Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Covering/screening and pressuring/supporting

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Mark Coakley
Name: Mark Coakley
City: Saint John
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill practice

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill practice
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Skill practice

Set up: 25 x 25 grid. Two target zones 30 x 5 with one receiving player in each zone. A central zone with a 3 v 3.

Organization: 

The team in possession attempts to pass into their teammate through one of the 3 target gates to score. After a goal is scored target players are switched. If defending team wins the ball they transition to attack.

Coaching points:

- Focus on defensive shape and screening

- good angles of support

- PRESSURE

- encourage problem solving and decision making

- movement as a unit

- transition to defend when possession is lost

Progression:

1. 2 touch only


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - Delaying & Covering/Screening

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SSG - Delaying & Covering/Screening

Set up: 30 x 40 area. 14 players (6 v 6 plus 2 GK)

Organization:

Teams play 6 v 6 inside the field. The defending aim high up the field in an attempt to stop the attackers from crossing the half-way line. Normal rules apply. Play always restarts from the GK.

Coaching points:

- Pressure - close down the space and deny penetration of the half-way line

- Angle of approach and body shape - try to dictate the play

- Communication (ex. Cover me!, Press!, I'm on ball!)

- Responsibilities of positions - Pressure (1st defender), Cover (2nd defender), Balance (3rd defender)

- Move as a unit

- Focus and patience - wait for the right time to press and win the ball

Progression:

1. Attacking team has only 30 seconds to cross half-way line.


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Movement
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