Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Academy W8S2 - Individual Defending

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Hasani McKenzie, Adult Member

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Hasani McKenzie
Name: Hasani McKenzie
City: Asheville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Individual Footskills

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Individual Footskills (15 mins)

Every player inside a large zone, every player has a ball. Each player dribbles the ball around avoiding contact with other players. On the coach’s signal, the players perform the footskill that was demonstrated. In between signals, the players should be focused on getting frequent touches. They do not need to run extremely fast, but they should be touching the ball very frequently.

•Skills to work on: Turning: Pullback, ½ Zico (New), Full Zico (New). Forward: Stab Push, Scissors, 1-Foot V-Pull, 2-Foot V-Pull.


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

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1v1 Academy Defending (20 mins)

Instructions: defender knocks it in and steps to defend and tries to win the ball. when they win it, the game has ended. attacker receives it and tries to (in this order) 1. get OUT of their triangle 2. get IN to opponents triangle 3. get ACROSS opponents endline.

scoring for defenders:

3 points, win the ball inside their triangle.

2 points, if attacker dribbles out of their triangle, that's ok. protect your own triangle by shuffling your feet, keep them from entering your triangle for 2.

1 point. if attacker dribbles past you, and get into your triangle, there's still a chance to get a point. make a recovery run (shape of a J) and keep them from dribbling across the endline for a point.

0 points if they dribble across your endline.

Guided Discovery Through Defending Process:

a. "when do you stop sprinting?" sprint to close until they take their:1st touch

b. "How close do you need to be to put pressure on them?" get close enough so you are:

arms distance away

c. "why shouldn't you just run right at them?" approach from an angle so that the game is: predictable

d. "why do we keep them away from the middle?" in the game we want to force players wide and away from our: goal


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2 Plus Goalkeeper (Large Goals)

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2v2 Plus Goalkeeper (Large Goals) (20 mins)

Set up one field about 25 x 30 and separate the kids into two teams. Each team sets up at one end of the field in two lines (off the field). Team A plays a ball in to team B and the first two players from each line play making a 2v2 game to large goals with goalkeepers. Any time a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, or the game lasts longer than 30 seconds the players on the field go off to the outside and new players begin a new game. The transition should be quick. After 10-12 games, make sure you switch so that both teams receive the ball to start.

•When should you close down? While ball is travelling

•Should you close down fast or slow? Fast

•How do you make sure you stay under control so the attacker doesnt run past you? Start slowing when you get closer to the attacker with small choppy steps

What body shape should you have when defending? Side on at an angle to force attacker to one side, not square.

What should the second defender do while teammate pressures ball? Be cover/support for pressure defender

Keep eye on the ball when defending

•Don't dive in


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage 7v7

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Scrimmage 7v7 (20 mins)

Facilitate the game and help with positions, positioning, and game format. Facilitate a basic scrimmage with a goalkeeper and six field players. Allow the kids to “PLAY” but give guidance when necessary. Use a “coaching in the game” approach to emphasize the topics from this week’s training. Be sure to use the labeled names for the positions!

Make sure we emphasize that the players implement the defensive principles learned during the week. Please be active even during the scrimmage, if you have to stop it and make a coaching point please do.


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