Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending in Zone - Pressure - Cover - Balance

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Kossi Choupin, Adult Member

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Kossi Choupin
Name: Kossi Choupin
City: Manhattan/New York
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Recap of pressure and cover (roles and responsibilities of these players)

Body position of balancing player to see field

Recognition of ball movement and change of roles

Transition speed between roles


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SAQ

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SAQ (10 mins)

Organization:

-As shown

Instructions:

- Two line dynamic warmup focusing on basic coordination and athletic movements

Coaching Points:

- Quality of movements

- Rhythm and coordination of movements

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MAIN THEME : TECHNICAL & TACTICAL  REPETITION

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MAIN THEME : TECHNICAL & TACTICAL REPETITION (15 mins)

Organization:

1. 2 zones of 12X6 and 1 zone of 4 x 12 yard area.

2. 4 groups of players

Instructions:

1. Blues have to pass the ball each other.

2. Minimum 2 touches per player .

3. After 3 maximum passes, Blues must play a through ball to get a point.

4. Reds need to intercept or kick out the ball to get point.

5. One Red is allowed to close down and pressure in the offensive zone.

6. Rotate the defending team after each 2 minutes.

7. Competition between teams: The team that gains more balls win the game.

Coaching Points:

1.Recap of pressure and cover (roles and responsibilities of these players)

2.Body position of balancing player to see field

3.Recognition of ball movement and change of roles

4.Transition speed between roles

Progressions:

P1:Defenders can attack when they win the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): MAIN THEME: OPPOSED

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MAIN THEME: OPPOSED (15 mins)

Organization:

3 Zones of 5X10 yards of area

4 players into each zone

2 goals at the end zones

Instructions:

4v2, Reds play together. And 2 blues defend. If blue win the ball they get 1 point.

If Red play a through ball between Blues, they get point.

Play 90'' and rotates players.

Coaching Points:

1.Recap of pressure and cover (roles and responsibilities of these players)

2.Body position of balancing player to see field

3.Recognition of ball movement and change of roles

4.Transition speed between roles

Progressions:

P1: 3 defenders could go in the attackers zone

P2:Defenders could score in the small goals when they win the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): CONDITION GAME

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CONDITION GAME (20 mins)

Organization:

1. 2 zones of 12X6 and 1 zone of 4 x 12 yard area.

2. 6 players passing each other and 4 defenders into the middle.

3. 2 big Goals.

Instructions:

1. Defenders can intercept - tackl to win the ball and transition to attack and score in the big goals.

2. If they win the ball , transition to attack and score , defenders get 3 points.

3. Rotate teams every 2 minutes of game.

Coaching Points:

1. Role of 3rd defender = Balance

2. Distance of support and timing of clothing down ( when )

3. Quick transition from 2nd - 3rd to 1st defender when the ball is passed.

4.Communication - Individual responsability: Strong in 1vs1- Be on time when pressing (Closer-Tight...)

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GAME

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GAME (30 mins)

Organization:

40x30yards.

2 teams of 6

2 goals.

Formation: 2 -2-1

Instructions:

1. Defending together.

2. If one player is in the offensive zone when the oppenents score, it's 2 points.

3. If there are 2 players of the defensive team in the offensive zone when they scored, the goal counts 3

4. Play for 10 minutes with those rules and let them play free and observe their understanding.

Coaching Points:

1. Distance of support and timing of clothing down ( when )

2. Quick transition from 2nd - 3rd to 1st defender when the ball is passed.

3.Communication - Individual responsability: Quick closing down (closer - tight...).

4. Team compact - Transition attack to defense - Defense to attack...


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