Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defending - Pressure, Cover

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Jonathan Galeano, Adult Member

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Jonathan Galeano
Name: Jonathan Galeano
City: Swiftwater
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1  - Defending

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

Organization: 10x20.

Instructions: 1v1

Coaching Points/Questions:

What are you defending? (the goal)

Where should you be when defending? (goal side - between the player with the ball and the goal)

How should you defend? (surfing - one foot forward and the other back, knees bent)

When should you defend? (when we don't have the ball)

Why should you defend? (so the other team doesn't score)

Who should defend? (everyone in the team that doesn't have the ball)


-Pressure attacker to force mistakes. 

-You don't always have to win the ball but as long as the other team doesn't score, you did a good job, and even better if you win the ball back.

-Use the lines to your advantage, the attacker has limited space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 - Defending (Pressure, Cover)

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2v2 - Defending (Pressure, Cover)

Organization: 20x20.

Instructions: 2v2

Coaching Points/Questions:

What are you defending? (the goal)

Where should you be when defending? (goal side - between the player with the ball and the goal)

How should you defend? (surfing - one foot forward and the other back, knees bent)

When should you defend? (when we dont have the ball)

Why should you defend? (so the other team doesnt score)

Who should defend? (everyone in the team that doesnt have the ball)


-One teammate pressures, the other covers. When the attack passes the ball, the defending teammates switches roles (pressure, cover.)

-Should both players defend or press the player with the ball? (Depends)

- When does it depend? (where the ball is and where on the field the game is played)



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

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Conditioned Game

Organization: 20x20. Adjust grid if needed.

Instructions: 2v2. In order to score, you must pass half of the grid to score. You can dribble or pass to team mate to score. Team that scores stays on.

Defending team, if you win the ball back and score, the goal is counted as 2 and you stay on. 

Coaching Points/Questions:

-Defending team, dont let the attackers pass the half. What can you do so they dont reach the half? (Pressure)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game

Organization: Game. Half the field.

Instructions: Depending on players, 2 or 3 teams of even numbers if possible. Rotate teams if more then 3 teams. 3 mins or first to 2 goals.


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