Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defending crosses - individualised

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Andrew Kelly, Adult Member

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Andrew Kelly
Name: Andrew Kelly
City: Wrexham
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1 v 1 / Defend Cross

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1 v 1 / Defend Cross

Individualised session for defending and clearing crosses in to the box

GD - 3

Blocks: 2 x 3 mins with 2 min rest 2. 2 x 3 mins with 2 min rest

Session

- The CB's are on the edge of the box with 3 sets of pole 4 yards apart

- On the coaches command the first CB runs between the 1st pole and the coach throws the ball for the defender to either head or volley back to the coach

- The CB must then recover into the box, where a ball will be delivered into the box for the defender to clear

Size : 4 yards between each pole

Focus : Recovery defending / defending crosses in chaos

Getting feet set and body position correct to win and clear ball

Type of clearance for the type of crossing into the box

Clear high and wide out of the box

Variations

Wingers can cross from either side

High and Low crosses

2 different sets of poles to run to adding bigger distance for player to recover from

2 defenders can go at the same time


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 2

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Variation on the practice

Add 2 strikers into the practice. The strikers will run to the cones and recieve the ball from the coaches. They will then play out wide to the wingers who will cross the ball in for the striker.

The CB's will drop into the box and watch the runs of the strikers into the box and attempt to win or clear the ball out of danger.

Does the CB clear the ball high and wide?

Does thr CB have the right position and track the run of the striker?


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