Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Defensive 1/3

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Tiago Mota, Adult Member

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Tiago Mota
Name: Tiago Mota
City: North quincy
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - 3 v 3 v 3 Rondo Tennis

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG - 3 v 3 v 3 Rondo Tennis
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SSG - 3 v 3 v 3 Rondo Tennis (15 mins)

Warm Up

Organizations: 

  • 12 by 10 with 5 yrd center zone  
  • 9 players -  3 v 3 v 3 
  • 3 sets of 4 mins

Rules: 

  • Over the river exercise
  • Below head height
  • 1 pass and can play through to opposite side box
  • 1 point for completed pass through to the opposite side box, 2 points for dribbling into neutral zone and playing completed pass, 3 points for receiving ball in neutral zone and passing through to opposite side box
  • Game 1: 1 defender
  • Game 2: 2 defenders
  • Game 3: 2 defenders, 2 touch

Key factors: 

  • Body shape
  • Speed of closing down
  • Provide cover
  • Decision making on pressing or block lanes

  • Learning Outcomes: eg. (Post practice review, comments, thoughts)

    • Warm up

    Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Function - 8 v 8 Mid 1/3 Defending

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    Function - 8 v 8 Mid 1/3 Defending (30 mins)

    The phase of Play:

    • Defending

    1/3 of the Field:

    • Mid 1/3

    Principles of Play:

    1. Pressure the ball with the closest defenders and dictate the direction of play

    4. Delay when in an overload situation

    Organizations: 

    • Middle 1/3 with 15 yrd end zone
    • Cut field down 18 yrd box side line
    • 9 v 9, 18 players, 2 mini goals + big goal

    Key factors:

    • Body shape
    • Speed of closing down
    • Provide cover
    • Decision making on pressing or block lanes

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Introduction of principles
    • Understanding of units positioning
    • Basic ideas of defending
    • Ideas of 1-4-3-3 defending, dropping into 1-4-4-2 in mid 1/3
    • Scenario: Opposition Full back is in possession after breaking front 3 press/ Movements of players/ ball in central areas with opposition CB or CM/ Ball into forwards feet/ in behind


    Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Half Field Game - 9 v 9 Build Out to Mini Goals

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    Half Field Game - 9 v 9 Build Out to Mini Goals (40 mins)

    The phase of Play:

    • Defending

    1/3 of the Field:

    • Mid 1/3

    Principles of Play:

    1. Pressure the ball with the closest defenders and dictate the direction of play

    4. Delay when in an overload situation

    Organizations: 

    • Middle 1/3 with 15 yrd end zone
    • 10 v 10, 20 players, 2 mini goals + 2 big goals with GK's

    Key factors:

    • Body shape
    • Speed of closing down
    • Provide cover
    • Decision making on pressing or block lanes

    Learning Outcomes:


    • Introduction of principles
    • Understanding of units positioning
    • Basic ideas of defending
    • Ideas of 1-4-3-3 defending, dropping into 1-4-4-2 in mid 1/3
    • Scenario: Opposition Full back is in possession after breaking front 3 press/ Movements of players/ ball in central areas with opposition CB or CM/ Ball into forwards feet/ in behind

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