Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Individual Defending Sample Session

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Am-Club: Oakville Soccer Club

Gareth Davies, Adult Member

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Gareth Davies
Name: Gareth Davies
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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

- Create a circle roughly 25 yards in Diameter

- All players in the circle

- choose 4-6 players to be chasers

- 2 balls between the chasers

Activity

- The four defenders are aiming to throw the ball to each other in order to tag the attacking players

- The defending players are not allowed move when in possession of the ball

- The attacking players are looking to stay away from the ball and not get tagged

- If the attackers are tagged they then become a defender

- Last attacker left becomes the winner

Coaches Emphasis

- FUN

- Awareness

- Speed

- Change of speed and direction


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global

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Global (15 mins)

Organization

- 30 x 40 Field

- Field split equally into 3 width ways

- one player from each team plays in each channel

Activity

- 3v3 SSG with limit of the ball can move through the channels but the players have to stay in their own channel

- Creates a 1v1 to score

Coaches Emphasis

- Close quickly

- Keep the attacker In front of you

- Do not get beat

- Patient

- Move your feet


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

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Analytical 1v1 (15 mins)

Organization

- 10 x 15 Area

- Place a 5 yard gate in the centre of one end line

- At the opposite end line place a cone opposite the centre of the gate

Activity

- 1v1 defending without the ball

- The attacker steps out from opposite the gate, as soon as this happens the defender steps out and attempts to prevent the attacker running through the gate

- The defender is only attempting to tag the attacker

- After each go the attacker and defender switch

Progression

- Add a ball to the drill with the defender having to gain full control or get the ball out of the box for the drill to be over

Coaches Emphasis

- Close down quickly

- Slow down on approach

- Body shape

- Foot movement

- Patience


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Global  3v3

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Global 3v3 (15 mins)

Organization

- 20 x 30 Field

- 3v3 game

- First goal wins

- Winner stays on

Activity

- Winner stays on 3v3 game

- Encourage alert and pro active defending to prevent leaving the field

Coach Emphasis

- Closest player closes

- Don't sell yourself

- Patience

- Where is the ball going next? Anticipate


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