Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Defending 1v1

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Shannon Murphy, Adult Member

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Shannon Murphy
Name: Shannon Murphy
City: Voorhees
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Knee Tag

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Knee Tag

Organization:

Players will be placed in channels that are about five yards wide with a cone in the middle.

Instructions:

Players will be asked to play a game of knee tag to begin their practice. They must try to defend their knees from neing touched while trying to tap the other player's knees at the same time.

Coaching Points:

What is the best way to gain points?

Is there a better way to defend?

Is there a way to attack without leaving yourself open? If so, how?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Without the Ball

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Without the Ball

Organization:

Players will be placed in channels that are about five yards wide with cones lining the outside.

Instructions:

Players will start when they make eye contact and the player on the base line will try to not let the front player pass them. Players will work on jockeying and good defensive technique.

Coaching Points:

How can you keep the player in front of you?

Is there a way to be balanced?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): With the Ball

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With the Ball

Organization:

Players will be placed in channels that are about five yards wide with cones lining the outsides. Players on one side will have a ball at their feet.

Instructions:

Players will pass the ball to the far side of the chanel to the player that then becomes the attacker. The attacker will try to get the ball over the line the defender passed it from while the defender trys to prevent them from doing so. If the defender wins the ball, they are allowed to attack the other line.

Coaching Points:

Is there a way to prevent over commitment?

Are the lines useful? If so, how can you use them?

Should you run straught on to the play?

Are you balanced?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 full pressure

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1v1 full pressure

Organization:

Players will all be given ball in a scrimmage sized grid to work on the mechanics of their moves in game like situations in order to work on their footwork.

Instructions:

Players will be lined up facing the inside of the grid. they will play a pass to the other side of the grid and then play 1v1 until the ball goes out of play or a goal is scored. They will then work on various moves to gauge their level of skill with not only their footwork, but their passing, receiving, and ability to play under pressure as well.

Coaching Points:

Defender arcing their run

Making play predictable

Staggaring feet

Jockeying from side to side

Looking for a bad touch

Tackling then


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