Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): DEFENDING SITUATIONS (Start Time: 2023-10-23 09:30:00)

Profile Summary

TONY LUNGLEY
Name: TONY LUNGLEY
City: Maidstone
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Press. Delay, deny space, dictate. Intercept. Cover & balance. Control & restraint. Marking. Compact. Decision making. Timing of the tackle. Body shape to defend. Touch tight. Balanced. Be patient. Watch the ball. Depth. Check your shoulder. Scanning. Stay on your feet. Time & distance. Angle & speed of approach. Arc your run. Don't commit too early. Communication and organization. Show into traffic. Show away from goal. Show onto weaker side. Cut out penetrating pass. Feint to tackle. Defensive shape. Defenders line of retreat should block the attackers route to goal and invite the pass to be made in front of them. Setting traps. On the first touch.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES 1

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Learning Objectives

Technical
Technical
Body shape to defend.
Technical
Tactical
Defensive strategies.
Technical
Physical
Sport specific movements. Stamina.
Technical
Psychological
Decision making.
Technical
Social
Communication. Verbal/non verbal triggers.

DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES 1 (60 mins)

SET UP: 10 x 30 grid

GRID 1: Prevent opponent from turning: S1 passes to A. A must try to turn to pass to S2. D must prevent A from doing so. D must make up the ground whilst the ball is moving.

GRID 2: Prevent the ball from being played forward: S passes the ball to A. A must try to pass back to S. D must prevent A from doing so.

GRID 3: Forcing play down the touchline. S passes the ball to A. A must try to dribble the ball through the two red cones at the opposite end of the grid. D must prevent A from doing so by forcing A away from the target area.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES 2

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Angle of approach.
Technical Tactical
Set a trap.
Technical Physical
Physical literacy.
Technical Psychological
Problem solving.
Technical Social
Inclusive.

DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES 2 (60 mins)

GRID 4: Defending 2 v 1 - forcing play down the touchline: progression: S becomes a second defender D2 and passes the ball to A. A must try to dribble the ball through the two red cones at the opposite end of the grid. D1 must prevent A from doing so by forcing him away from the target area. D2 must immediately adopt a covering position.

GRID 5: 1 v 1 - forcing play across the field: S passes the ball to A. A must try to dribble the ball through the two red cones at the opposite end of the grid. D1 must prevent A from doing so by forcing A across the field.

GRID 6: 2 v 1 - forcing play across the field: progression: S passes the ball to A. A must try to dribble the ball between the red cones at the opposite end of the grid. D1 must prevent A from doing so by forcing him away from the target area. D2 must adopt a covering position for D1


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES 3

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DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES 3 (60 mins)

GRID 7: 2 v 2 - followed by 3 v 3, 4 v 4 etc. D2 passes the ball to either A1 or A2. The A team can work as individuals or combine as a team to dribble the ball across the D1 & D2 defensive line. The D team must combine to defend their end line.

GRID 8: retreating from a position goal side of the ball. S serves the ball to either A1 or A2 who can work as individuals or combine to score. D1 will attempt to delay the play or intercept.

GRID 9: retreating from a position on the wrong side of the ball. D2 serves the ball to either A1 or A2 who can work as individuals or combine as a team to score. D1 must delay the play to allow D2 to recover. D1 & D2 must communicate to decide whether D2 attempts to intercept or take up a covering position. D2 cannot enter the play until A1 or A2 has taken a touch.


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