Practice Notes

This practice focuses on defending. Work with player on how and when to pressure when playing defense. This is a 1 hour practice session and the outline is as follows:

  • 20 x 10 2 vs 2 small sided game (10 minutes)
  • Get your own ball (15 minutes)
  • 1 vs 1 to single goal (15 minutes)
  • 31 x 20 4 vs 4 scrimmage (15 minutes)

End of Practice Discussion

  • What is the role of the pressuring defender? (the slow down the attack so teammate can get back to help).
  • When should the pressuring defender try and tackle the ball? (when the attacker makes a bad touch).
  • How quickly should the pressuring defender approach the attacker? (Quick! However, we want to slow down with quick choppier step as we get closer so we don’t run by them!)
  • How can a defender make play predictable? (by angling body to try and force attacker one way or the other).

Drills

20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game

20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game for U8
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Get Your Own Ball

Get your own ball - U8 Soccer Dribbling Game / Activity
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1 vs. 1 To Single Goal

1 vs. 1 To Single Goal - U8 Soccer Drill
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31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage - Soccer small sided game

Tactics

No tactics have been added to this practice yet.