Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Rush Trial Session: Defending Topics (Start Time: 2016-08-22 16:15:00)

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Alex  Schultz
Name: Alex Schultz
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Preseason Session #1 "Small Sided Defending: Pressure/Cover"

-You have introduce the concept of Pressure, cover, and balance. The 1st defender presses on the ball, the 2nd defender immediately provides support, and the 3rd defender is the balancing player

-Defending is a science

-Numbers Down: Delay

Numbers Even: Deny

Numbers Up: Destroy

-Compactness, and squeezing the ball into "pockets" in order to win the ball back quickly

TACTICAL

TECHNICAL

PHYSICAL

MENTAL


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SI Technical Warmup 4v2 Box

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SI Technical Warmup 4v2 Box (15 mins)

SI Technical Warm-Up "4v2 Box"

-10 x 10 box with 30 seconds of work. 15 seconds rest, switch roles every two minutes

-4 Players on the outside trying to posses, 2 defenders on inside are pressure/cover

Coaching Points:

-First Defender is Pressure (Speed and Angle of approach)

-Second Defender is Cover( 45 degree angle of 1st defender, needs to direct which way)

-Quick on the switch as the ball is moved

-Don't get spilt


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SII Small Sided Activity 1v1-2v2

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SII Small Sided Activity 1v1-2v2 (10 mins)

SII Small Sided Activity "1v1-2v2"

-Continuous 1v1s

-15x20 grid with small goals

-Player (1) plays ball across the grid and then sprints to play defense against the attacking player (2)

Coaching Points:

-Angle and speed of approach

- Purpose is to delay attacker

-Close down as quick as possible, directing them where you want them to go (make it obvious)

-Jockey them backwards keeping a low center of gravity and eyes on the ball

-Wait for a mistouch to tackle (poke, block, or slide)

Progression:

-Add second defender, add second attacker. Create teams and get rid of the continous rule


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIII Expanded Small sided Activity Functional 4v4

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SIII Expanded Small sided Activity Functional 4v4 (15 mins)

Stage III Expanded Small Activity "4v4 Defending"

-1/3 of the field going towards a big goal

-4v4

-4 defenders must start on the cone before getting into defensive shape

-The attacking team(Blue) must begin with a pattern and then can play free

-3 plays the ball to 4, and then overlaps. 1 makes a digonal run and 2 overlaps that player

-Two CMs join attack to create a 6v4

Coaching Points:

-You have introduce the concept of Pressure, cover, and balance. The 1st defneder presses on the ball, the 2nd defender immediately provides support, and the 3rd defender is the balancing player

Progression:

-4v4 (3 defenders and a CM)

-6v4 (Adding in two offesenive CMs)

-6v6


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SIV Match

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SIV Match (25 mins)

Stage IV Match

-6v6 game with no restricitons

-Very little coaching

-Look for breakdowns in team defending for the Stop/Freeze

-3-1-2


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