Football/Soccer Session (U11): Pelham Rush U11 defending 1v1

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Jeremy Brown, Adult Member

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Jeremy Brown
Name: Jeremy Brown
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 9 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ
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SAQ

Organization:

As above (x 3 stations)

Instructions:

On coaches signal, players move as quickly as possible from their starting point to the color of cone called, and back again. Players make three quick movements and then sprint through to the end cone.

Coaching Points:

- Speed of reaction

- Speed of footwork (small quick steps)

- Body shape


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

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Preventing Turn 1v1

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

- A takes a touch out of feet to begin game

- B is the attacker. A passes to B

- C is the defender. C can also move on A's touch

- B is looking to score in the goal marked 1

- If C wins the ball, they are looking to score in the goals marked 2

- Play game until a goal is scored of the ball goes out of bounds

- Next ball plays immediatley

- Play for 90 seconds, and then rotate roles.

Coaching Points:

- Speed of reaction of defender

- Get touch tight

- Option 1 - Intercept pass and go to goal

- Option 2 - Spoil the pas (poke ball away)

- Option 3 - Prevent the turn and be patient

- Body position and physicality

- Eyes on the ball

- Mentality to win the ball

Progressions:

- 90 seconds per station. Keep score and make it a competition.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Organization:

4v4 game. 2v2 in each half. 1 player can join attack on dribble.

Play one goal games, winners stay on.

Coaching Points:

- Awareness of what we are defending (the goal)

- Starting position (deny penetration but be close enough to cover press opponent as ball travels)

- See the ball and the opponent

- Quick pressure as ball travels

- Anticipation to intercept if the pass is a poor one (underhit or inaccurate)

- Transition upon winning ball

- Rest defence when team is attacking


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Organization:

4v4, regular rules. Offsides are in effect.

Instructions:

One goal or 2 mins. Winners stay on. Track each team's points (three for a win, one for a tie)

Coaching Points:

- Shape as a team when defending (compact)

- Organisation (who is accountable for who)

- Good 1v1 defensive technique

- Quick reactions in the moment of transition

- Rest defence when attacking


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