Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): DEFENSE WORK

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Emilio Colon, Adult Member

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Emilio Colon
Name: Emilio Colon
City: Flushing
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Introduction (10 mins)

Organization:

Set up a 30x40 field 

8 cones spread around randomly

2 teams of 4/5 players each

1 ball per pair of players


Instructions:

Divide the players in pairs, attackers dribble around trying to stop the ball on the disc for a point. Defenders have to stay with the attacker and step on the disc before the attacker can get the ball there. Rotate defenders with attackers every 2 minutes.

No tackling, players are only competing vs their partner.


Coaching Points:

-Pressure fast,

-Angle of body

 - how can we force players to dribble to the spaces with no discs?

-Body Shape on approach (Low, Knees bent)

-Use toe pokes to fake tackles

-Be patient and identify the right moment to tackle

Progressions:

Allow defenders to steal the ball, they become attackers when they get the ball and the roles reverse. R: every player with a ball 

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity

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Main Activity (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up two 1v1 stations as per the image.

4 balls per field


Instructions:

-1v1 Activity starts on attackers (Red) first touch

-defenders have to recover in the run and be able to steal the ball or block the shot

-if you steal the ball and score on their goal you get two points.

-red gets 1 point per goal

-every two minutes we switch.

Coaching Points:

-Be ready for attacker's first touch (on your toes)

-Use shoulder to fight for ball

-Try and get our body between the ball and the player

-Identify the right moment to tackle

-Don't allow shooting

-Be ready for fakes

-Quick counter attack when recover the ball

-Cut the angle off between the attacker and the goal. (run to goal)

Progressions:

Give a couple of yards of advantage to the attacker. R if attacker is scoring too easily but defender on field 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up 2 fields 1v1 stations as per the image.

-4 balls per field


Instructions:

Defenders pass to the player on the opposite line and put pressure on them right away by sprinting down the field to play defense.

- 1 point for a goal 2 points for a defensive stop 

-each round should not take more than 20-30 seconds.

-switch every 2 minutes.


Coaching Points:

-Get to the ball fast

-Slow Down on approach

-Angle of Approach (Force player to his/her non-preferred foot, sideline, etc.)

-Body Shape on approach (Low, Knees bent)

-Use toe pokes to fake tackles

-Be patient and identify the right moment to tackle

 

P: 2v2 R: defender has to wait longer 



Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Match

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Match (35 mins)

Organization:

5v4 or 4v4 with 1 neutral with no GK, lot of space to have 1v1 situations happening frequently and no GK so they need to be very proactive to defend and block shots to stay on the field.


Instructions:

2 teams Fifa rules 


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