Team Defending

Defensive responsibility spreads across the whole team. The best teams in the Premier League press high and swarm the opposition from the front to back, working in units to win the ball back as soon as they’ve lost it. Develop your own teams mentality to defend as a team.

What’s in the Session?

  1. Session focused on team defending when opponents have the ball – working as a unit to deny the opposition goal scoring opportunities.
  2. Players will understand the priorities and individual responsibilities of defending as a team, in order to deny the opposition goal scoring opportunities.
  3. Tracking players, marking, communication, and recovery runs – angles, depth and speed.
  4. The session is aimed at players between the ages of U17 – U21.
  5. Squad practice.

To coach and develop players to defend as a team, and increase their understanding of the key team defending principles.

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

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