Defending for U9s and Below
Use this plan to teach your young team the basics of defending, including how to adopt a strong defensive position, pressing the ball and being patient - resisting the temptation to dive in.
What's in the session?
With games including Fish Tank and Bib Tag you can tell this isn't your standard defending session. That's because it's been specifically designed for younger players, teaching them the basics of defending through fun games and practice.
Five drills in this session is all it will take to help improve your team's ability to defend with structure, while teaching them basics such as body position, timing tackles and being aware of attackers' movement.
This session has been built to get players competent at defending and while enjoying the activities at hand, so they will leave training with a smile!