Defending in a 1v1 is not an easy skill, even seasoned players can sometimes be caught out. So how do you get your defenders over their fears and get them used to physical contact?
This week's session aims to help you answer this coaching conundrum by introducing your players to the more physical side of the game. Through use of progressive drills and blocking exercises, whilst also recapping the technical aspects, you can get players of all ages and abilities improving their willingness to contest the ball and stand up to the opposition!
What's in the Session?
To get your players in the blocking zone we start with a confidence building pairs-blocking-drill. By getting players to work together not only do you build blocking confidence but you'll also be promoting team-work at the back - teaching your players how to defend and block to keep out the attack!
If your team are continually leaking goals no matter how well you attack, your team will always struggle to win matches - especially in the final quarter when your players are tired!
Put pressure on the opposition's pivot player with this interception skills session - teach your defence to run out, cut out the pass and get back in position!
Improve your goalkeeper's shot stopping and reactions with this great session for one of the most important players in your team!
"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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