of the square, the blues (attackers) have to aim to get 5 passes before switching it to the other side of the blues.

The defenders (white) are live once the ball has been played into either of the squares, their job is to press fast to try and get the ball back.

If the defenders gain the ball back the game is dead, the ball will be played away and the coach will then play it into the opposite square to begin the practise again.

The middle white players in the area are allowed to block any passes that may come through, thids is to try and keep their defensive line tight and organised.

Coaching Points

- Defenders must press high and hard so the drill will work correctly.

- Trying to jocky into a awkward pass or position.

- Banana press or try to disguse the press that you are doing.

- Defenders must communicate to who is pressing who etc.

- Defenders can have two pressing attackers and one sitting as an insurance.

- Passes must be well weighted.

- Scanning for the defenders, making sure all players/space are covered.

Adaptations

Make area wider.

Limit touches.

Change position of starting defenders to press.


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

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Full Game (15 mins)

Organizational / Instructions

The session will move into a full game.

The coach will be focusing on the defensive principles that we covered during the whole session.

Must ensure that the pitch is set out with the width of the 18 yard box as this is the dimensions that the team would use when playin in a full game.

Coaching Points

- Reinforce the points that were covered within the session.

- Looking for players to push their attackers out wide and into awkward positions.

- Quick pressing.

- Continued scanning throughout the game.

- Communication within the team.

- Different type of pressing everytime (Banana press)

Adaptations

- Three/Two touch to encourage quick play

- Increase the width of the area to play on the wings more.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool down

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Cool down (5 mins)

Organizational / Instructions

During the stretches, the coach will recap on what has been covered with an answer and question of the session.

All stretches that are performed are as followed...

- All stretches will be performed for 30 seconds with the captain informing the team of the next stretch or when to switch leg.

- Player will sit on the ground with both feet touching each other, they will then apply light preassure to the knees and force them lightly to the ground.

- Players stay seated, will straighten one leg and bring the other leg over. The leg that is over the other will be pulled towrads the players chest in order to stretch out the back of the hamstring.

- They will then move to the side of their body and bring up on of their legs up to try and touch the very bottom of their back. This will stretch out the back of the hamstring of the player.

- Lastly, the player will bring up their leg into a similar position to the pigeon pose in yoga and will bring their back up straight up so that their chest comes through.


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