Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): GU13B-Wk17B-Defending Principles-Pressure Cover Balance

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Damian Wickie , Adult Member

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Damian  Wickie
Name: Damian Wickie
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warmup -Pressure

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Warmup -Pressure (10 mins)

Activity-Pressure (15 mins)

SET UP: 10x10 yrds 4 cones with even groups lined up behind them.

PROCEDURE: The ball is passed to either the right or left all the way around the groups. When a player is about to receive the ball, the player at the opposite cone presses the player (encouraging to force the pass) to the next player. Once a player passes the ball ball they join the other group beside them. i.e pass right go left. Player pressing joins the goup he is pressing.

PROGRESSION: Pass can go either left or right any time, player pressing to dictate the direction of the pass.

COACHING POINTS: Read the 'trigger', press qucikly, body position, force direction of pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Compactness - Pressure & Cover

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3v3 Compactness - Pressure & Cover (20 mins)

SetUp

3 teams of 3, penalty area. One team defends, one attacks and one rests.

Organization

Defenders in Yellow must work on staying compact and preventing (penetration) shots on goal while staying inside the box. Attacking players must pass the ball to create space to set up a shot on goal.

Progression 1: Attackers must play 3 passes before being able to attempt a shot. Defenders shift with ball movement. If win ball can play out to waiting team for a point.

Progression 2: Attackers can shoot after first pass, full pressure defending with counter goals. Defenders can score 2 points by dribbling to gate or 1 point by passing to waiting team

* Rotate teams after set period

Coaching Points

Shift together stay compact

Deny Space & Time - Close down quickly but don't dive in

Deny Penetration - Stay big and block shots

Body position side on, touching distance, knees bent

Balance/Weight on front foot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 5v4 Pressure, Cover &Balance to Goal

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5v4 Pressure, Cover &Balance to Goal (20 mins)

SetUp

4 defenders, 5 attackers and a keeper

Organization

Attacking players after reveiving a pass from the GK must combine to create space and set up a shot on goal. Defenders must work on staying compact and preventing penetration. If the defending team wins the ball the counter to gates . When the game is finished ball starts again with GK

Switch attacking and defending teams

Coaching Points

Deny Space & Time - Close down quickly but don't dive in

Body shape and angle

Cover & Balance defender roles

Communication & organization

Disciplined tracking of attackers

When ball is played backwards step up


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (20 mins)

7v7 scrimmage small practice pitch 30x60

Focus on Defensive shape and movement. See if players apply drill knowledge to game scenario


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