Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Pressure, Cover, Balance - Defending Forward

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Dennis Fernandes, Adult Member

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Dennis Fernandes
Name: Dennis Fernandes
City: South River
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Introduction
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Introduction (10 mins)

Organization:

- 4 teams of 3

- Each field split in half

- 3 v 3

Instructions:

- Recap Roles: Pressure, Cover

- Play starts by either team making a pass to the opposing team, when the pass is received two defenders move to pressure

- Offense is looking to connect 3 passes before switching ball to the 1 defender still on their side

- If defense could regain possession, play is stopped and theyre rewarded a point

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Identify who Pressure & Cover

- Communication

- How can you double team player in possession of ball

Regressions/Progressions:

R : 1 pass is needed before switching over ball

P : Defense is allowed to step in as soon as pass is made


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 1: Defending Forward

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Main Activity 1: Defending Forward (20 mins)

Organization:

- 4 teams of 3

- Each field split in half

- 3 v 3

Instructions:

- Play starts by either team making a pass to the opposing team, when the pass is received two defenders move to pressure

- Offense is looking to connect 3 passes before switching ball to the 1 defender still on their side and transition to defense to score

- If defense could regain possession, they are looking to finish on goal

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Identify who Pressure & Cover

- Communication

- Finish on goal quickly

Regressions/Progressions:

R : Only 1 pass to switch ball over

P : Defense is allowed to apply pressure when pass is made


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity 2: Defending with Balance

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Main Activity 2: Defending with Balance (20 mins)

Organization:

- 30 x 30 area split into two, setup as shown

- 3 Attackers vs 3 Defenders

- 4 Mini Goals setup as shown

Instructions:

- Teams play 3v3 across two fields

- Attacking team start with ball & enter area - aim to score in Mini Goals at opposite end

- Attacking players can move anywhere across both field

- Defending players movement is limited. Wide defenders have to stay on their field while central defender can move between fields to assist wide defenders.

- If defending team win the ball they aim to score 

- Play until a goal is scored or ball goes out. After set time rotate Attackers & Defenders

Coaching Points:

- Pressure - close down the space & deny penetration

- Angle of approach & Body Shape - try to dictate the play one way

- Communication - coach each other

- Roles of positions - Pressure (1st Defender), Cover (2nd Defender) & Balance (3rd Defender)

- Move together as a unit 

- Focus & Patience - wait for the right time to win the ball

Progressions:

P - Defenders pass the ball out to Attackers to begin the play

P - Time limit for Defenders to win the ball


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

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Conditioned Game (25 mins)

Organization:

- 3 teams of 4

- Halfway line

- Goals on each end (use GKs if available)

Instructions:

- Teams play 4v4 game inside the field

- Team in possession is looking to score on the goal of the opposing team

- Defending team aim to press high up the field in an attempt to stop Attackers cross half way line

- If defensive team can gain possession on their opponents half and score, goal is worth double

- 2 minute games, winner stays on

Coaching Points/Questions:

- Identify who is Pressure, Cover, and Balance

- How quickly can we regain possession? What can help us?

- Identify : What do I see around me when in possession of ball?

- When are moments to keep pressuring further up the field?

- Communication with each other


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