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Type: Functional
Age: 14
Phase of Play: Defending
Intensity (Workload): Low, Medium

Session

Session: DO.003

Age: 15-Adlt Intensity: Medium
Time: 25 mins Positions: 2,3, Primary
Players: 14 soccer coaching drills field Area: 1/2 Field

Exercise Objectives

  1. Coach a team in how to defend in wide areas.
  2. Coach an outside defender on how to deal with wide attacks.
  3. Eliminate crosses and shots on goal with good individual defending technique in wide areas. Also improve the functioning of the defending unit in this functional coaching exercise for defending in wide areas. It is vital the outside defenders understand their roles and defending duties in any formation.

Functional Defending Sessions

Back 4 Zonal Positioning

Coach how to shift the defending block and how to compact the field. Coach defending deep and being hard to penetrate by maintaining spacing and co-ordinating as a unit effectively...

05-03-2014 Hits:19968 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Central Defenders to deal with Cro…

Defending priorities and roles for central defenders in dealing with wide served balls. Coach how to deal with attackers in the final third and the details of the defending movements of...

05-12-2013 Hits:12404 Defending Functional Drills Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Defending Crosses

Defending crosses session mainly developing the 4,5 (Centre Back) positions and how to deal with crosses. Develop the ability of the defending unit to deal with crosses and improve decision making...

10-12-2011 Hits:31997 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coaching the Outside Back On Defending D…

Defending responsibilities and roles of an outside back (full back) in a functional defending exercise in our own half. Small group defending in combination with the techniques and strategies on...

02-12-2011 Hits:23565 Defending Functional Drills TonyDeers - avatar TonyDeers

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6 Man Defensive Unit

Defending unit structure and organization of a back four and two defending midfielders. To train the back 4 and 2 centre midfielders to defend as a unit. Develop an understanding of...

29-06-2011 Hits:39500 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Developing Play from the Back 2

Defending priorities in and around the 18yrd area. Focusing on preventing goal scoring opportunities and small group defending techniques.

31-03-2011 Hits:28516 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Central Defenders in Final Third

Defending functionally with Centre Backs. Training a pair of Centre Backs to work together and effectively deal with threatening situations. ...

10-11-2010 Hits:27856 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coaching a team on when to press and dro…

Defending functional activity to develop the defending units ability to make decisions on when to press and when to drop. ...

19-03-2010 Hits:41585 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Attacking Quickly After Intercepting the…

Coach a team to attack quickly after regaining possession of the ball. Pressing and trapping pockets created in our opponents defending 3rd in order to force a quick turn over...

29-09-2008 Hits:38654 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Defending in and Around the Penalty Area

Defending priorities in and around the 18yrd area. Focusing on preventing goal scoring opportunities and small group defending techniques.

24-09-2008 Hits:48146 Defending Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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