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

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Nol Serqa, Adult Member

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Nol Serqa
Name: Nol Serqa
City: Bronx
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

This practice emphasises the importance of making intentional passes that are aware of the people around the ball.


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 (15 mins)

Organization:

Two teams.

Instructions:

Red players with ball dribbling in the area.

Yellow players in pairs passing with each other.

Yellow gets a point for passing between gaps created by other players.

Change dribblers and passers every 60 seconds.

Coaching Points:

Correct passing technique.

Anticipation of movement from supporting players - players on the run.

Angle of approach.

Progressions/Regressions:

P: Players dribbling with the ball can block the passing lanes.

P: Take away surfaces


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Acivity 1

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Acivity 1 (20 mins)

Organization:

3 group of 4 players. Each group with one ball.

Instructions:

3 teams of 4

Blue team is the defensive team, they have to intercept the passes between red players and black players. As soon as they make 5 passes they switch. Twi players from the defence can do pressure wherever the ball is. Two other players must stay in the middle.

Coaching Points:

1 - Pressure, cover, balance.

2 - Heads up to observe target

3 - Movement off the ball.

4 - Disguise pass

5 - Open up your hips


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual/Group Tactics

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Individual/Group Tactics (20 mins)

Organization:

As seen above.

Scoring gates against wall. Corners equals 2 points, center equals 1 point.

Balls

Instructions:

Players score by passing the ball off the wall behind the defenders.

Points will be counted as the same number of passes team completed before scoring (i.e. 4 passes before scoring = 2 points).

Coaching Points:

Quality of the passes

Communication

Disguise pass (don’t be predictable)

Progressions/Regressions:

P: Scoring with a curve, no look, backheel, or toe = 2 points.

P: X amount of passes before scoring wins the game.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game

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Game (25 mins)

Organization:

3 teams of 4.

Instructions:

No Offside

When the ball is out, restart with pass.

Coaching Points:

1- Quality of the passes

2- Be creative with passing the ball ( Not so predictable )

POP


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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Shaded Pitch Area

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