Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): RHS - Improve defending in own half II

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Justin Almquist
Name: Justin Almquist
City: Richland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup
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Warmup (10 mins)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 team rondo

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3 team rondo (20 mins)

Setup:

Endzones are 25x15. Middle zone is 25x10.

3 teams of 6.

In possession setup with back four, #6 & #8.

Defending team presses with 3 and 3 in middle zone

Activity:

Only defense can score. 1 point for scoring behind CB's (setup 8 yard wide gate).

Must make 2-3 passes in zone before option to transfer to far zone.

Opposite team may send a player into MF zone to help transfer.

Coaching Points:

~ COMMUNICATE - put advice on each pass

~ 2-touch rhythm - 1 touch to break pressure

~ Look for diagonal passes (instead of straight forward ones)

~ Pressing team - front 3 pressing as unit; middle 3 defending passing lanes


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending crosses

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Defending crosses (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams

1 team defends, 1 team attacks

Poles acting as outside back

Activity:

#7 performs Out-In-Out with #10 to get behind defending fullback.

Opposing #3 tracks back to defend cross.

4v3 in the box to get on end of cross and score.

Coaching Points:

+ Defending priorities: 1) near post 2) picking up marks in the box

+ Body shape open to the field: see the ball and who is being marked

+ Clearances high and wide


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Midfield phase of play - defending

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Midfield phase of play - defending (20 mins)

Setup:

2 teams

both teams in 4-3-3

70x20 square near half

Activity:

Ball starts with dark team (defenders) where it's 5v7 in midfield.  Score in pug goals.

When white wins the ball they try to score in big goal.  If dark team wins ball they try to get back to midfield to score in pug goals.

Coaching Points:

+ #6 supporting the play to intercept counter-attack

+ Back 4 holding high line when we have the ball; aggressively step to stop counter-attack or loose balls

+ #2/3 reading pressure on ball to know when to step (good pressure) vs when to drop (no pressure on the ball) 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): PKs

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PKs (10 mins)


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