Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U14 MLS - C1: Wk2. S2. (Def Periodization) Def the Long Ball

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Am-Club: Metropolitan Oval Academy

Yannick Salmon

Profile Summary

Yannick  Salmon
Name: Yannick Salmon
City: Westbury
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

What: Improve the team's ability to anticipate & defend the long ball to protect the goal.

Defenders: Anticipating and defending the long ball & cross from the wide area.

Midfielders: 2v2 Principles. Mark & Cover.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1/2v2 transition

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1v1/2v2 transition
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1v1/2v2 transition (20 mins)

Organization:

1 grid, 15 x 18yds 2 mini goals, 2 gates,

Instructions:

Teammate plays diagonal pass and opposite lines go to press. 2 1v1s at the same time. Players can score on goal or dribble through gate. Once 1v1 is done transition to support teammate, make 2v2. 3pts for goal, 1 pt for dribble through gate.

Coaching Points:

1. Press at angle, slow down, proper footwork 3. Timing of tackle. 4. Transition fast to support. 5. Press, Cover COMMUNICATION LOUD 6. RECOGNIZE BODY SHAPE OF ATTACKER! DRIBBLING AT SPEED, RECEIVING PASS - HIPS OPEN/CLOSED

Progressions:

Add 2nd Ball to Facilitate 2v2. Switch goals, players press opposite side.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Def Long Ball

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Def Long Ball (25 mins)

Organization:

  • 11 Players. 4 sets x 5min

Instructions:

  • Long Ball - Targets connect 3-4 passes then uncover ball to play long into front 3. Attackers attempt to score on big goal. Defenders attempt to clear.
  • 2nd Ball - Targets Play ball to Wide Players who cross first time or dribble then cross.

Coaching Points:


  • Recognize cover/uncovered ball. Covered - remain aggressive / Uncovered - protect space in behind.
  • Style of Run to Drop, Push off Backfoot to Attack Ball
  • Distance, Covering Players Continue to Drop Until Cleared. Triangle - Hockey Stick
  • First Priority to Clear - High & Wide,
  • Defend/Protect the Goal on Cross.


Progressions:

  • Can play short to one of front 3 checking in.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 - 8v7

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 - 8v7
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3v3 - 8v7 (30 mins)

Organization:


Instructions:

  • LONG BALL: 8 & 10 connect 3-4 passes then uncover ball to play long. As they play long ball, they join the attack along with the 2 &3.
  • Defending wingbacks & 6/8 recover to make 8v7.
  • 2ND BALL: The 2nd ball will start with red attacking the big goal. Defenders try to regain and finish on either 3 small goals.
  • Play throw ins. If ball goes out for corner or behind half start from long ball.

Coaching Points:

  • Recognize cover/uncovered ball. Covered - remain aggressive / Uncovered - protect space in behind.
  • Style of Run to Drop, Distance, Covering Players Continue to Drop Until Cleared. Triangle - Hockey Stick
  • First Priority to Clear - High & Wide,
  • Midfielders - Rec & Recover 2nd Balls.
  • Defend/Protect the Goal. Priority to Contain Until Regain

Progressions:

  • Start w/ 6 already deep.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9v9 Game

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9v9 Game (30 mins)

Organization:

  • 9v9 Game Half Field

Instructions:

  • Game start from Long Ball

Coaching Points:


Progressions:



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