Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending 1v1 and 2v2

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Ramsey Freeman, Adult Member

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Ramsey Freeman
Name: Ramsey Freeman
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (10 mins)

Organization: Set up as shown.

Even amount of players for each grid.

Instructions: Juggling Challenge to start.

Different speed, agility, quickness exercises: sprint, forward shuffle, backward shuffle, bunny hops, ski jumps.

Coaching Points: Footwork, on toes, knee ups, pump arms - relate to game, quickness with and without the ball.

Progressions: P1 - Races

P2 - Pinnies


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tag Game

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Tag Game (10 mins)

Organization: Set up as shown above.

Instructions:

- Play 1 minute games of knee tag. Winner moves up league ladder, loser moves down.

Coaching Points: - Bend knees

- Stay low

- Quick feet

- In and out quickly

Progressions: No progressions.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1 Defending

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1v1 Defending (20 mins)

Organization: Set up as shown above.

Instructions: - Defender plays to attacker then joins area and the two go 1v1 to the offset goals. Play until the ball goes out of play or a goal is scored. At that point next defender plays in to the next attacker. Game is continuous. Swap roles after 3 mins.

Coaching Points:

- Quality of pass

- Speed of pressure

- Angle of approach

- Last step in, first step back

- Body position, Side on, stay low

- Eyes on ball

- BE PATIENT!

- Front foot poke tackle when the time is right.

Progressions: Competition between the two teams.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 with keepers

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2v2 with keepers (20 mins)

Organization: -Set up as shown above.

Instructions: - 2v2 on field. Each tim ethe ball leaves play a new ball comes in from the endline where resting players are stationed. Change players on field every 2 minutes.

Coaching Points: - Pressure and Cover (position of cover - distance angle)

- Quick organization upon transition to defending.

- Correct execution of 1v1 defending.

- Quick transition between roles of first and second defender when ball is passed.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Free Play

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Free Play (30 mins)

Organization: - 3v3 teams - Winners stay on

Instructions: - Regular game rules.

Coaching Points: - Look for players to utilize defending/pressure cover knowledge during scrimmages.

Progressions: No progressions, let the players play and enjoy.


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