Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending 2v2 and 3v3. Defending a pass

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Marek Sienkiewicz
Name: Marek Sienkiewicz
City: MagicFootballAcademy
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (15 mins)

King of The Ring

Organisation:

- 25 x 25 area set up as shown

- 12 players (8 attackers & 4 defenders)

- 8 balls

Instructions:

- Select 4 players who get into pairs & connect by holding the same bib, they start game as Defenders.

- Defenders are not allowed to break away from each other/let go of bib.

- Attackers aim to dribble ball & protect their ball from being kicked out by the Defenders - not allowed outside of area.

- If Defenders kick Attacking player's ball out they are out

- Play until the last Attacker is left.

Coaching Points:

- Angle of approach

- Communication - coach each other

- Interchanging of positions - Pressure (1st Defender) & Cover/Support 2nd Defender

Progressions:

- Increase/Decrease the size of area

- Defenders tag the attackers instead of kicking their ball out.

- When an attacker is tagged, he is frozen, when second attacker gets tagged, they become a pair of defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Screen 2 (20 mins)

2 v 2 Defending 3 goals

Organisation:

- 20 v 30 grid

- Teams of 2

- 3 goals on each side

- 1 ball

Instructions:

- Coach plays the ball to the attackers, defendres enter the pitch and game starts

- Play till the goal is scored or 1min

- Switch sides after 5 min

Progression:

- Limit time to 30s

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Coaching Points:

- Pressure (On the player with the ball).

- Cover (Deny penetration of pass & dribble).

- Balance (Communicate and work as a group. Anticipate where the ball might go. Force mistakes).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (20 mins)

Defending in Balance

Organisation:

- 50x30 grid split into 3 zones (one 20x30 and two 10x30)

- Groups of 3 are facing opposition on the other end of the grid

- Suplly of balls with coach

Instructions:

- Practice starts with: ball fed in by coach to one team who proceed to attack opponents 3v3 & move the ball (under control) into opponents’ end zone to score.

- The ball can be either dribbled to the defenders zone or passed, but it has to be under control of the attacking team

Coaching Points

- Pressing player: distance and body position.

- Support players: distance, depth, angle & team balance.

- Tracking runners whilst maintaining sight of the ball

- Take personal responsibility for opponent when deciding to defend.

- Concentration & managing player inter-changes of position, as a unit of three

Progressions:

- Add 1 player on each side line to assist team in possession & increase potential to make wall-passes (1 touch only)

- Add 1 player in opponent’s end zone to play into & receive a return pass before entering end zone (1 touch only)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4 (20 mins)

Defending a Pass

Organisation:

- A grid split into small 4x4 squares

- 1 player in each square

- 6 attackers(red), 3 defenders(blue)

- 1 ball

Instructions:

- The aim of the attacking team is to pass the ball across to the other side

- The aim of the defending team is to intercept the pass

- If the attacking team manage to pass the ball through and the ball is received - they get 1 point

- If the defending team manage to intercept the pass - 1 point

- Play for about 2 min and switch teams

Coaching points:

- If the ball is in your lane, come out and pressure the attacker

- The other 2 drop down, cover and cut off the path

This is quite difficult but works really well with the Elite team and older groups


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 5

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Screen 5 (15 mins)

Small sided game

Coaching points:

- Defending team has to put pressure on the player with the ball

- Make sure the players defend as a unit and don't just run out and slide tackle or try to kick the ball out


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