Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 9v9 Defending in a low block

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Ciaran Duffy, Adult Member

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Ciaran Duffy
Name: Ciaran Duffy
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Orientation for 9v9 where blues executing a high block preventing the reds from playing out from the GK through their defensive third. Blues line up in 1-2-3-3 formation against reds in a 1-4-3-1 formation. Start with reds trying to build up good possession from the GK with penetrating passes through midfielders or wide players  


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Method: 9v9 working with reds to execute low block from 1-4-3-1 formation (no WAs) against blues playing out from GK in 1-2-3-3 (No FBs) formation. Start with blues GK. Coaching the red defenders to work as a unit and with midfield unit to prevent scoring, win the ball and T2A.

Coaching Points:

  • Good opposition orientation to try drag reds out of position 
  • Establish line of pressure and adjust accordingly 
  • Defend as a team. Ball moves, team moves
  • Nearest player presses the ball 
  • Individual body stance - low and side-on waiting for opportunity to win ball

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Method:  Maintain a solid line of defence with team moving as ball moves and no gaps between units 

Coaching Points:

  • Be compact relative to the line of pressure / limit space between units
  • Ball moves, team moves
  • Good communication from GK / defenders 
  • Anticipate long pass and establish cover and balance
  • Press ball in dangerous areas
  • Recovery runs to close space between units 
  • On winning the ball, T2A by passing forward or at least maintaining possession


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