Football/Soccer Session (U11): 25/9/17 Defending

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Paul Morrison, Adult Member

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Paul Morrison
Name: Paul Morrison
City: warrington
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 17 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Fast pace technical warm-up

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Fast pace technical warm-up (15 mins)

Session Objective: To improve touch and speed of movement with ball over 5 yards

Organisation:

4 players in square.They play to outside player,make wide run and open body to receive ball back foot and then move quickly with ball over 5 to 10 yards to enter box.Then out of box and repeat with another player.

then vary::4pass on outside,enter square and go out to the left/right/turn and go out same way you went in.Basic but coach's role is to emphasize and encourage players to receive the ball and move quickly to box and speed of interchange on outside.

Key Factors:

Open body to receive

Quality of touch

Moving ball quickly but under close control


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Basic passing drills

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
RWTB
Technical Tactical
positioning
Technical Physical
speed
Technical Psychological
realism
Technical Social
body language

Basic passing drills (20 mins)

Session Objective: Fun Passing drill

Organisation: 20 x 20 yard square,equal number of players on each corner..

Two rules: players always run clockwise around square.

pass the ball in direction of run of player who passes you the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 plays ball to 3 (pass A)and runs to 2. 3 plays ball to 2(i.e. to where 1 has run to ,pass B ) and runs clockwise to 4.Next pass (c) goes to 4 (where 3 has run to) and so on

Extension. Limit to two touch then one.

reduce area-move square to 5 yards square and play one touch!!

Key Factors:

Quality of touch to receive.

Quality and timing of pass.

Awareness to watch players run.

touches

control

agility

tight low turn

speed


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1,2v2

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Defending 1v1,2v2 (15 mins)

Session Objective:To improve defending in 1v1 and 2v2.

Organisation:As before.15 metres by 15 metres.Corners coned across 2 metres each side of corner.

Now 2v2.Player A plays ball to either of B players and two A players now defend.Nearest A player closes down.Other A player balances off to support and cover.Coaching to also focus on balancing off if ball moves from one B player to other.

Once the ball goes dead or B scores, A and B players move to the right and join other groups.So B goes to the back of C and A moves to the back of D.

Then the practice continues with D playing diagonal ball to C corner.This means as players rotate they will get opportunity to attack and opportunity to defend.

Key Factors:

Pressure -nearest man closes down quickly,angles,distance and shape as before.

Support and cover-second man takes angle and distance of front man.

Communication-determine who will close down, then last defender must communicate and "control" situation.

Prevent goal being scored.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1,2v2

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Defending 1v1,2v2 (15 mins)

Session Objective:To improve defending in 1v1 and 2v2.

Organisation:

15 metres by 15 metres.Corners coned across 2 metres each side of corner.Player A plays ball to Player B.Player A then follows ball to defend B getting ball into corner area(area behind red cones in A corner).Once the ball goes dead or B scores, A and B move to the right and join other groups.So B goes to the back of C and A moves to the back of D.

Then the practice continues with D playing diagonal ball to C corner.This means as players rotate they will get opportunity to attack and opportunity to defend.

 Key Factors:

Cover the ground quickly to close down.

Brakes on to close down, about 1 metre away.

Low crouched position.Be patient,Threaten the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Defending 1v1,2v2

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Defending 1v1,2v2 (15 mins)

Session Objective:To improve defending in 1v1 and 2v2.

Organisation:As before.15 metres by 15 metres.Corners coned across 2 metres each side of corner.

1v1 .Player A plays ball to first B player(1),who receives ball and shields from second B player(2),who is behind him. B2 must now prevent B1 scoring in B goal.

Once the ball goes dead or B1 scores, B players move to the right and join other groups.So B goes to the back of C and A moves to the back of D.

Then the practice continues with D playing diagonal ball to C corner.C1 holds and C2 defends.This means as players rotate they will get opportunity to attack and opportunity to defend.

Key Factors:

B2 to stay tight and not allow B1 to turn.

Be "touch tight",make sure you can see ball.Be patient but pinch ball if possible.

Stop attacker turning or getting past.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Small-sided games Heading

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Small-sided games Heading (15 mins)

Objective: to develop attacking play

Practice organisation

Pitch 60 by 40.

2 appropriate sized goals.Balls by side of goals.

Game starts by goalkeeper feeding .

One side restricted to two touch

Key factors:

Movement to receive

Positive attitude


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