Defenders need to control a game by limiting options for passing and shooting, so get your players working together and communicating to channel the attackers! Body positioning is a key component of this session, as players need to know how to angle their run in and how tight to the defender they should be.
What's in the Session?
We begin with a high intensity 4 vs 1 warm up to get defenders competing to win the ball, introducing them to the goals of the session. Defenders then work together, using angles of approach, body positioning and distances to cut off passing options before engaging with a player.
These skills are used to channel the opposition in a full pitch game working on a diamond midfield.
We all know that goals win games in football, so in just 6 drills this easy to use session improves your team's 1v1 confidence, attacking passing and counter-attacking ability
To develop and enhance players knowledge and understanding of transition play from attack - defence, and defence - attack.
To develop and enhance players knowledge of how to keep possession effectively in all areas of the pitch in order to exploit the opposition and create goal scoring opportunities.
To develop players understanding, knowledge and application around attacking principles when the opposition are either in or out of balance.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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