Football/Soccer Session (U11): 20/9/17 Defending

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Paul Morrison, Adult Member

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 17 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Basic Defending : 1v1 2 v 2, 3 v 3.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): On floor drill

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): On floor drill
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On floor drill (15 mins)

Session Objective: To assess and develop technical abilities of players

Organisation:40 x 20 initially one ball between three

Variety of work;individual with ball,in pairs in threes.High tempo demanding quality receiving and distributing.Players encouraged to play ball and then quickly "hunt"another ball to get on ball again.Coach varies demands involving different movement,different parts of foot to receive,receiving back foot ,out to side,receiving to turn etc.All with ball moving and on floor.

Key Factors:

Be aware before receiving ball.Be in line and position to receive and move into space.

Quality of touch

Quality of pass

Awareness to receive , play and know where next ball to receive is.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 Defending

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1 v 1 Defending (15 mins)

Session Objective: to improve defending ,particularly 1v1.

Organisation:

12 players

Grid sectioned out as above and will be adapted to develop 2v2,3 v 3 later.

White player has ball and has five tries attrying to attack to bottom line.

Red player to defend and stop him getting past/force him out/win ball.

Then change player with ball.

Key Factors:

At initial stages work on.

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Speed to close down

aAngle of approach

Putting brakes on to hold defensive stance

Be patient


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2 v 2 defending

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2 v 2 defending (15 mins)

Session Objective: To improve 2 v 2 defending

Organisation:

Now three areas;2 v 2.Ball played by white player to red on opposite end and reds attack and white defend,Change who attacks after each turn.Can play ball straignt or diagonal.2 v 2 scenario as in 1v1 session.

As in area A, 1 plays ball to 3 and closes down'2 supports but balances off to provide cover also if 3 beats 1.if ball passed to4, 2 closes down and 1 drops off to balance.

Key Factors:

Communication - who is going to press/close man down

Angle of approach/Brakes on/

Distance and angle to cover

Movement and pivot if ball passed across.

Patience to select moment to win ball/stand ground


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 3 defending

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3 v 3 defending (15 mins)

Session Objective: To improve defending 3 v 3

Organisation:

3 v 3 : now two areas

Player A can play ball to any opposition player.Then players react and close down.One closes, and now two balance off as in B.Defending players balance or press according to which attacker has ball.

Repeat ensuring all three attackers receive ball so all three players are defended.

Key Factors:

Communication throughout

Speed and angle to close downand brakes and stance

Force player where you want him

Be patient and hold/try to nick ball

Recover when pass made across to balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wave game

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wave game
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Wave game (15 mins)

Session Objective: To improve when to close ,when to back off/balance.

Organisation:

A and B Coaches/Servers

Play to one team;they have to try to play ball to coach at one end; after achieving this they look to receive ball and play back other way.If possession lost other team then look to play end to end.

keep high tempo and emphasize when to close and when to balance off/block passing lines.

Key Factors:

Reaction to turnovers

Communication

Decision making ;when to close ,when to balance

High tempo


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Wave game with side players

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Wave game with side players (15 mins)

Session Objective: To improve defending/reactions when possession lost

Organisation:

4 v 4 with two outside players each side.Teams have to play ball to A and then work to B then a and so on.Can use outside players.Irrespective of colour outside players give ball back to teasm that plays it to them.

this should increase tempo.Rotate players.

Key Factors:

Reaction to losing and winning possession

Decision when to close,when to back off/balance

Open body to play

Communication

Openness to receive and play


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