Soccer: Working up to 11 v 11 principles

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Steve, Clayesmore Prep School

DESCRIPTION

Objective: Application of the individual & unit patterns/movements of defending with a 8 v 8 practice.

Detail:

  • Set up - Half a full size pitch with sidelines brought in 10m or 70 x 50 marked out.
  • Split the players into 2 balanced groups of 8.
  • Give each team a scenario for the game (for example Team A are losing 2-1 with 15 minutes to go).
  • Select a team captain who will work with their team to discuss a strategy & tactics.
  • Individual, unit & teams roles and responsibilities when defending (out of possession).
  • When, where, what, how & why to press in specific areas of the pitch.
  • Hunting in packs
  • Goalkeepers angles & distances in relation to the defensive structure.

COACHING POINTS

  • Individual, unit & teams roles and responsibilities when defending (out of possession).
  • When, where, what, how & why to press in specific areas of the pitch.
  • Hunting in packs
  • Goalkeepers angles & distances in relation to the defensive structure.

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