Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending against an overload Sample Session

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Warm up (15 mins)

Organization

- Play inside a circle with the approximate diameter 30 yards

- All players start in the circle

Activity

- All players move the ball showing any skills they would like to aslong as the ball stays on the floor, encourage as many touches as possible

Progression

- Stuck in the mud

- There are 3 players selected as taggers without a ball, they attempt to tag all those players who have a ball.

- The rest of the players attempt to stay away from the taggers as they dribble around the area

- If tagged the player with the ball stands still with their ball in their hands above their head and their feet wide apart.

- To be released a team mate must pass the ball through their legs

- See which defending team can get the most people stuck in the mud by the end of the time

Progression

- Rather than the players tagging the opposition they have a ball in their hands that they then have to throw off the attackers ball to get them to be stuck in the mud

Coaches Emphasis

- Awareness of players and space

- FUN

- Lots of touches on the ball

- Communication to make others aware you are stuck in the mud


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global 3v3/3v2

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Global 3v3/3v2 (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 45 Field

- Coach has 10-12 balls at the side of the field

Activity

- The game begins as a normal 4v4/3v3 small sided game

- Whenever the ball goes out of play the last player to touch it must run around the opposite goal before rejoining their team

- While the player runs around the net the coach plays a new ball to the other team who attacks with an overload

- If a goal is scored this counts as the ball going out of play and the goal scorer must run around the opposition goal

Coaches Emphasis

- Closest player closes

- Body shape of first defender

- Delay the forward momentum

- Support from other defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Analytical

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Analytical (15 mins)

Organization

- 15 x 20 Area

- One mini goal at one end of the area

- A flat disc line is placed 5 yards out from goal

- One defender starts on the flat disc line, one waits next to the goal

- Two attackers stand at the opposite end of the grid to the goal

Activity

- The defender passes to the attcakers who attack 2v1

- The defender attempts to prevent the opposition scoring in the mini goal

- If the defender wins the ball they pass in to the next set of attackers to end the game

Progression

- Add a recovery defender that begins 15 yards behind the attackers

- Recovery defender can join on the attackers first touch

Emphasis

- Close as high as possible

- Stop the shot

- Delay forward motion

- Cut the pass if possible

- Dont sell yourself

- Be patient


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

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Global 3v3 (15 mins)

Organization

- Two fields 20 x 30 in size

- Players in teams of three

Activity

- Two Up soccer, teams play for two minutes to find a winner or first to two goals

- The losing team leaves the field

Progression

- Team that wins plays with a player less every time they win

- If they win with 1v3 they get to bring back all three players for the next game

Coaches Emphasis

- Closest player closes

- Body shape of first defender

- Delay the forward momentum

- Support from other defenders, Angles and distances


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