Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defenfing 1v1-Pressure

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Jose Sagal, Adult Member

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Jose Sagal
Name: Jose Sagal
City: Somerset
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1: technical-unopposed

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Activity 1: technical-unopposed

Organization:

1. 20 x 10 yard area setup as show n

2. Groups of 3 players setup as shown

3. 1 ball

Instructions:

1. The ballis positioned atthe centre ofthe area

2. Players take itin turns to close the balldow n

3. A s they approach the ballthey need to slow dow n and settheir body shape to defend the ball

4. A fter they have setand held their body position for 2 seconds,they run through to the other side ofthe area and

the nextperson in the group sets off

Coaching Points:

1. Close dow n quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow dow n as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees,stay sideways on to the ball

Progressions:

1. P – Tim e the activity and have the group close the balldow n as m any tim es as they can in a settim e period

2. P – H ave players m ove the position ofthe balleach tim e so thatthe closing angle changes

3. R – H ave players w ork in 4’s to increase the restto repetition ratio

4. R – H ave players m irror each other from the other side so players see a picture each tim e they close dow n the ball

(developing players can then copy)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2: Defending 1v1-closing down

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Activity 2: Defending 1v1-closing down

Organization:

1. 20 x 10 Yard A rea setup as show n

2. 6 players (4 A ttackers and 2 D efenders)set

up as show n

3. D efender starts w ith the ball

4. A dditionalballs by the defender

Instructions:

1. The activity starts w ith the defender passing the ballinto one ofthe tw o attackers

2. The defender is perm itted to close the attacking player dow n on their firsttouch

3. The attacking player m ustattem ptto penetrate the end line

4. A fter each attem ptthe attacking players joins the nextline and the defender re-starts the activity from the center

5. Points are aw arded for a successfuldribble or tackle

6. Rotate players after a set time limt

Coaching Points:

1. Angle and speed of approach.

2. Body Position should be sideways on and low to the ground.

3. Be patient

4. Correctoption to block or poke.

Progressions:

1. P – Allow 2nd attacker to supportthe ballfrom behind.

2. R – Reduce the closing distance for the defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3:conditioned

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Activity 3:conditioned

Organization:

1. 30 x 30 yard area setup as show n

2. 8 players (2 A ttackers,2 Defenders,4

Targets)setup as shown

3. 1 ball(A dditionalaround the outside

Instructions:

1. Teams score by receiving the ball from one target player on the outside and making a pass to the other

2. If the defending team wins the ball they look to repeat w th their own target players

3. Players are perm itted as m any touches as required and can com bine w ith one another in the m iddle

4. The ballis notallow ed to be passed back to targetplayers once the ballis in play

5. Ifthe ballleaves the area the gam e is restarted by the opposing team s targetplayer

6. Play to a settim e lim itand ensure thattargets are rotated atregular intervals

Coaching Points:

1. Close dow n quickly as the balltravels

2. Slow dow n as you approach the attacker

3. G ettouch tight– preventthe attacker from turning

4. Prepare for nextaction -D elay or Tackle

Progressions:

1. P – A llow attacking players the opportunity to pass backw ard to targetplayers

2. R – Reduce the size ofthe area so thatdefending players have less space to protect


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble

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