Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Under Pressure

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Drew Munro, Adult Member

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Drew  Munro
Name: Drew Munro
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 5v2

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up 5v2
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Warm Up 5v2 (20 mins)

Warm Up 5v2 (20 minutes)

Organization

20x20 grid, 5 attackers versus 2 defenders in each grid

Details

Attacking team scores a point by splitting the two defenders

Progressions

Progress to 2 touch limit for attacking team

If defender wins the ball or deflects the ball, they replace the attacking player who turned the ball over

Coaching Points

Communication (Pressure/Cover); Closing players down quickly; Position of cover defender, be strong in the tackle


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v1, Knockout

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4v1, Knockout (20 mins)

4v1 Knockout (20 minutes)

Organizaton

3 20x20 squared, 4v1 in each square or 5v2 depending on numbers

Tiny grid set up in each box with a soccer ball in the tiny grid

Details

Aim of the game is to make 5 passes and then try and hit the ball in the middle to gain a point with 1-2 players defending

Progressions

If Defender wins the ball and is able to dribble out of the grid, she earns a point.

Progress to 2 touch limit for attacking team

Progress to 4v2

Coaching Points

Delaying the attackers pass; showing the attacker away from the ball in the middle; closing players down quickly; tackle the loose ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3 Defending Out of Balance SSG

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4v3 Defending Out of Balance SSG (20 mins)

4v3 Defending out of Balance SSG (20 minutes)

Organization

4 attackes versus 3 defenders

2 simultaneous games on a half pitch, side by side

Details

D will pass the ball into the attackers feet and the defenders have to stop the attacking team from scoring.

Coaching Points

Pressure, Cover (shape); communication; showing the attacker to his weaker side or out to the corners so she has no options; be strong in the tackle


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