Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defensive Cover

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Darryl Springer

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Darryl Springer
Name: Darryl Springer
City: Lorton
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 1

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Organization: 7v6 - 60x40. Will coach the #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.

Instructions: Coach feeds player at midfield. Defensive team in blue will keep good defensive shape and make sure all zones are covered to win the ball to counter to small goals. Goalkeeper providing communication and organizatio from the back. Defenders get two points for goals scored in small goals.

Coaching Points:

- All principles of defending (pressure, cover, balance, compactness, control and restraint)

- Focus is on shape and communication with teammates.

- Forcing players to cover defend

- Defending as unit

- Reading the Pass

- Being able to defend directional changes

- Ability to read and anticipate opponents’ actions and stepping up to close space behind the back line

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