Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): 1v1 Recovering Defender

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Alan Sharp
Name: Alan Sharp
City: Glasgow
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 6 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Drill
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A 25 x 25 yd grid with two balls set on cones 10 yds apart at one end of the grid.

At the opposite end three cones / two goals are set 6/7 yds apart.

Black team line up (attackers, without a ball) to the side of the first cone on the sidefurthest from the balls.

The Yellow team (defenders) line up 3/4 yds behind the line of the cones with a ball.


A dribbles the ball between the cones and steps on the ball for B,then A sprints around the far cone to give chase to B.

B takes possession of the stopped ball and speed dribbles to try to penetrate the 4 yd shooting zone in front of the three balls at the opposite end of the grid to shoot and knock a ball off.


The Attacker must shoot before the 4 yd shooting line to demonstrate composure and accuracywhen finishing.


Adjust the position of the 2nd cone to make it difficult for the defender to get around and give close chase. Then gradually move the cone nearer so the defender has a better chance of catching the Attacker.


Get the ball out of your feet with a bold first touch then use the outside of the foot to keepcontrol at speed.

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