Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Defending against an overload

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Johnathan Caswell
Name: Johnathan Caswell
City: Ebbw Vale
Country: United Kingdom
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Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up - Coloured Tag

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Warm Up - Coloured Tag

Warm Up

Colour Tag

Area 20 x 30m

3 or 4 players outside the grid with different coloured cones

Remainder of players in the grid with a variety of coloured cones

Players outside grid try to TAG players within grid with corresponding colours

Last players standing - with each coloured cone take a turn outside the grid


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 3

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3 v 3

Colour Coded Marking

3 v 3

Area - 20m x 20m

Mini Goal (Target)

Bib players up in team colours.

Ask each defender to hold a different coloured cone.

Each attacker to hold a corresponding coloured cone

Defender follows and marks the attacker with the same coloured cone as him/her

Switch defenders

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Progression

Add two of one coloured attacker

Players need to be made aware of space -

What if attackers switch places?

(Depending on ability can players 'pass on' attackers?)

Start from right/left - Change angles of attack


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 1

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3 v 1

Defending Overload

3 v 1

Area 40m x 20m

Work on defensive unit

Allow defenders some success with

3 v 1

3 v 2

3 v 3

Before creating a 3 v 4 overload

Attack middle third then change angles of attack (R and L)

Explain areas of the field

How to move as a unit

Progressions

Get defenders to shuffle over accordingly

Getting position correct to cut out a pass (Mark space)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3 v 4 Overload from wide

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3 v 4 Overload from wide

Defending 3 v 4 Overload from a wide area

A moves forward to meet the ball carrier

B stays with the run of his opposite number

C watches his opposite number (3) and is aware of the space between him and the outside man (4).

Can he mark the space? Cutting off the pass?

If player 1 beats A, B has to go and engage him.

C will then need to get in a position to defend 2 and 3 from the cross.

(The angle of attack will have changed)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): SSG

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SSG

SSG

5 v 5

Area 30m x 20m

Mini Goals

Allow players to play when a goal is scored the scorer has to leave the field of playe behind the goals he has scored in and re-enter the pitch at his goals.

This creates an overload for the attacking team.

Allow the team that conceded to start from their goal

Encourage defending team to hold up play...slow the attack to enable team mate to get back into play.


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