Football/Soccer Session (U12): Defending 2v1 technique

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Jose Sagal, Adult Member

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Jose Sagal
Name: Jose Sagal
City: Somerset
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1: technical-unopposed

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Activity 1: technical-unopposed

Organization:

1. 20 x 10 yard area setup as show n

2. Groups of 3 players setup as shown

3. 1 ball

Instructions:

1. The ballis positioned atthe centre ofthe area

2. Players take itin turns to close the ball down

3. Second player behind workds as the cover defender>turns to the defender closing to the ball(pressure)

3. A s they approach the ballthey need to slow dow n and settheir body shape to defend the ball

4. A fter they have setand held their body position for 2 seconds,they run through to the other side ofthe area and

the nextperson in the group sets off

Coaching Points:

1. Close dow n quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow down as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees,stay sideways on to the ball

5. Role of 2nd defender =cover the 1st defender

Progressions:

1. P – Tim e the activity and have the group close the balldow n as m any tim es as they can in a settim e period

2. P – H ave players m ove the position ofthe balleach tim e so thatthe closing angle changes

3. R – H ave players w ork in 4’s to increase the restto repetition ratio

4. R – H ave players m irror each other from the other side so players see a picture each tim e they close dow n the ball

(developing players can then copy)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2: Defending 1v2-closing down

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Activity 2: Defending 1v2-closing down

Organization:

1. 20 x 10 Yard A rea setup as shown

2. Defenders starts with the ball

3. A dditionalballs by the defenders

4. 2 defenders, 1 pressures the 2nd covers

Instructions:

1. The activity starts with the defender passing the ballinto one ofthe tw o attackers

2. The defender is permitted to close the attacking player down on their firs ttouch

3. The attacking player must attempt to penetrate the end line

4. After each attempt the attacking players joins the nex tline and the defender re-starts the activity from the center

5. Points are awarded for a successful dribble or tackle

6. Rotate players after a set time limt

Coaching Points:

1. Angle and speed of approach.

2. Body Position should be sideways on and low to the ground.

3. Be patient

4. Correctoption to block or poke.

5. 2nd defender covering the 1st defender and staying patient

Progressions:

1. P – Allow 2nd attacker to supportthe ballfrom behind.

2. R – Reduce the closing distance for the defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3:conditioned

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Activity 3:conditioned

Organization:

1. 35 x 30 yard area setup as show n

2. 1 ball(A dditionalaround the outside

Instructions:

1. Players play 1v1, 2 v 2, 1v1 in the three zones

2. Players can only operate within their assigned zone

3. Normal restart rules apply

Coaching Points:

1. Close down quickly

2. Angle of approach to make play predictable

3. Slow down as you approach the attacker

4. Bend the knees,stay sideways onto the ball

5. Correct moments to tackle

6. Techniques of tackling

Progressions:

1. P – Rem ove restriction zones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4

Organization:

Instructions:

Coaching Points:

Progressions:


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Custom Movement
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Pass
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Dribble
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Pitch Line 3
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Pitch Line 4

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