Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending when out numbered

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martyn westcott
Name: martyn westcott
City: london
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Defending when out numbered

 

understanding the defensive priorties when defending while being out nukmbered. show the player in posession away from the goa and us tge 4 D's of defending constantlyh


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Screen 1 (15 mins)

Warm up saq with 1v1 & 2v2 game

 

players go through the ladders as quickly as possible

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the coach holds up a red or yellow cone, the players then have to sprint around the corrisponding flag pole and get to the ball and score as quickly as possible.


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Defending when out numbered practice games. 20x40

 

2 vs 1 then immediatly into 3 vs 2 then 5 vs 3. Game restarts after 5 vs 3 and the teams rotate who starts 2 vs1 then 3 vs 2 etc.

 

1 goal or 30 second games

 

The next players enter the pitch as soon as a goal has been scored time runs out or the ball is out of play

 

progress to offsides for realism.

 


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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Body shape defending, various touches with both feet when attacking and or counter attacking
Technical
Tactical
be aware of your pitch geography, where you are on the pitch will effect what actions you should take eg be more aggressive higher up the pith, try to delay and deflect the deeper you get.
Technical
Physical
quick feet, sharp movements and long sprints to block angles
Technical
Psychological
constant assessing of the pitch and spaces that change the decision making and options avaliable
Technical
Social
strong communication to for quick support and working together to deny space for opposition.

Screen 3 (30 mins)

3 vs 2 into 5 vs 3

 

protect the central areas. divert the ball and players to wide areas away from goal use the 4 D's of defending during this process.

 

Defensive principles when out numbered:

 

Try to make play predictable by showing the player in posession to 1 side

 

try to put yourself between the player in possession and the off ball runners.

 

be aware of where you are on the pitch, how much space is behind you and either side of you. keep your head up and facing the player in possession so you can constantly assess the space

 

react to bad touches quickly

 

DELAY- Nerest player steps to the balland slows down the opposition, allowing the rest of the defense to get back

 

DENY- deny attackers of space time and positioning close to the goal.

 

DEFLECT- deflect the attacker towards your support or get in front of the ball when an attacker moves to make a pass cross or shot

 

DEFEND- Engage with the attacker to try and win the ball and at the right time tackle if necessary

 

Basic Body Positioning Tips for Defenders:

 

Keep the attacker in front of you at an arm's length away. This amount of space will put pressure on the attacker to make a mistake, but also limit the defender from making a careless dive.

 

Stay low to the ground and use small steps on your toes to adjust for quick cuts from the attacker.

 

Never be flat footed – you should approach the ball with one shoulder first and hips facing the side of the field, not forward. Lead with a foot in front and one in back. If you approach with your shoulders forward and legs too far apart, it is very easy for an attacker to put the ball through your legs (a nutmeg) and blow by you to the goal. This body positioning will also allow you to push the attacking player to the flanks, or into an area where there are more defenders.

 

Keep your focus on the ball and not on the player's feet. A good attacker will use body movements and foot skills to try and fake out a defender – don't fall for it!

 


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