Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Futsal - Man-Marking

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James Heffernan, Adult Member

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James Heffernan
Name: James Heffernan
City: Birmingham
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Man-marking 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Man-marking 1
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Man-marking 1 (10 mins)

Set up:

  • Yellows are trying to score, and blues are defending
  • Create two sessions at once in opposite halves of the field (the extra session is only possible if you have an Assistant)
  • Set out a target area in front of the opposition box
Rules & Scoring:
  • Blues are told who they need to mark and MUST stay with that player when they don't have the ball
  • Yellows win 3 points if they score
  • Blues win 3 points if they can pass the ball and receive it in (or dribble into) the red target area
  • Swap sides after x2 mins
  • Reward attacking with 1 point every time they 'lose' their marker
  • Reward defending team for every x seconds they ALL stay with their marker - start with 5 seconds, and build it up
  • When the group understands the concept, can you create small-sided games across the pitch? 2v2, 3v3 etc to ensure as many kids are active as possible

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