Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): 5/24 B13N - Group Defending

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Steven Steadham, Adult Member

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Steven Steadham
Name: Steven Steadham
City: New York City
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Group Defending - Pressing

- Pressure the ball immediately after losing it, using players closest to the ball

- Get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact

- Delay the opponents' attack when outnumbered

- Pressure the player with the ball, cover and balance

- Always press in the identified situations

When to press?

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Intro - 8v4

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Intro - 8v4 (10 mins)

Organization: - 15x25

- 8v4

Instructions: - Players switch roles if defender wins ball or forces attackers out of play

Coaching Points/Questions: - Pressure the player with the ball, cover and balance

When to press?

Regressions/Progressions: - add counter goals for defenders

- after (x) passes 8s can score

- two touch only

- defenders switch out if they win possession and complete 3 passes

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main - 4v4v4 - Zones

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Main - 4v4v4 - Zones (20 mins)

Organization: - 40x25 area

- divided into 3 zones (15x25)(10x25)(15x25)

- 3 teams of 4

- 2 attacking teams in outside zones

- 1 defending team in middle zone

Instructions: - 2 attacking teams attempt to pass through middle zone for point

- if defending team wins possession they keep possession in middle zone, team that lost possession sends in 2 players to win back possession

- if ball goes out, play restarts with coach

- rotate defending team after 3min

- team with most points after all rounds wins

Coaching Points/Questions: - Get organized and balanced as quickly as possible; make it compact

When to press?

Regressions: - make space smaller for more defensive success

Progressions: - make space bigger and give attacking team a bonus point if they can split penetrate the defending team

- defending team choses when to send in all defenders to win possession

- add counter goals for defending team

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Condition - 3v3 Transition

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Condition - 3v3 Transition (20 mins)

Organization: - (30x20)

Instructions: - 3v3 transition game with targets

- players start at corners, balls on right side

- players become defense after scoring or if ball goes over opponents endline

- new teams attackers on after ball crosses endline, teams defenders off

- if ball goes out on sideline, players check back to own team to receive new ball

- first team to 5 wins or 5min

Coaching Points: - Pressure the ball immediately after losing it, using players closest to the ball

When to press?

Progressions: - bonus point for one touch assist and finish

Regressions: - play starts with a pass to teammate

- can only score after halfway line

 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game - 5v5s

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Game - 5v5s (20 mins)

Organization: - (50x30)

Instructions: - 5v5s

- resting teams if needed

- 4min games or first to 2 goals

Coaching Points/Questions: - Always press in the identified situations

When to press?

Regressions/Progressions: - first to 1 wins

 


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