Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending in pairs (pressure/cover)

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Brad Wolchansky, Adult Member

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Brad Wolchansky
Name: Brad Wolchansky
City: Brooklyn
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Double rondo

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Double rondo (20 mins)

Organization: 10x16 area divided into two 8x10s. Two teams of 5. Balls on the side with coach.

Description: Coach passes to one side, other team sends in two defenders for 5 v 2. Seven consecutve passes = 1 pt. If defenders win ball they play back to their own area to attack. Play is continuous. If ball goes out coach serves in a new ball. Teams should rotate defenders each time.

Optional: Send in a 3rd defender after attackers score.

Optional: Bonus point if attackers split the defenders.

Coaching Points:

- who presses, who covers

- angles of pressure/cover to steer the play and not get split

- quick thinking to find outlets on winning the ball back


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v2+1

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2v2+1 (20 mins)

Organization: 2v2+1 to small goals. 12x18 field.

Instructions:

- Kick ins from the side. No corners.

- 5 minute games then switch neutrals.

Coaching Points:

- who presses, who covers

- angles of pressure/cover to steer the play

- transition: pass or dribble forward


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4-goal game

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4-goal game (20 mins)

Organization: 25x18 field with 4 small goals (or gates) along the end lines. Extra balls on the end lines. 5v5, if we're short a player then one team plays down a man and starts up 1-0.

Instructions: 4-goal game. All restarts are from the back. 7 minute games. Make losing team do pushups so it's competitive. Run it on two fields, for the second round winning teams play each other.

Coaching points:

- make field compact

- pressure/cover

- quick decisions on winning the ball back:

- - 1st defender: can I go forward? switch? or drop it back to possess?

- - 2nd/3rd defenders: reaction to open up and receive

- - COMMUNICATION


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (15 mins)


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