Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending

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JASA Coastal Surge
Name: JASA Coastal Surge
City: Jacksonville
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 color possession

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Passing, Receiving, dribbling, turning
Technical Tactical
Understanding how and where to create space both on and off the ball
Technical Physical
movement, running
Technical Psychological
Awareness, composure on ball, intelligent movement
Technical Social
teamwork, communication

3 color possession

Progression 3

Competitive multi-directional possession game (4v4v4)

Start with Blues and Yellows against Greens. If Greens win possession of the ball the side that gave away possession then becomes the defending team. (coach needs to give clear commands as to which team is defending to avoid confusion)

Coach can limit touches depending on the needs of the players

Key factors

Communication - can players give good information to help passing players and receiving players

Awareness - can players scan early to identify the player with the ball, who is the next pass that can break pressure.

Movement - quick transition. Close down early

Position- 1v1 defending, move feet keep attacker in front. no diving in, be patient. Touch tight


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressure, cover, balance( width)

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Pressure, cover, balance( width)

Organization:

Set up as shown. 3 teams of 4. Lots of balls

Instructions:

Red and Yellow team play together against blue team. Blue team cannot leave their area shown. The Red team must pass the ball around to try and create a gap / space to get the ball through to the Yellow team. The Blue team must cover and slide across to close all gaps and stop any through balls.

If the defending team get possession of the ball they pass it to the team who did not give it away and change places with thet team that gave them the ball.

Coaching Points:

Cover and balance. Good shape to the defending team. Avoid getting opened up. Stay close together but not too close where the ball can go down the outside.

Progressions:

Allow defender to enter into Red or Yellow area on 5+ passes.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 goal game

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3 goal game

Curriculum topic-

Defending

Organisation (brief description of session):

5v5 defending 3 goals. Pressure, support, & balance. Trying to influence direction of play. Strikers delay first forward pass and force one direction. To score ball must be played through one of the three goals under control.

Learning Objectives:

Technical:

Jokeying, closing down. Do not sell your self. Do not turn back.

Tactical:

First delay (forward pass or movement) then influence direction with body shape & approach angle.

Physical:

Endurance, anerobic, arobic, body strength.

Psych/ Social:

Confidence, commitment to tackle, communication, control (anger)

Coaches Comments:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 4v4 game

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4v4 game


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