Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Coaching In the Game - Tactical: Defending wide areas

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Ryan Bjelland
Name: Ryan Bjelland
City: San Antonio
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Warm Up

Organization:

1.Half field set up as shown

2.12 players (1 Defender, 2 Attackers) set up as shown

3.1 ball per group (Additional around the outside)

Instructions:

1.Attacking players pass freely around the area as they attempt to get behind the defender

2.The defending player must attempt to keep both players in view at all times

3.The defender does not attempt to win the ball

Coaching Points:

1.Keep both attackers in view at all times

2.Separate player with the ball from support player to create 1v1

Progressions:

P – Allow defender to win the ball with a tackle or interception


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): diagram of team shape

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diagram of team shape

Coaching Points:

-correct shape for 3 defenders in terms of pressure, cover, balance

-Defenders shouldn't overshift and lose track of their marks

-Midfielders need track late runners into the box, getting goalside to be able to attack the ball and cover attacker

System and shape rationale: The team I am coaching is set up in 3-2-2 to allow penetration down the flanks to encourage situations where back 3 must defend crosess and play in wide areas


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Diagram of teachable moment scenario

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Diagram of teachable moment scenario

-Left Fullback doesn't put pressure on the ball


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-Midfielders fail to track runners into the box


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): diagram of two start positions

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1- Throw-in to wide midfielder blue team

2- GK serves wide left midfielder


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