Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Pressure, cover, balance small group defending - SAC United Blue 04 Boys - Sept 28th, 2017

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Nathean  Meadows
Name: Nathean Meadows
City: Silver Spring
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 1

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Stage 1 (20 mins)

SET UP: 2 grids of approx. 20yds x 15yds. 3-4 players at each end.

 

ACTIVITY:

Phase 1: Players begin by going 1 v 1 to goal to continue to reinforce good individual defending technique. Work/rest ratio is built in during the wait time at each end. Blue starts from one end, once the player scores or ball goes out of bounds, then green will attack from the other end

Phase 2: Progress to 2 v 2 to reinforce good pressure cover habits in a 2 man defending team. Same attack/defend rotation as Phase 1

 

COACHING POINTS:

good individual defending technique

low, balanced, sideways on defending technique

applying pressure and recovering centrally

communication

physical intensity and work rate


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 2

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Stage 2 (15 mins)

SET UP: 1 grid of approx. 30yds x 25yds. 6-8 players at each end.

 

ACTIVITY:

Phase 3: Remembering all the defending priorities up to this point as we now go 3 v 3 with the same alternating format of attack. Emphasis is now on our shape, recovering our position and keeping balance as the opponent attacks.

 

COACHING POINTS:

can we keep our shape and stay compact

can we pressure, recover and provide balance quickly

can we shift and maintain our connection especially in the small groups

Can we maintain a level of defensive intensity and work rate

 

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Stage 3

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Stage 3 (30 mins)

SET UP: Half field but playing approx. 50 yds wide and not full width

 

ACTIVITY:

Defending team defends the large goal. We play 7 v 5+1 with a numbers down situation for the defending team. Attacking team playing a 2-3-2 and defending team defends in a 1-3-2.

 

COACHING POINTS:

can we keep our shape and stay compact

can we shift and maintain our connection especially in the small groups

can we communicate to track runners and provide options in areas of the field

are we aware of players off the ball not just the strong/ball side

body shape as we defend with balance


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

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The Game (15 mins)

The Game: 7 v 6 + 1 neutral


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