Defend and Dispossess! - Defending confidence and Interception Session
That's why this Sportplan session aims to get your defenders troubleshooting - Spotting the danger early on and acting to close it down!
We start by looking at the core Defending Stance your players should be adopting (knees bent, arm up, in front of their opponent). After this we then work on how to approach the attacker (with small steps and a low center of gravity) before finally getting your players to go up against one another in a 1 vs 1 show down!
This session also introduces players to the sort of contact they should look to expect when contesting for the ball and hones their ability to drive out and meet the pass - without over committing!