Football/Soccer Session (U10): Defending 2v2

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Patrick Fuentes, Adult Member

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Patrick  Fuentes
Name: Patrick Fuentes
City: Bayville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup

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Warmup

Organization:

As above

Instructions:

6v2 keepaway. Player who loses ball and the player who passed to him switch with the two defenders on a turnover. A split, or ten passes means the defenders go in again for another turn.

Coaching Points:

Defenders positioning. Stay together


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Whole

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Whole

Organization:

2v2 games

Instructions:

Players play 2v2

Coaching Points:

n/a

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 1

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Main Activity 1 (10 mins)

Organization:

- 6 players per area

- 2 Players on middle line

- 2 players on either end line

Instructions:

- 2 middle players pass the ball between themselves and pause the ball for 3-seconds before playing next pass.

Coaching Points:

- Movement as ball travels

-Body shape and mechanics (knees bent, on the balls of feet, angle of body to player in relation to cover)

- Covering player being in position to block penetrating lane 

- Communication between players (specific information)

- Pressuring player keeping pressure on if attacker dribbles the ball

Progressions:

- Central players can exchange positions by dribbling the ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 2

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Main Activity 2 (10 mins)

Organization:

- Same as previous.

Instructions:

- Same as previous but now middle players are able to score in either goal if opportunity presents itself.

Coaching Points:

- Quick transition between roles (switching between pressure and cover)

- Communication between players (tone to work as a motivational tool)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game (optional)

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Conditioned Game (optional) (15 mins)

Organization:

- 3 teams

- 2 vs. 2 in each half, 4 vs. 4 on field

-2 neutrals one in each half

Instructions:

- Players have to stay in own half and play 2 vs. 2 to goal.

-Anytime ball go outs ball gets played in by servers

-90 second games

Coaching Points:

- Starting positions to deny penetration

- Moments to pressure the ball

- Winning ball, if not then preventing the turn

- Position and communication of covering player


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Whole

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Whole

Organization:

2v2 games

Instructions:

Players play 2v2

Coaching Points:

-Communication between players (specific information)

- Pressuring player keeping pressure on if attacker dribbles the ball

-Moments/cues to be aggressive to win the ball

-cues to press vs retreat

Progressions:


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass

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