Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending the 1v1 and D>A

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Juan Bijkebbe, Adult Member

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Juan Bijkebbe
Name: Juan Bijkebbe
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up
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Warm up (20 mins)

Organization:

Area of 12x12.

Four cones in each side of the grid evenly spaced.

Lines of players behind cones

One ball is needed.

Game is continuous

Instructions:

Players pass the ball to the right and go to the left one.

As the ball travels, player from cone accross puts pressure on the ball.

Coaching Points:

Body positioning when pressuring, next player reading that cue and already jump starting his defense.

Progressions/Regressions:

Make the players decide where they pass to, but always as pass to one side move to the opposite side.

Fully opposed in which players now have to take the ball and dribble away from the grid to score a point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending the 1v1

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Defending the 1v1 (35 mins)

Organization:

Even number of players, into two teams, blue and white. 2 goals, cones in the half way lineline.

Space 30wx36L.

Each player outside has a ball.

Instructions:

Player on blue starts with the ball. Player on red defends.

Player on offense has to attack the opponents goal. If defender steals the ball, he can go to goal or pass back to one of his teammates to create a 2v1. If blue steals the ball, he can pass back and create a 3v2. This is ongoing until it is 5v5. In these cases, the last player that touches trhe ball is the one that stays to defend the next attacker.

Whoever scores, stays in the game.

The opponent waiting in line with the ball comes in and attacks the defender.

If ball goes out of bounds, on white's half, blue stays in and another white attacks the current blue player.

The team with the most goals wins.

Coaching Points:

Body positioning to delay the players on offense

When to tackle vs when to delay

Transition to the offense

Progressions:

Make it 2v2


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (30 mins)

Organization:

Even numbers in a shape that allows 1v1 match ups

Instructions:

Free game in the area given.

Coaching Points:

Pressure on the ball guiding the player and taking away one option.

Make it compact, keep it compact.


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