Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Cedar Stars Academy U15 DA - Defensive Principles 3

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Graham Rennie
Name: Graham Rennie
City: Morristown
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Defending
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2v2 Defending (15 mins)

2v2 Defending

Organisation

Defenders play out to attackers who play 2v2 to goal in a 20 x 30 yd area.

Progression

3v2 in favour of attackers

Coaching Points

- Pressure on the ball - bodyshape (forcing wide)

- Cover position

- speed to adapt positions


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 Defending

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4v4 Defending (20 mins)

4v4 Defending

Organisation

Attacking team pass the ball between the four players to move the defence in their shape. On coaches call 'ATTACK' the team in possession play to goal. Defenders dribble over end line to score.

Progression

5v4 in favour of attackers

Coaching Points

- Communication - 'slide' ' 'up' 'drop' 'cover'

- distances between defenders

- force play to the outside

- bodyshape of defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GRP

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GRP (40 mins)

Game Related Practice

Organisation

Ball starts with goalkeeper. Team in possession try to play out to find one of three target players. Three attacking players then move forward to create 8v7 situation to goal.

Progression

Player that passes to target player must run around cones before heading back into play.

Coaching Points

1) Set up for playing out / defending from the front

2) Transition into defensive shape

3) Re organising when out of balance

Play for 25 mins to finish session. Two back 4s in place.


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