Lateral Defending - Keep out Carlos!

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This Session works towards a tighter defence by teaching your players how to deal with strong center forwards, such as Man City's Carlos Tevez.

By using lateral defending to hold up the attacker (don't dive in!) and with a second defender offering cover - so if the opposition's striker manages to get past your first defender you can be sure there's someone covering their back - your team will be able to stop the opposition in their tracks!

Many coaches often focus a lot of time and attention on playing the offside trap and although this can sometimes be successful eventually your opponent is going to time their run right and that will only leave you with a line of defenders sprinting desperately back towards their own goal.

To avoid the reliance on always playing the offside trap we look at staying with your man, holding them up and not committing too early. Starting with a couple of Wake Up drills to get your players thinking football you can then work your way through a series of progressively more challenging defensive exercises!

This session is available as part of an Interactive Coaching Pack, scroll down to learn more

Defending with Confidence

This pack of Defending Master Sessions has been developed to help you improve your players' game when they're at their most vulnerable, without the ball and trying to win it back!

Topics Include: Defensive Confidence in a 1 vs 1, Cut out the long ball, Recovering after losing possession, Playing the ball out from the back and more.

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Defending with Confidence - in this pack:

Defending Drogba - Cut out the long ball

By cutting out the ball over the top your defenders can prevent the ball ever reaching the opposition's danger players!

Defensive Confidence in a 1 vs 1

Don't be let down by your defenders in a one vs one show down, use this session and give them the skill and confidence to deal with one on ones

Lateral Defending - Keep out Carlos!

Can you keep Carlos out? Work towards a tighter defence holding up attackers with a second defender offering cover!

Plan B defending - On the edge of your Box

Teach your players to deal with defending in the danger zone - in and around their 18 yard box!

Playing the ball out from the back

Don't just play route one football, play the ball out of your defence by passing, dribbling and looking forwards for options to start the new attack

Turnover - Recovering after losing possession

How to counter a counter-attack! React quickly, hold up the ball and reorganize your back line to box out their striker!

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learn more about how interactive coaching packs work

Interactive Sessions - Easy to understand and Coach
Once purchased - the folder pack instantly appears in your online account and is ready to use:
Each Session comes with its own aims, clear coaching points and accompanying animations and illustrations to give you all you need to take sessions with your team.
Read & Watch
Read the session on screen and watch the animated drills and video techniques.
Present & Teach
Use the slideshow feature to present the drills full screen or on an interactive whiteboard.
Download & Print
Download and print pdf version of each session to read and use offline.
Quick & Convenient
Download and print summary sheets, a great quick reminder when your out on the field.

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