Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Defending the long ball in a high press

Profile Summary

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

Description

Objectives:

1. Recognize spaces opponent long ball want to exploit.

2. Roles and responsibilities of 1st defender and the covering defenders around.

3. How to keep the ball infront of us by winning the ball or turning the opposition forward around.


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

Set up

Area 20x20 yard grid with lines of cones seperated every 5 yards.

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 mechanics


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Tech

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Tech

Set Up

20x20

Rules and Conditions

Target Players at each end of the area. Play 2v2 inside the area. Target play to distribute (hands) to possession team, team to try and get behind defense to play into opposite TP. If Defenders win the ball, they play to TP and become possession team.

Coaching Points

Read Pass

- Watch the flight of the ball

- Get in line with the ball

Use body to close out defender

Pressure, cover

- Angles and distances of support

Compactness

- Two defenders staying closer together.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

Set Up

Half Field. End zone 10 yards deep in each half. Mark out half line.

Rules and Conditions

Defending team gets a point if they can play into or win the ball in the opponent's end zone. All players must be in the opponents half when their team win the ball or take the ball into the end zone.

Coaching Points

Challenge for the ball

- Prevent ball from going past

- Keep opponent facing their own goal

Recover into cover positions as quickly as possible.

Track runners and get inside to force the second ball wide.

Midfielders to drop to pick up second ball in front of defense.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Scrimmage

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Scrimmage

Set Up

Half Field

Rules and Conditions

Scrimmage rules

Coaching Points

Principles of Defense and Attack


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Movement
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Custom Movement
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Pass
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Pitch Line 2
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Shaded Pitch Area

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