Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defensive role of the CM's

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Angelo Sabblah, Young Member

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Angelo Sabblah
Name: Angelo Sabblah
City: Portland
Country: United States of America
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objectives:

1. Be able to work as a unit using triggers and communication to prevent penetration.

2. Know how to force opponents back towards pressure.

3. Understand defensive roles.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm Up
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Warm Up (15 mins)

Set up

Area 30x20 yard grid with lines of cones seperated every 5yards.

Rules and Conditions

Players go through PEP routine including Motor Movement, Dynamic Stretching, Strength, plyometric and sprint (with changes of direction) phases. Focus on techniques and landing mechanic.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical

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Technical (20 mins)

Set Up

Multiple areas (24x18 yards) split into 6 yard boxes. One player to each box.

Rules and Conditions

Players are not allowed to leave their box. Rows of players can move the ball along the row and must penetrate defensive (middle) line to find their other team in the opposite row. Defenders to try and force the ball out or intercept pass. If they win it they swap places with the outer team.

Progressions

Each team gets 5 lives. They lose a life every time two players get split.

Allow defenders to leave their area to press box that the ball is in.

Coaching Points

COMMUNICATION

- Verbal

- Visual

Pressure

Cover

Compactness

Recovery Runs

- Diagonally in towards 1st team mate

- Depth


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Skill

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Skill (20 mins)

Set Up

Multiple areas (30x40 yards) split into 3 zones (10:20:10 yards).

Goal at each end of the area.

Rules and Conditions

Players cannot leave their zones. Possession team to keep possession of the ball and move the ball through the zones. Defending team to get the ball back and score in either goal. Only defending team can score points to begin with.

Progressions

Possession team can score by moving the ball from one end zone to the other without losing possession.

Coaching Points

Break passing lanes before pressing

Visual trigger: Midfielders to get tight when forward forces one way.

Marking: force back towards pressure.

Marking: Holding Midfielder to cover straight long pass


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage (30 mins)

Set Up

Half field with big goal at each end.

Rules and Conditions

8v8 scrimmage rules.

Coaching Points

Focus on session technical points.

1v1 Defending

Pressure

Cover

Balance

Compactness

Concentration


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