Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defending; Pressure/Cover (Start Time: 2017-11-08 19:30:00)

Profile Summary

John Mullen
Name: John Mullen
City: Martin United
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Defending

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shadow Defending
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Shadow Defending (10 mins)

-40x30 area

-Half of players with ball

-Players with ball dribble around the area

-A defender closes down the player with the ball and player with ball dribbles at them

-Defender stays tight and drops in defensive postion but not actually winning the ball

-After a few dribbles attacker gives ball to defender and they switch roles while finding someone else

Emphasis:

-Proper closing down technique (Accelerate/deccelerate, angle of approach, stay low, move feet and contain, push attacker to one side)

Progression:

-Live play trying to beat defender


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 2v1 Recovery Defending

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2v1 Recovery Defending (15 mins)

-2v1 Recovery Defending

-1x5' game (rotate players after 2.5 minutes) in 15x20 area

-Defensive player passes ball to attacker

-Attacker imediately dribbles into play and tries to score on pug goal in 1v1 scenario

-As soon as attacker touches ball a 2nd defender rushes in to eliminate 1v1 scenario

-If defense wins ball they try to pass it to one of two counter pug goals

-If ball goes out, two new players restart

Emphasis:

-Delay attack and wait for help

-Defend tightly to prevent shot

-Imediate support for each other when you win ball to go forward

Progression:

-2v2 with a 3rd defender coming in

-1x8'game (rotate players after 4 minutes)

Emphasis of progression:

-Proper press/cover of 2 defenders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Pressing in small groups

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Pressing in small groups (20 mins)

Set Up

Area approx 20 x 20 with 5 channels at each end.

Players orgnanised in 3s at each end

Groups approx 5 from each other

Detail

Coach plays in ball to a team.

The team proceed to attack opponents 3 v 3

They attempt to move the ball into the target zone under control.

Play stops when either team score or ball goes out of play.

Progressions

Add nutral players on outside to aid team in possession

Add target player in target zone ( defenders will have to consider screening)

Coach varies service (fast/ slow/ air etc)

Coaching points

Pressing distance, stance and balance.

Support distance, depth, angle and team balance

Tracking runners

Early decision to attack or defend

Take personal responsibility for opponent

Concentration


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