Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Stanford Defending Basics (Start Time: 2019-06-04 14:35:00)

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Diego Marroquin
Name: Diego Marroquin
City: Petaluma
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 defending
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1v1 defending

Coaching points

- front foot out, front hand out

- slightly more than arms length distance from the attacker

- grab and push back wrist whenever possible

- always initiate contact

- front foot tackling whenever possible

Progression 1

- no ball

- defender: steps out, accelerates to decelerate, tag the attackers arm to start

- attaker: make defender change front foot

- defend 2x attack 2x

Progression 2

- no ball

- defender: jog, step hard, break feet down then tag attacker to start. change front foot until half

- attacker: drop shoulder and attempt to beat defender across the line

- defender: get body acrosss the attacker

- 2x defending, 2x attacking

Progression 3

- add ball

- defender play ball across

- defender has only 1 chance to poke/tackle and it must be w/ front foot only

- defend 5x, attack 5x

Progression 4

- competition

- 2 pts if def wins ball and gets across the line

- 1 pt if attacker gets across line

- 2 minute halves

Progression 2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 defending

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2v2 defending

Coaching Points For Progression 1

- force play to 2nd defender (inside)

- active feet = quicker reactions

- low body position (ready to step/drop)

- communicate (ball, left, right, step)

- 2nd defender can't get caught flat

Progression 1

- WHITE PASSES TO BLACK AND BECOMES THE DEFENDING GROUP

- WHITE SPRINTS OUT TO GET BLACK HEAD DOWN

- BLACK MUST TAKE TWO TOUCHES

- WHITE CANNOT TACKLE

- BLACK CANNOT MOVE

- DEFENDERS WORK FOR 10-15 SECONDS & ROTATE

Coaching Points For Progression 2

- defenders can't get crossed

- communicate

- bad touch = get in

- if red cant play forward = get in

Progression 2

- INTRODUCE OVERLAP

- CANNOT GET SPLIT

- ENCOURAGE DEFENDERS TO DICTATE WHERE BALL GOES


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 defending

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4v4 defending

Coaching Points

- LOW BODY SHAPE WITH HIPS READY TO STEP/ DROP

- FEET MUST ALWAYS BE MOVING

- COVERING DEFENDERS MUST TELL FIRST DEFENDER TO "GET IN" & WHERE TO FORCE PLAY

- COMMIT TO STEPPING / DROPPING SHARPLY & WORKING FOR YOUR TEAM-Mates

Progression 1

- WHITE passes ACROSS THE GRID TO RED

- black must take two touches

- no tackling to start

- group of 4 defending cannot get flat

PROGRESSION 2

- add goals to the grid

- dribble over end = 3pts

- pass through goal = 1pt


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