Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Small Group Defending

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Scott Jenkins
Name: Scott Jenkins
City: Roanoke
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Individual Technique

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Passing Individual Technique
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Passing Individual Technique (20 mins)

1. Players work on passing and 1st touch. After passing, the players work on defensive movements at backwards angle. Alternate side that you work where you are attacking. Attacking player dribbles across end line to score. Defender works on delay defending at an angle and can counter to opposing end line if they win the ball.

2. Add players to the corners. Players continue working on Passing and 1st Touch, now working on approach angle. Corner players attack by dribbling across the end line. Progression: 2v2 (center player and either end player attack two corresponding defenders.)

CPs: Body Shape. Approach. Passing/Defending: are the players able to focus on both sets of details at a high level? Does the defender have proper technique? Communication (Pressure/Cover)


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

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1v1 Defensive Approach (20 mins)

Player 1 plays ball to Server/Coach, and approaches Player 2. Server/coach redirects ball for Red team player to receive and attack. Red Team is looking to attack either corner goal. If Defense wins the ball, defender dribbles to end line to score. Progression 2v2, 3v3

CPs: Red Team: Are the attacking players using creativity? Approach from White team: is the defensive approach under control? In Front. Can the defender keep the player in front? Sideline: Is the defensive player using the sideline to their advantage?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 Partner Defending

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3v2 Partner Defending (25 mins)

Attacking team (Red) starts by moving the ball in large grid. Red is looking to play a pass into either small grid to goal. White team: Can only have 1 player in each gridat a time. If white wins the ball, they counter by dribbling to endline to score.

Progression: Red dribble into small grid. Or add 4th Red player who can float between small grids.

CPs: Chasing. Are the players working together, or is one player chasing the ball? Communication. Are the players working together or against each other. Angles: are the defensive players cutting angles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v3/5v3 + GK

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4v3/5v3 + GK (20 mins)

Introduce small group defending principles. If too difficult, remove one attacker. White defensive team is working on shifting, stepping and pinching. Red attacking team can attack goal on the dribble or on the pass (offsides in play). Red Attacking team must complete 3 passes before moving to final third grid.

CPs: reading teammates. Are the defensive players making decisions based on teammates movements? Intensity. Are the defensive players working hard to cover ground? Ownership: Are the defensive players taking pride in not giving up goals.


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