Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): D-ODP 08-07-06's 11.05.17 1v1 Defending

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Royce Brodie
Name: Royce Brodie
City: Ashburn
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up -- Tech. Footskills

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Warm-up -- Tech. Footskills

Setup: Grids approx 12/15x20/25 -- Groups of 5/6 players

Progression I -- Warm-up

I'll lead -- Footskills - Dribbling

Speed dribble -- Use your laces (toe pointed down and slightly turned inside using the pinky toe). Use all partsof your foot -- inside - outside - sole Head Up -- Look for the open space -Small touches -- Close control Tight/close -- Change of direction/turns

Progression II

Depending on the level/ability of the players -- Have the NEXT player inline serve the balls in.

Players play ball across to the attcaking player. The Defending player closes down the space quickly and "SHADOWS" contains/delays/jockey's/ gives ground -- Doesn't try to win the ball. Just stays in front of the attacking player and SHADOWS" contains/delays/jockey's/ gives ground.

Players change lines.

Defending 1v1 Coaching Points:

1v1 defending - Role of 1st defender (pressure/delay), close the space fast to slow -- defensive stance side on -- high to low -- angle of approach -- make play predictable -- force direction -- force to sideline or weak foot -- contain/delay/jockey/don't dive-in -- get attacker to put head down --


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1's over end line

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1v1's over end line

Set-up -- Grids approx. 15x12 Depending on the numners in the groups --

Try to have an odd # of players that way the match-ups are different each round. (Example 4 blues vs 3 greens)

Depending on the level/ability of the players -- Have the NEXT player inline serve the balls in.

Players play 1v1 and try to get across the end line. Coaching points: Speed dribble -- Go at players at pace -- Use your laces -- toe pointed down and slightly turned inside, using the pinky toe. Use all partsof your foot -- inside - outside - sole

Defending 1v1 Coaching Points:

1v1 defending - Role of 1st defender (pressure/delay), close the space fast to slow -- defensive stance side on -- high to low -- angle of approach -- make play predictable -- force direction -- force to sideline or weak foot -- contain/delay/jockey/don't dive-in -- get attacker to put head down -- wait for attacker to make a mistake and when to tackle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1's to two cone goals

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Set-up -- Grids approx. 15x20 -- Two Goal/Gate Game Depending on the numners in the groups -- I try to have an odd # of players that way the match-ups are different each round. (Example 5 yellows and 4 Blues)

NEXT (2nd) player in line serves the balls across to attacking team. Attackig player tries to dribble through one of the two gate goals. If defender wins the ball they try to dribble through one of the other two gate goals.

Defending 1v1 Coaching Points:

1v1 defending - Role of 1st defender (pressure/delay), close the space fast to slow, defensive stance high to low, side on, force direction, get attacker to put head down.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Four Fields -- 4v4 + 1/2N or 5v5 +1/2N -- Game -- If we have Goal keepers use a keeper.

One team attacks Goal Defending team attacks two counter goals.


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