Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): 4 goal 3v3 DEF SSG

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David Lattavo
Name: David Lattavo
City: Stouffville
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4 goal 3v3 DEF SSG

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4 goal 3v3 DEF SSG (15 mins)


20x20 grid with 4 goals. 2 teams of 3.


Training load: moderate to high 3 sets of 2 min with 1 min rest                     


Defend in groups of 3. Defend in a triangle. The point guides the press, the closest def press ball other defenders cover and balance. looking to switch off and prevent switch

Key Factors:

Defending as a unit. Looking to cut off path towards net. Speed and angle of approach. Constant communication. Looking to delay the attack with Pressure, cover, balance

Looking to cur off the space quickly. Pressing on cues= bad pass, while ball is moving or in air.


1) When outside attacker receives ball, closest DF should have already Pressed and cut of space towards goal. 2nd defender to Balance space in central channel. 3rd def balances

2) As ball is switched to opposite side, DEF must pivot and the 2nd DEF now becomes 1st DEF

3) DEF must coordinate movements with each other.

In Possession: DEF looking to play combos quickly to around defenders to score 


the number of passes created before scoring, leads to goals. you team makes 5 passes before the goal, the goal is worth 5 points.

Limit touches of attacking team to score.

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