Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 5/21 B13N - Group Defending

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Steven Steadham, Adult Member

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Steven Steadham
Name: Steven Steadham
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Group Defending - Transition

- Pressure the ball immediately after losing it, using players closest to the ball

- Get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact

- Delay the opponents' attack when outnumbered

- Pressure the player with the ball, cover and balance

- Always press in the identified situations

When to group pressure?

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Rondo - 8v4

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Rondo - 8v4 (15 mins)

Organization: - 15x25

- 8v4

Instructions: - Players switch roles if defenders score 

Coaching Points/Questions: - defensive group shifting

- "hunt in packs" mentality

Regressions/Progressions: - after (x) passes 8s can score

- two touch only

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Transition

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3v3 Transition (20 mins)

Organization: - as shown (20x20)

Instructions: - 3v3 or 2v2 transition game

- players become defense after scoring or if ball crosses endline

- new attackers on after ball is over endline or get score on

- if ball goes out of play, restarts from coach

Coaching Points: - pressure/cover

- pressure immediately after lost possession

- go together

Who's got ball?

When to all go?

Progressions: - 3v2 transition, player who shot/scored is off

Regressions: - players can't score until over halfway line

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Transition with Targets

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2v2 Transition with Targets (25 mins)

Organization: - (30x20)

Instructions: - 2v2 transition game with targets

- players start at corners, balls on right side

- players become defense after scoring or if ball goes over opponents endline

- new attackers on after ball crosses endline, defenders off

- if ball goes out on sideline, players check back to own team to receive new ball

- attacking teams have target players on opposite endline - 1 touch only

- first team to 5 wins, then switch out target players

Coaching Points: - pressure/cover

- shifting/compactness

- press right away

Who presses?

When to go together?

Progressions: - one touch finish only

- bonus point for target player assist

Regressions: - play starts with a pass to teammate

- target players unlimited touches

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Transition

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3v3 Transition (25 mins)

Organization: - 35x25

- two big goals + Gks

-Instructions: - 3v3 transition game

- players become defense after scoring or if ball goes over opponents endline

- if ball goes out on sideline, play restarts with own team

Coaching Points: - Pressure the ball immediately after losing it, using players closest to the ball

- Get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact

- Delay the opponents' attack when outnumbered

Progressions/Regressions:

R) play starts with a pass to teammate

P) one touch finish

 


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