Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending - Reaction Warm-Up

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Alejandro Fernandez
Name: Alejandro Fernandez
City: Union
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Warm-Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Warm-Up
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Reaction Warm-Up


1. 10x10 area.

2. Four different colored cones laid out as shown.

3. Balls placed on top of cones.


1. First player on line looks to close down correct color on coach's command.

2. Player must hold defensive stance for 2-3 seconds before jogging to back of line.

3. Next player awaits command from coach to repeat the process.

Coaching Points:

1. Speed of approach - close space quickly.

2. Angle of approach - bent run.

3. Slow down as space becomes smaller.

4. Correct stance - "surfer" position.


1. Coach calls out two colors to work on quick reaction/recovery.

2. Coach calls color and direction (e.g. "red inside") to dictate which way player must show.

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