Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): small group defending 1

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small group defending 1

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small group defending 1
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Small group defending 1 (15 mins)

Session Objective: To improve defending as a central pair,pushing up,dropping off.3 defenders involved.


Area set out as above.Players start in line with rear poles (A,B).On command push up to position level with poles (C.D).Then on command players drop off to between poles A,B.All without ball.Emphasis is getting players to move forward quickly and scan each side also as they move forwards.Good communication to get up lso emphasized.

Then from position between poles C,D on command players drop off,scanning also so theysee poles A,B as stop line.Emphasis is on how players move,awareness of working together and scanning.

Key Factors:


Technique of movement back and forward

Changes of body shape anticipating need to drop off

Scanning movements


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