Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending Session 4

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Andy Garcia, Adult Member

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Andy Garcia
Name: Andy Garcia
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Day 1 of Defending. Focus on individual defensive skills and understanding, as well as the mentality or attitude we want to exhibit.

Key points:

-defend as a team - how can I help?

-never give up - you are in control of situation.

-Main objective: don't let the ball behind us. How can I/we accomplish this?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ball Mastery

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Ball Mastery (10 mins)

Organization (2 setups): Players dribble around the box while defenders have 90 seconds to knock out as many attackers as possible. Attackers do toe taps and return. Defenders with least points does toe taps

 

Coaches Role: Encourage intensity, get attackers to take on defenders *Attackers get 1 point for successfully beating defender - have attackers keep track of own points*

 

Technical: Type of tackle: stab/block/hook, defensive stance, angle of approach, curving your run

 

Tactical: Using the touchline, spotting players with their head down

 

Psychological: Sense of urgency when defending, competitive

 

Physical: Body contact, strength while running

 


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

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1v1 Defending (15 mins)

Organization (3 setups, ~10x15 yards): Attackers take on defender and pass to team mate on far side who tries to take on defender and play to opposite side. If the defender wins it they must play out to their team mates. Player who lost the ball stays in the middle to defend. Players must remain within gates when receiving pass.

 

Coaches Role: Keep supply of balls and tempo going. Paint a game related picture

 

Technical: Angle of approach, defensive stance, tackle types, finding the transitional pass

 

Tactical: Cutting off space to reduce the field, forcing to weaker side

 

Social: Guiding/advising/supporting your team mate while off

 

Psychological: Desire to not get beaten, determination and composure to quickly defend again when beaten, staying with the player after they beat you

 

Physical: Body contact, strength while running, recovery runs

 


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

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3v2 Defending (20 mins)

Organization (15x20 yards with 5 yard endzone): 3 attackers try to get ball + 1 player into end zone vs 2 defenders. Play for 5 min rounds. If defenders win it/force an error they get a point and play to the waiting attackers who roll on. Defenders see how many points they can get. If new ball is needed coach just plays to next attackers.

--To start: Attackers must dribble into endzone

--Progression: Can pass to teammate who meets ball in endzone (not waiting there)

 

Coaches Role: Be ready with new balls to keep tempo high, encourage attacker to play at tempo and take people on. Paint a game related picture

 

Technical: Angle of approach, defensive stance, tackle types, finding the transitional pass

 

Tactical: Cutting off space to reduce the field, forcing to weaker side, showing towards team mate, pressure/cover

 

Social: Guiding your team mate, calling out roles pressure/delay

 

Psychological: Desire to not get beaten, determination and composure to quickly defend again when beaten, staying with the player after they beat you

 

Physical: Body contact, strength while running, recovery runs

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)

6v6 SSG

No restrictions

Encourage and acknowledge Defensive success

Think: How can we keep the ball in front of us? (pressure, cover, delay)

 


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