Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): G04's: Defending in Final Third

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Fabrice Gautrat
Name: Fabrice Gautrat
City: Chicago
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 + Ball Mastery

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v2 + Ball Mastery
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3v2 + Ball Mastery (10 mins)

3v2 Warm-up + Ball Mastery

10x10 Grid

3v2's: 10 passes = defenders stay an extra turn

Why is their little success? What needs to happen?

Coaching Points: Decision making, movement off the ball, support.

Ball Mastery:

3xpush3xpull

inside-outside cut

dribble cut

drible cut + fake shot

Dribble cut w/ sole

"" + Fake shot


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Functional Defender Training: Clearing the ball

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Functional Defender Training: Clearing the ball (30 mins)

Functional Clearing the ball - Defender

Warm-up with headers in groups of three

A. Player sprints forward then pack pedals with hips open. Clears the ball that partner is throwing.

B. Same thing but from other side

Progression

i. toss ball to clearer, to clear with inside of the foot

ii. " but clear with head.

iii. cross ball for player to clear

iv. Make it two defenders who always start at 18 and then drop as ball is about to be crossed. Work on 6 clearances and switch roles.

v. Progress to having four players (back four) start in front of 18 and have players play balls in and those defenders have to clear it and push up after every clearance. 6 total (Switch the 4)

vi. Can do it by adding pressure


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finishing

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Finishing (20 mins)

Finishing exercise:

1) dribble through cones and push ball outside to finish far post or near (if keeper cheats far post)

2) dribble through cones but finish far post with a bending ball.

Crossing & Finishing

1) dribble and finish, then run around cone to finish first time.

Can add pressure to make it realistic.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Crossing and Finishing

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Crossing and Finishing (15 mins)

Finishing and Crossing

Set-up: Groups of 4. After 4 balls switch the four out.

1. Server plays ball into forwards (one stays high and one checks low). Play to high forward who lays it off for forward who checked low (who spins).

2. Same but switch finisher

3. Ball is played to outside wide players (who takes a touch forward and crosses the ball) for two forwards to run onto

4. Same but ball is crossed from opposite side. Opposite winger comes in on far post.

Switch out the and new groups of four come on.

Coaching points: Explain importance of runs. Sometimes you won't get the ball by making the run but you free up someone else.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Finishing with Defenders

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Finishing with Defenders (25 mins)

Finishing with Defenders: 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 to goal

Organization- 6 defenders and 9-12 attackers. A- starts the attack by dribbling into the game and 1 defender come out to play 1v1 to goal. After play is over, player B dribbles in and 2 defenders comes

out to create 2v2 to goal. They can combine with players A or go alone to goal. After play is over, player C dribbles in to make a 3v3 as the 3rd defender joins the game to goal. Repeat excercise to

goal. After 5 min change defenders.

Scoring: if defenders win the ball, and score in counter goals they can eliminate one of the goals from attackers.

Coaching Points- Finishing, combinations, 1v1 skill to goal, movement off the ball, how do we receive the ball if we have space in front of us? Are we just looking to possess or to penetrate? can you create some space for yourself and get a shot off?

GRID-25x30

Progression:

1) Same but add 2 wide services for the defenders to clear and attackers to score.

2) Same but have trailing defender with 2 defenders staying in Grid.

Coaching Points: look to push up when ball goes backwards or attacker has back to goal.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 7v7 Half field - defensive shape)

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7v7 Half field - defensive shape) (25 mins)

Back 4 + 2 mids, work on defending against group of attackers.

Always start at startig yellow line,


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Custom Pass
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Dribble
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Pitch Line 4

Animation Controls (PCs, Macs, Laptops):

Play animation
Play step-by-step
Repeat (toggle)
Full Screen
Pause
Stop

Back/Forward: Drag timeline button