Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): GU10 ADP Defending Week 2

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Mohamed Nosarka, Adult Member

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Mohamed Nosarka
Name: Mohamed Nosarka
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Focus on individual defending skills and supporting defenders providing cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-up: Rondo

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Warm-up: Rondo (10 mins)

Organization:

8 to 10 players in each group

Attackers to defenders ratio at 3:1

Attackers on outer perimeter in a circle and defenders in the centre

No cones are needed but don't let attackers play too wide

 

Instruction:

The attackers keep possession for as long as possible.

A defender will switch positions with the attacker who lost possession.

Possession loss includes bad passes and the ball straying too far because of poor receiving.

 

Coaching Points:

High Tempo to get warm

Don't stop play to coach.

All players need to get a chance to defend to get warm.

Encourage players to take up centre mid position to keep possession as this will allow perimeter players to move as well.

Circle should not be too wide as we are looking for quicker movements from defenders, changing directions quickly, and improving agility, balace, coordination, and speed.


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

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Global: SSG 3v3 (15 mins)

Organization

Playing area 25x15

Pinnies for each team

Many balls behind each goal line

Vary the size of the goal, depending on the type of game i.e. dribbling through, shots on goal.

 

Instruction:

Teams play 3v3, attempting to score on goal.

On goal kicks the defending team must retreat.

Have teams play other teams in a tournament style.

 

Progression

Defending team wins a free possession or half point if they win possession in opponent's half with all defenders in opponent's half.

 

Coaching Focus:

Pressure by closest player to ball carrier

Body position relative to ball carrier

Angle of approach to ball carrier

Speed of pressure in different areas of pitch/zones


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

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Analytical: 2v2 Defending (15 mins)

Organization:

Combine the 4 teams from the previous activity, creating 12 players in total.

Set 3 teams of 4 players each.

See diagram for equipment and set-up

Pinnies for each team

 

Instruction:

The coach will begin each play with a pass to the attacking pair and the attackers will attempt to score in either of the 2 goals by dribbling through.

The defending pair will begin at the corner of the goal line closest to the coach.

3 points for the defenders who win possession and dribble the ball over the opponent's goal line.

Switch in a new team into defense after 4 minutes.

Teams restart when the ball goes out of play.

 

Coaching Focus:

Pressure by closest player to ball carrier

Body position relative to ball carrier

Angle of approach to ball carrier

Speed of pressure in different areas of pitch/zones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global: 7V7

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Global: 7V7 (20 mins)

Setup:

2 Teams

7v7 including goal keepers

Use retreat markers at one-third

 

Instruction:

LOTG 7v7

 

Coaching:

Let players make their own decisions.

Provide encouragement and manage regular substitutions every 2 minutes.

Provide coaching to players on the bench - ask questions and find out what they would have done in the same situation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Cool Down

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Cool Down (5 mins)

Cool Down for 5 minutes.

Player led activity with stretching included.


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